HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY
Teaching programmes are offered by many Higher Education Institutions in South Africa. If you’re looking to pursue a qualification in teaching, you might want to consider the Funza Lushaka Bursary to fund your studies.
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme is part of a national programme that was initiated to promote teaching as a career and usually covers tuition costs, housing, meals, books, and educational materials in addition to a monthly living expense stipend.
Before applying for the bursary, students must be accepted by an institution that offers teaching programmes and applications can be submitted via the schemes online PORTAL. No hard copy applications are accepted. Applicants should be familiar with the online system to successfully submit and application for Funza Lushaka bursary.
Below is a step by step guide on how to apply for Funza Lushaka for 2023.
How To Complete The Online Application Form:
Students who are interested in obtaining a teaching qualification are encouraged to apply before the deadline in 2023 as late applications will not be accepted.
Find out more about who qualifies for the bursary by visiting
Bursaries are awarded for 1 academic year at a time and students are required to reapply for funding each year. Renewal of the bursary is NOT guaranteed, but is dependent on students academic performance.
After graduation, bursary recipients will be required to teach at a public school (selected by the Provincial Education Department (PED)) – the service contract duration will be equal to the duration of bursary funding received.
Funza Lushaka required document:
Your Certified ID copy
Your parents/guardian certified ID copy
Your parents/guardian payslip (if they are working)
Your matric certificate
Your academic record if you are already in tertiary
And lastly your proof of registration (if already in tertiary and your acceptance letter if you are a prospective student)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY
Applications will be opening on 17 October 2022.
Re-applications (existing or returning bursary recipients): 30 November 2022.
New applications will close on: 16 January 2023.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact your University Funza Lushaka academic and administrative co-ordinators directly:
Alternatively, you may contact the Department of Basic Education here:
Tel: 012 357 3000
Email: [email protected]