Department of Education Bursaries 2019 -2020

About the Department of Education Bursary Program 2019

The bursary program provided by the Department is a multi-year program.  It also promotes teaching at public schools as that is where the need lies.  They are devoted to providing learners of all ages, with a quality education.  The children of South Africa strive for a better future, with highly trained teachers, the Department can fulfill this need.  You can aid in making this vision a reality, by becoming a teacher!

The Department provides full-cost bursaries to eligible, talented candidates.  This will aid these candidates to receive a complete, and full teaching qualification within one of the national priority fields.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to teach at one of the public schools in South Africa, for the same amount of years as the duration of their studies.

Department of Education Bursaries for Teachers

Are you not sure, well, here are some reasons why to consider teaching as a career path!

  • Do you love learning?  Turn that love into teaching and help other experience the joy of learning.
  • Did you have a favorite teacher that made a difference for you?  You can be that teacher to someone else!
  • Would you love to see someone else succeed?  Experience the joy of being able to give another person hope, to see them learn to write, read, count and strive towards their dreams.
  • Help children understand the value of all things in life, and aid in building strong and proud citizens.
  • You can once again see the world through the eyes of a child, see them grow and become even more special.
  • Serve the community and your country, but most of all the children who need your help.
  • Share your own knowledge while sparking curiosity in tender minds.
  • Pass on the love you have for learning, giving hope for the future, building a solid and honored nation.

Candidates who receive Department of Education bursaries can ask to be placed in a province of their liking, however, they may not decide which school they would prefer to be employed in.  The Department concerned will make the final decision.  Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be placed where there is a suitable opening.  If there is no opening within the selected province, the Department has the right to place candidate where there are a suitable opening and a need.

Department of Education Bursaries Available for 2019

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

Bachelor of Education – B.Ed.

  • Foundation Phases – Grades R to 3
  • Intermediate Phases – Grades 4 to 6
  • Senior Phases – Grades 7 to 9
  • Further Education Phases – Grades 10 to 12

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Post Graduate Certification in Education – PGCE.

  • All Majors that allow for this level of education

Department of Edication Bursary Requirements

If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary with the department.

To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.

Department of Health Bursary Online Application

Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, Curriculum Vitae as well as all other documentation as is indicated.

If you want extra information about these bursaries: Funza Lushaka and Education.gov.za.

You can apply for your bursary online here and read more about Funding your Studies and becoming a Teacher.

It is highly recommended to carefully read the information provided prior to the application.  Then also, carefully consider your answers before entering them into the application form.  Answer all questions truthfully and precise.  Ensure all documentation is certified, and attached before submitting your application.

Bursary Closing Date

Applications close the middle of January each year, thus, it is suggested that candidates ensure their applications, with all required documents reach the Department before this date.

Candidates are also urged to pursue alternative funding, as there is a limited number of bursaries available each year.  Due to high volumes of applications, the Department will only be contacting those who have made the short-list.  If you have not heard from the Department within three months after closing, candidates can consider their applications as unsuccessful.  These candidates can re-apply the following year.

17 Responses to “Department of Education Bursaries 2019 -2020”

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  1. minenhle zwane says:

    Without education there’s no future

  2. kegomoditswe molefe says:

    Education is key to better life

  3. I would like to get bursary for teaching it’s my dream

  4. thokoza says:

    I would like to apply for bursary im doing education but I dnt have enough funds

  5. Refiloe Thabana says:

    How does one apply? Where do we get application forms?

  6. nkululeko says:

    I would like to get a busary for 2017

  7. Luvuyo says:

    Where can I get the application form because I love standing in front of the learners and convey important stuff to them.
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    I have passion for teaching and I’d like you to tell me the source where I can get forms at or website where I can apply at is online applications are available.

  8. Solani Phumzile Nxumalo says:

    I have been trying for years to become an expert educator but without money in South Africa you can not prosper. I tried Nsfas but no luck. My dream is to rescue matriculation in sinking sheep.

  9. Tshepang says:

    I am passionate about teaching and I would like to apply for the bursary. How can I apply for the bursary?

  10. Raymond says:

    im passionate about teaching and currently we r running a program that teach students maths, physical sciences, English etc , I would like to get a bursary that will fund me to in order to be a qualified teacher

  11. Hlengiwe says:

    Teaching is my passion ever since I start to work,iWork as an ECD teacher iwant did bursary

  12. HLENGIWE says:

    I would like to get a busary for 2017

  13. Fathima says:

    I would love to do teaching it’s my dream to become a teacher

  14. Princess says:

    I wish to apply for bursary for 2019 kindly advice how do I go with application?

    • sabursaries says:

      Hi princess, Every Bursary has its own selection criteria and process. First you need to be accepted to your choice of study and then you can try finding a bursary that fits your study. Good luck

  15. Luyanda Ndlovu says:

    I would like to get a bursary of teaching for 2019

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