The Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme invites applications from qualified South Africans for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Education for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme for South Africans 2024

This bursary scheme aims to support students pursuing careers in education by covering most of their essential expenses.



  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Government of South Africa
  • Scholarship Type: Full Funding
  • Host Institution(s): Higher Educational Institutions in South Africa
  • Scholarship Worth: Not specified
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Nationality: South Africans

See Also: PwC Bursary -CA Programme for South Africans 2023

Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age Limit:
    • Applicants should be 30 years old or younger to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary.
  2. Restrictions on Allocation:
    • Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse, and their dependents/children is not permissible.
  3. Program Restrictions:
    • The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programs. Applicants must be enrolled in approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programs.
  4. Specialization in Priority Subject Areas:
    • Applicants must be accepted into a B.Ed. degree or PGCE program specializing in two or more of the priority subject areas identified by the program.
  5. Academic Ability:
    • Applicants should demonstrate good academic ability, as evidenced by their academic records and qualifications.
  6. Commitment to Teaching Career:
    • Applicants must show commitment to a teaching career, including interest in working with young people, enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching, and readiness to face and surmount challenges with integrity.
  7. Placement Commitment:
    • Applicants must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED).
  8. Minimum Academic Criteria:
    • Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for the award of the bursary, which may include specific grade requirements or academic performance standards.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme 2024 are to visit the application portal and follow the steps outlined (below):

  • Register by providing personal information
  • Login to the system using user name and password created when registering
  • On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
  • Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • On the dashboard menu click on the 2024 application button
  • Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
  • Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured

Application Deadline: Not specified

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