Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2019 For Teachers

The Funza Lushaka is offering the Latest Bursary Programme 2019 for Aspiring Teachers in South Africa. If you are looking for the Latest Government Bursaries, then you should go for the Funza Lushaka Bursaries 2019, where you will be able to get student financing for you educational expenses. You should get full advantage of the Online Bursaries for 2019 available in South Africa. 2019 Bursaries for Teachers are rarely available in SA, so you should not miss these Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Form should be submitted by those candidates who are really deserving and looking for the bursary programm. Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme is available for those candidates who are trying hard to get benefits from the bursary programme 2019 in South Africa.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Forms 2019 are now available on the official site of Funza Lushaka, where from you can submit your application for bursary programme. The Funza Lushaka Jobs and Career Opportunities have given real benefits to the successful candidates, and now you can also get the facility of student financing by becoming the bursary holders of Funza Lushaka, South Africa.

Funza Lushaka Bursary For 2019: New Bursaries For Teachers in South Africa

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.

Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a province of their choice. The provincial education department (PED) concerned will determine if there is a suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does not have suitable vacancies.

Selection criteria include the following:

  • The applicant’s academic ability;
  • Eligibility for an approved degree or PGCE in two of the priority areas;
  • Commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges; and personal integrity;
  • Commitment to teach in any school to which a student may be appointed by a PED.
  • Everything else being equal, selection should favour candidates from rural areas, candidates who wish to teach in rural areas and candidates whose financial position would otherwise exclude them from enrolment for a teaching qualification.

The Priority Areas Are:

Foundation phase (i.e. Grades R-3):Foundation phase specialization in an Indigenous African Language.
Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9):A teaching major in two of the following: Mathematics; Natural Science; Technology.
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; Physical Sciences.

What the bursary covers

Funza Lushaka bursaries cover all the recipient’s essential expenses. Expenses covered include tuition, full accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, and a small allowance for monthly living expenses. The allocation to any individual student is capped at a specific value. Where the HEI charges more than the capped value the bursars will have to top up from own funds. Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution.

Conditions For Repeating A Year

The bursary period may be extended to cover one additional year in a degree programme, or the time required for completion of one additional course in the PGCE programme. Only one such extension will be granted. Funding for an additional year of study (i.e. 5th year) is not automatic and will be considered on a case by case basis. In cases where support is provided for an additional year, the service obligation for the student is extended by a year. Any additional time required will be at the recipient’s own cost. The bursary is renewable for one academic year at a time. On proof of academic success the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher.

Conditions For Repayment Of The Bursary

The bursary must be repaid only if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a PED at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a PED at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a PED before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the bursary agreement.

Closing Date: 11 January 2019 (New applications)

Closing Date:  16 November 2018 (Re-applications)

How to Apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2019: Available Bursaries in SA

You need to apply for admission to a teaching qualification (B Ed or PGCE) or a Bachelors degree (e.g. BSc, B Tech, BA) with at least one major course in a priority area at a university of your choice. Once you have gained admission at a university, you are required to apply for the bursary via this Internet website:

  • First-time Applications: Apply Online for the Funza Lushaka: Teaching Bursary Programme
  • Re-Applications: Apply Online for the Funza Lushaka: Teaching Bursary Programme

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.

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, then you should apply online for the recently announced Funza Lushaka Bursaries 2019. If you are finding it hard to pay for your educational expenses, then you should avail these 2019 bursaries at Funza Lushaka South Africa.

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  1. Hi my name is Pumela i am interested to become a teacher do i qualify to apply according to my age now i am 46 years?Shall i apply for 2017 as i will be 47years?

    • kethokuhle Amanda Mtimkulu

      Hi am doing matric this year and i want to do teaching should i apply now for Fundza bursary or should i wait until i get my results next year

  2. When is funza lushaka responding to first applicants for 2017?

  3. My wish is to apply for a bursary because I can’t afford to pay fees on my own .Im about to study teaching at Ukzn Edgewood in June second semester.tank you

  4. hi Marcia i want to become a teacher please help me

  5. hi my name is takalani i am interested to become a teacher do i qualify to apply when im 31 years old?

  6. I want to appy for Funza lushaka Learnership as i am 35 of age, should i apply?

  7. Hi,I would like to apply for a teaching bursary,how do i apply Im 27years old??

  8. I would like to know if my application for fundza busary will be considered with acknowledgement letter,because I’m still waiting for acceptance letter from my institution

  9. Mokhawane Denis

    Im a Grrade !2 learner and im willing to pass with bachelor degree so that next year I go to university to do teaching , I would like you to help me with the funding

  10. Mokhawane Denis

    Im a Grade !2 learner and im willing to pass with bachelor degree so that next year I go to university to do teaching , I would like you to help me with the funding

  11. Sylvia Busisiwe Mnisi

    My name is sylvia Busisiwe i would like to apply as a teacher i really want the funza Lushaka to help me with the busarie thanx

  12. Ipeleng Segano

    Hi I am Ipeleng and I need help about funds am interested on teaching

  13. Thandekile khoza

    I have passed Matric with bachelor degree and I want
    to study teaching at university of venda next year and I funza lushaka to help me because I dnt have Money to further my studies.

  14. Keabetswe Mpaketsane

    My name is Keabetswe Mpaketsane currently in grade 12 and I am willing to pass with bechelor degree so that next year I can go to university to study nursing.I can’t afford to pay fees on my own, I really need help

  15. Hi im
    buhle i passed my matric 2013 with a bachelor and i dont have money to futher my studies.Im interested on teaching

  16. when will the funza website be working for 2017 applications?

  17. Josephine mantana rametsi

    I Josephine rametsi age of 29 would like to apply for a funza lushaka busary but I don’t have maths as a subject on my matric

  18. Mondli Guardian Mbatha

    i passed matric 2004 i would like to apply for Funza now i am 33 years old and i am interested on teaching

  19. Hi my name is SIZAKELE I’ve been accepted for BED at cput n also applied for the funza lushaka bursary.when will there be any response.

  20. i qualified for Bed at cput but i am financially needy i have no one to support me my parents past away

  21. Hi I’m Sam, I’ve been trying to access Funza website to make an application and since then I’ve been struggling to access your site, so I’ll like to know which other method can I use because I’m looking for funding this year 2017 to make PGCE at Central University of Technology, Free Stare please help because I’m away that the closing date is 13 January 2017

  22. Please if there’s any other alternative way to use, I’ll be very much happy to use it please I need the assistance urgently before closing please.

    With my email below please send any details or way to use.

  23. I applied for funza last year and I was not awarded with it cause the list is now out my details are not appearing. Please help me I am majoring with Life Sciences and Technology and Natural Sciences.
    Senior and FET phase

  24. jesica kobela lebea

    Hello my name is jesica and i would like to ask if my application was successful cause i applied for funza lushaka bursary and i didn’t get any response please help and i have registered at the university of South Africa to do teaching

  25. How does one get the stapulants and where is it collected

  26. Pocket money how is it paid to students and where is it collected

  27. jesica kobela lebea

    Am jesica i want to ask if my application for the bursary for the first time is successful or unsuccessful

  28. hi I’m nomzamo khathi I would like to know how to check the list for successful or unsuccessful applications for funza teaching bursary?

  29. am Yvonne i want to apply for the funza lushaka bursary but i am still doing my last year at university,shall i apply for teaching next year?

  30. Hi my names Andiswa, I applied for funza shaka bursary and I wanted to know when must we expect the response

  31. Sune Janse van Rensburg

    Good day
    I’ve applied for a Funza bursary, and did not hear anything yet. Can you please assist me.
    Sune Janse van Rensburg
    Unisa student 60656360

  32. Zanele Min'enhle

    I’ve applied for Fundza Lushaka bursary.I would like to know how can I check my application status?

  33. zikhona ngqolowa

    Hi am Zikhona Ngqolowa I applied last year October 2016, I want 2 know how do u check if my application was successful pls help am doing BEd @ uNisa university..

  34. I applied for the bursary can I get an update please

  35. Sewela tayatswalaf

    hi I want to know if my application was succesful or what must I do I really need the bursary



  36. When are is fundza lushaka responding us ,,2017 is almost in mid yr,,,what going on,,,should we strike nasti na? Since l applied last year no response…..

  37. Lindokuhle Makhubela

    I wanted to find out how one can go about finding out whether an application was successful or not, i have been waiting for a response.

  38. Hi want to know if my application was successful or not.

  39. I need the tell number for funza office I have a compain

  40. Hi. I applied for the funza lushaka bursary in 2016 and I unfortunately did not qualify. I am asking for financial help. I am suppossed to graduate in October 2018 but I have not settled my account with the university and I am told I have to settle it before the 31st of August 2018. Please help. Thank you.

  41. Hi,my name is thandeka and my surname is zwane .im twenty years old and i passed my matric with a bachelor in twenty fourteen .next year i would love to study teaching at unisa and i will be very grateful if fundza could assist me.

  42. I have applied for Funza lushaka busery
    nd I hv submitted the confirmation letter at UL so we are still waiting for the reply even now and I rely only on it now

  43. HI my name is Wendy, i completed my Matric in 2016. I obtain diploma. I would like study teaching. Can you please me to become a teacher FUNZA LUSHAKA .

  44. I am passed matric with higher certificate so did i qualify for studying teaching and l have 25 years

  45. If my application was not successful, please do tell why, because I have submitted all the needed documents and my results are good.

  46. Nomsa fortunate kubheka

    Hi My name is nomsa kubheka i would like to Be one of u study for next yrs m 34 yrs old thank u

  47. Hi my name is Bongeka, I’m 32 years old.
    I would love to study Teaching, and I would love to be assisted by Fundza lushaka.

  48. my name is tebogo vinger,lm 22 years old .i obtain diploma .i have a passion of teaching the young onez..i will be excited if i get ur would be great because l will be able to pass the knowledge i received all those years.i thank u

  49. My name is Leoni Mare. I am studying at university of Pretoria. My grades are realy good. I am desperatly looking for a bursary. I am now finishing my firt year. I would be realy greatfull if Funza Lushaka could help me please.

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