Funza Lushaka Bursary 2021

Funza Lushaka Bursary 2021 is a programme for students who are studying the teaching profession at the university. The bursary programme is for only teaching students in any university in South Africa and the bursary only find South Africa students under the age of 30.

The bursary Programme covers tuition fees, accommodation, food allowance, learning devices and books allowances.  

Programmes to be funded

Funza Lushaka bursary fund two types of qualification.

Undergraduate studies 

 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12). 

Graduate studies 

 One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees reflect two priority subjects where one module/course was completed or studied at a third-year level while the second priority subject was completed or studied at the second year level.

Note that Only the PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) (Grade 7-12) will be funded through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme


Selection criteria include the following:

  1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number; 
  2.  The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability
  3. Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary 
  4. Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
  5. The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programmes. 
  6. The applicant must be accepted into an approved BEd degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority areas. 
  7. The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability.
  8. The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity.
  9.  The applicant must be committed to teaching in any.

New applications close on 28/02/2021



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