Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme South Africa 2022 – 2023

What is Bursary 

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme South Africa; A 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

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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

The Department of Education in South Africa, are inviting students to apply for the prestigious Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, for the 2022 academic year.

 

Each year, students who are studying to become teachers, are invited to apply for the bursary. The Funza Lushaka Bursary will fund 2 types of qualifications (which must include subjects that will allow the student to specialise as a teacher in a minimum of 2 priority subject areas):

Undergraduate studies: a 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), which specialises in any of the following: Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) or Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7 to Grade 12).

Graduate studies: a 1-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates pursuing degrees with two priority subjects (1 module or course must have been completed or studied at 3rd year level, 1 priority subject must have been completed or studied at 2nd year level)
Only the PGCE for Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (SPFET) (Grade 7 to Grade 12) will be funded.

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MORE ABOUT THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, RENEWAL & SERVICE CONTRACT

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, study materials, accommodation, meals, teaching practice and an allowance for general living expenses, if available and capped at a certain amount.

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.
 

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):
All applicants must meet the following criteria:

First time university entrants must also meet the following criteria:

Note: if the tertiary institution’s entry requirements are higher than the bursary requirement, or vice versa, the higher requirement will apply

New students currently at university must also meet the following criteria:

New students enrolling for PGCE must also meet the following criteria:

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

To apply for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2022 studies, candidates must closely follow these steps:

1) Visit the e-Government Portal website
2) Register an account by filling in your required personal details
3) Login using your selected username and password
4) Select the “Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme” on the e-Services Menu
5) Insert the OTP you received
6) Read and accept the Terms and Conditions
7) Click on the “2022 application” button on the dashboard
8) Fill in the required information
9) Read and accept the declaration to confirm your information

Please note: applications must ONLY be done online – NO hard copy applications will be accepted.
 

APPLICATION NOTES FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

Re-applications (existing or returning bursary recipients): 29 November 2021.
New applications: 1 February 2022.

(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: inquiries.funzalushaka@dbe.gov.za

(Please do NOT contact the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training or NSFAS for queries regarding the bursary, please also do not come in person to the DBE).

Before you make an enquiry, please read the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers.

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NSFAS: What is NSFAS?

NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.

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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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