Funza Lushaka Bursary Application For A year 2024

Do you want to study teaching and you’re looking for a bursary? Good news! The Funza Lushaka Bursary is perfect for you and 2024 bursary applications are now open

Applications to benefit from the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme are now open for the 2024 academic year. This is the perfect bursary for teaching courses.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Closing Date

This application period for first time applicants of Funza Lushaka bursary will close on 2nd February 2024 which means that applicants have only three months to apply for the bursary.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme Requirements

These are the requirements you need to meet to access the Funza Lushaka Bursary.

  • Must be 30 years old or younger
  • Have no other teaching qualifications
  • Must be a South African citizens with a valid South African ID number
  • Good academic ability
    •  An exemption, endorsement, or ‘admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at matric/Grade 12 level.
    • At least a level 4 pass at matric level in the two subjects which the applicant will specialise to teach.
    •  For students who wish to specialise in the Foundation Phase, a Level 2 pass in Mathematics or Level 4 pass in Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a t least a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.  
    • For students who wish to specialise in the Intermediate Phase, a Level 4 pass in Mathematics and a level 4 in a Home Language subject and/or a Level 4 pass in Science Subjects at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, at least a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.
    • Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, IT, and other Technical stream subjects and who do not have these subjects level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics.
  • Must be accepted into an approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority subject areas. 
  • Must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED)

How To Apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

You can watch our video on How To Apply For Funza Lushaka Bursary or our article How To Apply For Funza Lushaka Bursary

Or you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the e-Gov portal at www.eservices.gov.za
  2. Register by providing personal information.
  3. Login to the system using username and password created when registering.
  4. On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.
  5. Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  7. On the dashboard menu click on the 2023 application button.
  8. Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information.
  9. Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured.

Applications can only be submitted online. No hard copies will be accepted for applications. 

How To Track Your Application

You should not just apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary and forget about it. It is important to check on your application to see if they ask you for any additional information. We have a whole article on how to track your Funza Lushaka bursary application. But here is the summary.

  1. Go to the eServices Website you used to log in
  2. Provide your login details such as your username and password
  3. Click the Login button
  4. Click on Funza Lushaka Bursary
  5. Check your status 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation including meals, learning materials and they provide a monthly living allowance for living expenses. 

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