2016 Funza Lushaka Teaching Bursaries

Are you an aspiring teacher who lacks money to pay for your tuition? The South African Government’s Department of Education is inviting you to apply for its multi-year Funza Lushaka Teachers Bursary Scheme. The bursary scheme pays for all your study fees together with meals and accommodation at a resident university.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be planning to study towards any of the following qualifications:
    • Undergraduate studies
      4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B Ed), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12).
    • Graduate studies
      One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees include majors in priority areas.
      Take note that some universities offer qualifications which combine specialisation in the Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) and Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10 –12). These combined qualifications are also acceptable.
  • Your studies must specialise in the priority areas from the groups below:
    • Foundation Phase (i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation Phase specialisation in an Indigenous African Language: isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.
    • Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9): A teaching major in two of the following: Mathematics; Natural Science and Technology (combination).
    • FET Phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): A teaching major in two of the following: Accounting; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology; Computer Applications Technology; Economics, Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design; Geography, Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Technology; and Physical Science.
  • You should not be a university dropout;
  • Must be a South African citizen;

This advert list only a selection of requirements, please Funza Lushaka Application Notes by clicking here (OR right click and “Save As”)

How to apply?

To apply for the  2016 Funza Lushaka Teaching Bursaries CLICK HERE NOW

Closing date: 08 January 2016 for new applications; 2 November 2015 for re-applications.

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