Funza Lushaka Bursary 2024: Your Path to Teaching Excellence


The Department of Education is dedicated to nurturing a new generation of skilled teachers in mathematics, science, and technology.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary aims to support aspiring teachers by providing financial assistance and guaranteed work placements upon qualification

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Eligibility Criteria

South African citizens below the age of 30 are eligible to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate strong academic abilities and commitment to a teaching career.

Criminal records, misconduct, or dismissal from work disqualify applicants.

Current teachers with qualifications are not eligible for the bursary.

Qualifications Covered

Undergraduate Studies: 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.) specializing in Foundation Phase (Grades R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 – 6), and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12).

Graduate Studies: One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates with two priority subjects.

Application Process

Visit the e-Gov portal at

Register and log in to the system.

Select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme and complete the application steps.

New applications close on 02/02/2024, while re-applications for existing bursars close on 30/11/2023.

What the Bursary Covers

Tuition fees, accommodation, meals, books, and learning materials.

Teaching practice laptops and a small monthly living allowance.

Bursary value varies based on university cost structures.

Repayment and Obligations

Recipients must teach in public schools for the same duration they received the bursary.

Non-compliance may require repayment, with interest charged by NSFAS.

Maintain a consistent email address and phone number for communication purposes.


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