Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme South Africa 2021 – 2022

What is Bursary 

Bursary is A grant, especially one awarded to someone to enable them to study at university or college.

How does it work?

Bursaries vary in amounts and professions and are given to students in order to further their studies. In return for funding your studies, the company may require you to repay them by signing a work contract with them. Another type of bursary is a donor bursary (a bursary awarded to a deserving candidate in a specific field of study or in recognition for his/her work in a specific field of study).

Things To Note Before Applying For A Bursary

SOUTH AFRICAN BURSARIES OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

****SOUTH AFRICAN BURSARIES BY MONTH

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

The Department of Basic Education deals with schools throughout South Africa, from Grade R to 12 and adult literacy programmes. The DBE was formerly part of the National Department of Education before it split into two: the DBE (Department of Basic Education) and DHE (Department of Higher Education)

The department’s goal is to create a sustainable South African education system for the 21st century – one where all learners have access to learning, training and education. Their vision is that the education system will improve the quality of life for all South Africans and create a peaceful, prosperous and democratic country.
 

ABOUT THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is inviting students to apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary for the 2022 academic year. There are 66 district-based bursaries available, for Western Cape-based Matriculants who intend on pursuing a formal teaching qualification, specifically the following:

 

 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme was launched in the year 2007, in order to promote the teaching in public schools for the youth of South African. The programme is run at 3 institutes in the Western Cape: Stellenbosch University, the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The full-cost bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, textbook allowance, notes and laboratory fees (where applicable), meals, accommodation, a monthly stipend for basic living expenses.
 

MORE ABOUT THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY PROGRAMME – RENEWABILITY & SERVICE CONTRACT

The Funza Lushaka Bursary will be awarded for 1 academic year at a time and maybe renewed each year based on satisfactory academic performance. Bursary recipients must reapply for funding by the end of October for the following academic year.

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Once students have graduated, they will be required to teach at a school located in a rural area – the duration of the teaching position will be equal to the duration of bursary funding received.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

Bursaries will be awarded based on merit, and will be assessed by the WCED’s selection committee, based on the following criteria:

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at Funza Lushaka Bursary Application 2022
 

Students must also submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation via email to Ms Malorato Mpiti: Malorato.Mpiti@westerncape.gov.za
(Insert the words “Funza Lushaka Bursary – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

The submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded:

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

30 July 2021.
(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 the Department of Basic Education directly:
Contact person: Ms Malorato Mpiti
Tel: 021 467 2155
Email: Malorato.Mpiti@westerncape.gov.za

LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN BURSARIES OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND:

Please note: any applications submitted after the closing date, will unfortunately not be accepted – please apply on time to avoid disappointment.
If you missed the above deadline, we have other bursaries closing later in the year – find them via the “Bursary News” tab on our website.

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