Funza Lushaka Bursaries: Teaching Bursary Programme 2017

The Funza Lushaka is offering the Bursaries for 2017 in South Africa. The Teaching Bursary Programme 2017 is available for teachers in South Africa. If you are looking for 2017 Bursaries for Teachers, then you have come to the right place, as the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2017 is available for the hard working and deserving teachers.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Form should be submitted by the interested candidates at the first convenient. Funza Lushaka Bursary 2017 will pay for your educational expenses, and you will be able to study with more ease and reliability. Hence the interested candidates should avail the Teachers Bursary Programme 2016 available in South Africa. You can also have a look on the details and descriptions of Bursary before forwarding your bursary application.

Funza Lushaka Bursaries for Teachers 2017: Bursary Funds

If you want to study teaching at a tertiary institution, you can apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary from 1 October. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full 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 receive the bursary.

Information to note before making an application for a Funza Lushaka bursary in 2017

  1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless a certified copy of the applicants” ID document is submitted to support the application”.
  2. Applications must be made online at www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za
  3. The bursary will only be awarded if ONE of the priority area specialisation subjects is included as a teaching subject in the qualification.

The priority areas are:

Foundation Phase Grades R Intermediate and Senior Phase Grades 4-9 a teaching major in one of the following: African Languages, English Language, Mathematics, Natural Science and Technology.

FET Phase Grades 10-12: a teaching major in one of the following:

Accounting, African Languages, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Civil Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Economics, Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, English Language, Geography, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Mechanical Technology and Physical Science. Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for award of the bursary.

For 1st time entrants to university:

  • An exemption, endorsement, or admission to Bachelor Degree Studies pass at matric /Grade 12 level.
  • At least a level 4 pass or 60 per cent on the Standard Grade or 50 per cent on the Higher Grade pass at matric level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialise to teach.
  • For students who wish to specialise in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a level 4 pass or 60 per cent on the Standard Grade or 50 per cent on the Higher Grade pass in the Home Language is required. If a student completed matric prior to 2008 when Mathematics was not compulsory, a student may still be considered based on overall good performance with an average of at least 50 per cent.
  • Students who wish to specialise in the teaching of Technology subjects, including Computer Applications Technology, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

For new applicants already at university

The student must have:

  • Passed all of the modules studied in 2013 or in the last year of study at the university.
  • At least a 55% average across all the modules studied in 2013 or in the applicant’s last year of study at university.
  • At least 55% average in modules studied in 2013 or in the applicant’s last year of study at university, which relate directly to the priority area teaching specialisation.

For existing bursars

The student must:

  • Have passed 2/3 of the modules studied in 2013 or the last year of study at the university.
  • Have passed 2/3 of the priority area modules studied in 2013 or the last year of study at the university.
  • Be progressing to the next level/year of study; and
  • Have at least 50% average across all modules.

Minimum criteria.

Meeting these criteria does not mean automatic acceptance for the bursary. There are a limited number of bursaries available, and the best students will be selected for the bursary.

Closing dates: Re-applications close on 16 November 2016

New applications close on 13 January 2017

How to Apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2016: Available Bursaries in SA

Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2016 will be accepted from 01 October 2016.

Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2017. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you should Apply Online for the bursary scheme for 2017.

The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time and, on proof of academic success, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. The bursary holder will be required to re-apply by the end of October for the following year. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.

The Funza Lushaka Bursaries will be helpful for you in near future, as you will no more liable to pay for your educational expenses. The Bursary Awards will manage your educational expenses, and you will be able to study with more reliability and concentration.

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3 comments

  1. I applied for a bursary but I want to teach languages for FET phase. When I look at the covered areas I do not see languages in FET.

  2. My name is Nelisiwe Mkhize, I have a disabled brother who got 3 children to look after, he and his wife are not working. The whole family is depending on the pension fund which is not enough for the family

    I am applying on my brother’s kids to go further with their studies since they all matriculated. One of them is already in the University doing his first year, but he is struggling financially and he even sugested to quit the course which is not good. They are very brilliant you won’t regret to give them this opportunity

  3. I am a girl 29 years .I am applying for funza -lushaka _bursaries .I am a disabled person but with my disability I know how to work but kniling .it has been a long time that I HV been longing to see my self as a teacher .I have matriculated in 2004 .I live at matatiele .my cell phoun no is 0763625184

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