Apply for The Funza Lushaka Bursary for 2017-2018

Apply for The Funza Lushaka Bursary for 2017-2018

Admission criteria

  1. Selection criteria include the following:

8.1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number;

8.2. The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability;

  1. Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for award of the bursary. In 2017, the minimum academic criteria are:

Check More Requirements here:Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Notes 2017 (1)

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

Recipients of the bursary must apply on-line for the bursary in every year. The recipient must also complete the placement information as required in every year. The provincial education department (PED) will place a graduate bursar in a suitable teaching post. If a particular PED does not have a suitable teaching post for the graduate bursar, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have a suitable post. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed and placement cannot be deferred for any reason.


  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2018 will open on 01 October 2017.
  • Please note that there are a limited number of new bursaries available for 2017.
  • New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities such as NSFAS.
  • The outcome of the selection process will be available from the University not later than 30 April 2017.

Closing dates:
Re-applications close on 17 November 2017;
New applications close on 12 January 2018.


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