Teaching Bursary

Application opening date
01 October 2015

Introduction

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.

Requirements
Requirements for Application:

Applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered: Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID Must have already been accepted to an appropriate field of study at a recognised higher education institution Must be committed to and enthusiastic about a professional teaching career with interests that include working with young people, readiness to face and overcome challenges Must have personal integrity

Academic Criteria:

For individuals applying for the first time for university: Completion of matric with an exemption, endorsement or admission to a Bachelor Degree study Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) for a matric subject which leads to the priority area

For those who wish to specialise in the foundation level: A passing grade in Mathematics/Mathematic Literacy (if the individual matriculated before 2008 when Maths was not compulsory, an overall good performance

average of 50%

may still be considered) Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) in home language For those who wish to specialise in technology subjects but did not take those subjects at a matric level, a pass in Maths or Math Literacy is needed.

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