Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Process

Process for applying for the bursary for 2016

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.

Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a province of their choice. The provincial education department (PED) concerned will determine whether there is suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have suitable vacancies. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed.

Applications must only be made once students have been allocated a valid student number and have been accepted/provisionally accepted at their university of choice.
All applications must be made online at

Take note of the closing date. No applications will be entertained after the closing date.

Students must apply online and submit supporting documentation to the university.
After your application has been completed online, you will be prompted to make a printout.

This will serve as proof of your application.

Keep a copy for yourself, and submit a copy to the university where you have been accepted and where you will be registering. The copy submitted to the university must be accompanied by:
o A certified copy of your ID.
o A certified copy of your academic results.

For 1st year students coming out of Grade 12, this will be a certified copy of your Grade 12 result notification or Grade 12 certificate.

For students already at university, this will be a certified copy of your academic transcript, which must include results for 2015 or your last year of study at university.
Your application will only be considered once all these documents have been received by your university.

The 2016 applications will open from 1 October 2015.

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