Funza Lushaka Bursary

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The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year government bursary programme that promotes teaching in public schools.

Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority.

Recipients of the bursary will be required to teach at a school or provincial education department for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.


  • The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens and applicants for the bursary must already have been accepted into an appropriate study programme at a recognized higher education institution.

  • Applicants also need to meet certain admission criteria of the institution and they must also meet the national election criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.

  • There are various priority areas that qualify for the bursary and in addition to specialising in a priority area, you will also need to specialise in a phase for the B.Ed and PGCE teaching qualifications.

  • Please note that those who already have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this bursary.

    Bursary Coverage:

  • Funza Lushaka bursaries cover all the recipient’s essential expenses.

  • Expenses covered include tuition, full accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, and a small allowance for monthly living expenses.

  • Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution.

    Application Deadline; Annually.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; Funza Lushaka Bursary Website

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