Funza Lushaka Bursaries are multi-year programmes that promote teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are made available to students who want to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority.
The fund isn’t a loan, but is a bursary. It covers tuition costs, full accommodation, books, as well as a small allowance.
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First- time University entrants:
In order to qualify for Funza Lushaka Bursaries as first-time University entrants, applicants are required to have a Level 4 pass at matric level in the subject which they will specialise to teach.
Applicants wishing to teach Foundation Phase are required to have passed Maths or Maths Literacy at Grade 12 Level. In addition to this, a Level 4 pass in a Home Language is mandatory.
Technology teaching, including CAT requires one to have a Level 4 pass in Mathematics.
Applicants already at University:
To qualify for Funza Lushaka Bursaries one needs to have passed all modules in the previous year. The minimum average required is 55%, in addition to an indication of strong Academic ability.
These applicants need to prove successful completion of a recognised qualification.
PGCE Foundation Phase teaching requires majors in Psychology and an African Language.
PGCE Intermediate Phase, Senior Phase, Further Education and Training Teaching require majors in subjects for specialisation from the B. degree. Two identified priority subjects at second year level are also needed in order to be considered for this bursary. Applicants need to have sufficient modules in identified priority subjects to qualify to teach it as a subject at school.
Application for Existing Bursars:
A pass of at least 66.6% of all subject modules is a minimum requirement and applicants also need to have achieved an average of at least 50% across all subject modules.
The application process is simple. Apply online here and you could be on your way towards getting the kind of support you need to further your studies.