Funza Lushaka Bursary for 2021 Funza Lushaka Application for 2021- 2022
The Funza Lushaka Bursary is a very popular bursary in South Africa. If you want to make a difference and become a teacher, the Funza bursary could be an option to fund your study. They offer support to undergraduate students who want to become a teacher, and they also offer a 1-year post-graduate bursary (PGCE)
What Is the Funza Lushaka Bursary?
It is a teaching bursary and offers support to students who want to become a teacher. The provider of the bursary is the Department of Basic Education in South Africa. It is a multi-year bursary and its goal is to support teaching in public schools. Funza Lushaka offers 2 different bursaries
Bursary for Undergraduate Studies: this is a bachelor of education specialising in the different phases of education (Foundation phase, Intermediate phase, Senior phase and FET phase)
Post Graduate Bursary : a 1 Year bursary for a PGCE certificate (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
You will be required to teach at a public school. You will be assigned to a public school by the Department of Basic Education (you can not choose the school yourself)
What does the Funza Lushaka Bursary Cover?
Successful applicants will have the following covered through the Funza Lushaka bursary:
Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
Small monthly allowance for living expenses
In exceptional circumstances, traveling costs may be included in the cost of traveling hiders the student from accepting the bursary
Who Can Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?
First lets start by who can NOT apply for Funza Lushaka bursaries.
If you have a criminal record, if you are charged of misconduct, or if you are dismissed from work, applying for this bursary will be a waste of time.
Employees from Higher Education Institutions are not allowed to apply for this bursary and neither is their family.
if you already have some teaching qualifications, you are not allowed to receive this bursary
Besides stating who can not apply, they are also very clear about these guidelines:
The only to apply is by online application. They will not accept hard copies of printed forms
If you completed the Funza Lushaka online application, they require you to print it and keep it with you.
If you are still in the green after reading this, these are the mayors they will prefer you to study
Priority Area Subjects
Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):
Foundation phase specialization
Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12): (2 of the following)
Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15): (2 of the following)
FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18): (2 of the following)
Enter the OTP you will receive with your preferred channel
Read the terms and conditions carefully. If you agree, accept them.
Now you will see an application button for 2020, click it
Follow every step and complete all required fields
Confirm that what you have written is true and don’t forget to hard print your application
Funza Lushaka Closing Date For 2021
None, you can apply for this the whole year.
Funza Lushaka Contact Details for their Bursary
All questions about this bursary should be done with the Administrative co-ordinators at your University. They advise not to seek contact directly with NSFAS or with the Department of Basic Education. Please don’t visit these institutions in person. Inquiries can be made by phone: 012 357 3000
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the funza lushaka allowance?
Funza will pay for all the necessary costs. However, this will vary as different Universities have different costs. It will cover most costs like meals, accommodation, textbooks and tuition fees. There is also a small stipend to cover some basic living expenses
Is Funza Lushaka available at Unisa?
Yes, as long as you follow the requirements you are allowed to apply for their bursary. If you have doubts if you are eligible, contact your study coordinator at your University who is gladly to help you figure this out.
How do I check my Funza Lushaka status?
You have signed up at the website—> www.eservices.gov.za That is also the place where you can check your status. Sign in with your credentials you received when you registered.
How do I contact funza lushaka?
You are advised not to contact Funza directly. First try it with your administrative coordinator at your University. Otherwise try calling them 012 357 3000
Does Funza Lushaka have an Age limit?
Yes, if you apply for the first time for a Funza Lushaka bursary, you need to be younger than 30 years old.