ISASA TEACHING BURSARIES

ISASA TEACHING BURSARIES

The ISASA Mathematics and English (M&E) Programme has been recently rebranded as the South African Maths and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP)

Investec entered into a partnership with ISASA and Depart of Basic Education. This initiative aims to develop quality Maths, Science and English teachers. The students are enrolled at UNISA to complete a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree. During this time each student is assigned to one of the independent schools in SA i.e. St Stithians, Kingsmead, St Mary’s etc where the student will shadow and learn from the best teachers in the country with a specific focus on mathematics and how to teach it.

ISASA TEACHING BURSARIES

Over this period, each student is allocated a mentor to ensure positive role modelling, strong support and quality supervision. Students attend academic camps that offer ongoing motivation and support to bolster their professional and academic development to ensure that they sustain the momentum which has been established.

When the teachers qualify, they will be required to teach at public schools to ensure transfer of best practice.

Beneficiaries of the programme will enjoy these benefits

  • Learn from and be mentored by experienced school teachers
  • Access to excellent teaching, learning resources and technology
  • Training in ISASA and public schools
  • Targeted academic enrichment programme

Who can apply?

  • School leavers with matric exemption (B pass) and 60% or more in pure Maths (not Maths literacy) or Science and English
  • Tertiary students with Maths or Science and English credits
  • Graduates with Maths or Science and English majors

How to apply

Applications for 2018 are now open until 31 May 2017. Click here to apply online

Completed application forms must be emailed to mathsenglish@isasa.org.

If you have any queries, email mathsenglish@isasa.org or telephone 011 648 1331

FUNZALUSHAKA BURSARY FOR TEARCHING 2018. for people doing grade 12 now

The Funza Lushaka Bursary /scholarship Programme is a national programme headed by the Department of Basic Education, funded by the National Treasury and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

 There is no doubt that a solid education is the answer to many of our country’s problems, and as such, the government runs this scheme in order to make it easier for interested individuals to become teachers to help shape our youth.

The bursary is valid for one year at a time, successful bursary holders must re-apply each year if they wish to cover the entire duration of their studies.


Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded to full-time, part-time and distance education students who have been accepted to higher education institutions for the following degree types:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with majors suitable for admission to a PGCE programme upon graduation; at least one of the major subjects must be selected from the priority area subjects listed below.

Priority Area Subjects

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):

  • Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18):

  • Accounting
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Physical Sciences

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

For individuals who are already at university or enrolling for PGCE:

  • A passing grade for all modules studies in the last year of study at university
  • Minimum of 55% average across all modules studied in the last year

For existing bursars who are reapplying:

  • Must have passed 2/3 of the modules/priority area modules studied in the past year
  • Must have a minimum of 50% across all modules and progressing to the next level/year of study


1. Undergraduate (1)

This bursary option encompasses a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in all five phases.


2. Undergraduate (2)

This particular bursary option is open to those who wish to study any three or four-year long Bachelors degree which includes a field that will allow the student to progress to the one-year PGCE.


3. Graduate

This bursary option is available to individuals who have qualified for the PGCE, i.e. those who have graduated from their degrees that include majors in priority areas.

Each of the three qualifications mentioned above must include subjects in at least one priority area for which the individual plans to specialise in as a teacher. Students will also have to specialise in a particular phase for the Bed and PGCE qualifications.


FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY PACKAGE
 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING COVERED THROUGH THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
  • Meals
  • Small monthly allowance for living expenses
  • In exceptional circumstances, travelling costs may be included if the cost of travelling hiders the student from accepting the bursary


Selection Process

The university to which the individual has applied for the bursary will notify them of the outcome of their Funza Lushaka online applications; a letter will also be sent from the Department of Basic Education.

Funza Lushaka will use email or SMS as a means of communication with bursars, so they are expected to have a valid and working email address as well as a cell phone.


Important Information

What Happens After the Qualification
After the bursar has successfully completed all studies and holds the qualification of a certified teacher, he or she will be contractually obligated to teach in a provincial teaching post for every year that they received a bursary. Individuals will be allowed to choose the province; if, however, there is no post available in the selected province at the time, the bursar will have to accept an offer in a different province.

This contractual obligation may not be deferred, i.e. the bursar must start teaching immediately after qualification; no gap year may be taken.

Support
Individuals who have any further question or concerns can get the Funza Lushaka contact details directly from the university to which they have applied. If any issues can not be resolved by the designated administrative coordinators, only then should the Department of Basic Education be contacted.


How to Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?

Individuals can only apply for the bursary once they have been accepted to the university of their choice and have been allocated a valid student number – the student number is needed in order to complete the Funza Lushaka application form online. More information on their bursary program can be found on theFunza Lushaka Website.

FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY CLOSING DATE?

Applications must be submitted for the Funza Lushaka bursary from 1st October before the closing date of 13th January.

Re-applications must also be submitted online before the closing date of 20th December.

Application closing dates will be published online Here if there are any changes.

ESKOM BURSARIES FOR 2018

Eskom, Africa’s largest producer of electricity, is offering different types of bursary schemes to South African candidates who intend to further their skills and education at recognised higher education institutions. With steadily expanding industrial, commercial and mining activities, and an ever-present need for competent, skilled workers within the industry, Eskom’s bursary schemes assists in educating/training hopeful applicants.

 Apart from merely growing its own workforce and meeting its business objectives, Eskom’s goal is to educate the people of South Africa, resulting in national benefits such as empowerment, productivity and an overall improved lifestyle. Those who have the drive to further educate themselves and work toward a better future but lack the finances or means to do so should jump at this type of opportunity.

What sets Eskom’s bursary scheme apart from others is the fact that bursaries are applicable not only to universities, but also technikons and FETs (Further Education and Training). Below is a comprehensive list of which fields of study candidates can enter into.

Universities (successful completion of studies result in a degree):

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain
  • IT

Technikons / Universities of Technology (successful completion of studies result in P1 and P2 National Diplomas):

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Environmental Science
  • Safety and Risk

FETs (successful completion of studies result in qualification as an artisan):

  • Boiler Makers
  • Electricians
  • Fitters and Turners
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Control and Instrumentation

Bursaries are only granted for undergraduate studies, not postgraduate studies.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

Individuals who wish to apply will have to meet a certain set of requirements in order to be considered for the any of the three Eskom bursaries available:

  • Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID number
  • Must hold a National Senior Certificate or its equivalent
  • Must have written proof of acceptance for admission by an accredited South African higher education institution (for full-time studies)

In order to study at a university, applicants must have taken English, Physical Science and Mathematics at school; the minimum grades obtained for all three subjects must be either C (HG) in the old symbol system or a 5 in the new symbol system.

To study at a technikon, applicants must have obtained a minimum grade of D (HG) / C (SG) in the old symbol system or a 4 in the new symbol system for the same three subjects.
To study at an FET, applicants must have obtained a minimum grade of>E (HG) / D (SG) in the old symbol system or a 4 in the new symbol system for the same three subjects.

Those who are already enrolled at a higher institution must have passed all registered subjects in the current year of study.

1. FULL ESKOM BURSARY

This bursary is mainly geared towards the needs of Eskom as a business; it is awarded to deserving academic students. After completing their studies, the successful candidates will enter into a work-back obligation, which means that they will work at Eskom for the same duration of time as what they have benefited from the bursary.

The full package covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Residence or other accommodation fees
  • Meals
  • Book allowance
  • PC allowance
  • Vacation allowance and accommodation

2. ESKOM MERIT BURSARY

Of the three Eskom bursaries available, this is the one that applicable to those academic deserving students who are disadvantaged, either financially or because of a disability, or those who are part of other Eskom initiatives. There is no work back obligation after completing studies with this bursary.

This bursary package covers the following:

  • Registration fees>
  • Tuition fees
  • Residence or other accommodation fees
  • Meals
  • Book allowance

3. ESKOM SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is strictly offered for the children/dependents of current Eskom employees. If the applicant is a deserving student and his/her parent or guardian has been working for Eskom for a minimum of five years, then he/she could be eligible.

The scholarship covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Residence or other accommodation fees
  • Meals
  • Book allowance

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications that are short-listed will be notified both via telephone and written correspondence by mid-August. They will then be invited to attend an interview which will be conducted during August to October; a medical declaration or examination may also take place. Of those candidates, the final selection will be awarded based on a successful interview and satisfactory academic and medical fitness results.

Successful applicants will be notified from October to December and will receive comprehensive documentation and a written contract which is to be completed and returned to Eskom.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Applicants may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without receiving prior written approval from Eskom.

Bursary Length
A bursary for a university or FET is valid for a maximum of five years where bridging is applicable. Bursaries for technikons are granted for a maximum of three years.

In Cases of Failure
If a student is to fail in the first academic year/bridging, the bursary will be cancelled with no obligation to the individual. If they pass the first year but fail from the second academic year onwards, the bursary will be suspended; the suspension will last for one year (university) or one trimester (technikon) and there will only be one chance for it to be reinstated.

If they fail again after a suspension, the bursary will be cancelled. In the case of cancellation, the bursary will have to be paid back: full value plus compound interest at prime rate.

HOW TO APPLY

All Eskom bursaries’ application forms must be submitted to Eskom by 31 July for the following academic year.

The preferred submission method is via the Eskom bursaries’ online application form which can be found here:

Click here to apply 

 

Glencore: Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 05 May 2017

Engineering Bursaries Glencore Ferro Alloys Bursaries are offered in the following fields of learning:

  • Mechanical Engineering (Ref. W001)
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Ref. W002)
  • Electrical Engineering (Ref. W003)
  • Mining Engineering (Ref. W004)

We recognise the importance of developing and maintaining a strong professional skills base. In this context, the continuous flow of new talent into our operations is a strategic commitment to our future, and to yours.

Selection:

Selection is based on academic results and an interview with Glencore Ferro Alloys. Applicants from the local communities of our respective operations in an area will take preference.

Minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12 applicants: A minimum of a B symbol in Maths, Science and English
  • 1st and 2nd year applicants: 100% pass rate in all subjects.

What the Bursary offers:

  • Registration and tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • A monthly allowance
  • Paid vacation work
  • A compulsory “work back” period – 1 year for every sponsored year.

How to apply

Email your application to: bursary@glencore.co.za

Nedbank Bursary Programme 2018

Before you apply for a Nedbank Bursary, please ensure that you meet the criteria.

NEDBANK

Applicants

  • Learners who are currently in grade 12
  • Students who are registering for the first year
  • Students who are already registered with a recognised South African public university (under- or postgraduate study)

Education details

  • Average of 65% (all applicants)
  • University entrance criteria for degree studies met
  • Applicants who did not study towards a degree after matriculating will be considered only if they matriculated in 2013 (a minimum of two years before the year to be funded)

Institutions

  • South African public universities registered with the Council of Higher Education
  • Universities of technology for IT and property-related qualifications

To apply you must:

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Be in grade 12 or have completed grade 12 within the past two years.
  • Pass or have passed matric with an average of 65%.
  • Meet the entry requirements for the university you want to go to.
  • Complete this application form.
  • Application forms that are incomplete or incorrect will not be considered.

Closing date 30 April in the year before you want to go to university.

Click Here to Apply ONLINE

Nelson Mandela Children Fund: Nursing Bursary / Scholarship Programme

The bursaries are available for both short (credit bearing) courses and for post graduate nurse training diplomas (one or two years) at recognised and accredited South African Universities.

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The Trust is keen to hear from all post graduate nursing students interested in specialising in paediatric nursing, who are planning to further their studies in 2015, 2016 & 2017 and who are self-funded. If you are a registered nurse with at least two years applicable experience and are in excellent health and you want to focus on one of the following areas of paediatric specialities:

Neonatal Nursing, Child Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Nephrology Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing, Operating Theatre Nursing

You are requested to carefully read our Bursary Agreement and our Administrative Requirements before completing the on-line application form (hard copies are also available on request) and more specifically, to note the post study obligation to come and work back time equal to your period of studies at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (in Johannesburg) when it opens its doors in 2016.

To assist with administrative efficiency, all bursary applications should ideally come through our website: www.nelsonmandelachildrenshospital.org. You may also request application forms from Shaun at 087 150 2101 during office hours. Preference will be given to applicants from all designated groups and where possible, people with physical disabilities. Copies of CVs, qualifications and 3 work references will also be required and will be subject to third party scrutiny.

Please note that no further correspondence will take place until the Trust has determined which applicants have been shortlisted for interviews. Should you not have heard from the Trust within two weeks of submitting your bursary application, consider your application unsuccessful. The Trust reserves the right to NOT make any bursary awards. Bursary applicants who have been interviewed and to whom the Trust wishes to grant bursaries should note that they will also have to be accepted by the participating academic institutions.

Please note: The undergraduate bursary covers second-year studies onwards, i.e. undergrads who have completed their first year of study. This is in addition to post-graduate nursing studies.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Nelson Mandela Children Fund: Nursing Bursary / Scholarship Programme

NSFAS: Bursary/ Scholarship Programme 2017

To all 2017 first year studentsAll students who will register at public universities / TVET colleges for the first time in 2017 and need financial support can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance. Applications will remain open between 01 August 2016 and 30 November 2016.

To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS

NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.

To all current university/TVET college students, who are not funded by NSFAS, but intend to apply for NSFAS assistance for the 2017 academic year

All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2017 academic year from 01 September 2016 to 30 November 2016.

To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Identity Document/Birth Certificate
  • Last Academic Results
  • Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
  • Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
  • Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)

How To Apply

Apply Online for the NSFAS: Scholarship Programme

Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa 2017

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Bursaries will be awarded to within fields related to:

  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Studies
  • Sciences
  • Technology & Business Studies

Students in the following fields are also encouraged to apply:

  • Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Law

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Proven financial need
  • Achieved a minimum average of 70% in Matric (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Studying (or intend on studying) in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Excellent academic results

 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Motsepe Foundation Bursary Application Form (doc format), or theMotsepe Foundation Bursary Application Form (pdf format).
Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Matric mid-year results if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • University acceptance letter
  • Matric certificate if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full academic record if currently at tertiary institution (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ employment letter/ SASSA grant letter/ affidavit for informal traders/ death certificate if deceased etc – more detail can be found on the application form)

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted via email to:bursaries@motsepefoundation

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact
The Motsepe Foundation
Tel: 011 324 1500

Group Five: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2017

Closing Date: 10 January 2017

Quantity Surveying Bursary / Scholarship

  • Quantity Surveying students completing their 2nd year of study in (2016), and who will be entering into their 3rd year of study for 2017
  •  Students who are passionate about construction and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Quantity Surveying Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Construction Management Bursary / Scholarship

  • Construction Management Students who are currently completing their 2nd year of study (2016), and who will be entering into their 3rd year of study in 2017
  •  Students who are passionate about construction and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Construction Management Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Electrical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship

  • Electrical Engineering Students who are currently completing their 1st year (S2) for 2016, and who will be entering into their 2nd year for 2017
  • Students who are passionate about Electrical Engineering and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Electrical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Mechanical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Apply Online for the Group Five Mechanical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme
Mechanical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship

  • Mechanical Engineering Students who are currently completing their 1st year (S2) in 2016, and who will be entering into their 2nd year of study in 2017
  •  Students who are passionate about Mechanical Engineering and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Mechanical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Civil Engineering Quantity Surveying Bursary / Scholarship

  • Quantity Surveying Students who are currently completing their 1st year (2016), and who will be entering into their 2nd year of study in 2017
  •  Students who are passionate about Quantity Surveying and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Quantity Surveying Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Civil Engineering Bursary / Scholarship

  • Civil Engineering Students who are currently completing their 1st year of study (2016), and who will be entering into their 2nd year of study in 2017
  • Students who are passionate about engineering and would like to gain experience while studying towards your degree

Apply Online for the Group Five Civil Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme

FUNZALUSHAKA BURSARY FOR TEARCHING 2017. for people with grade 12

The Funza Lushaka Bursary /scholarship Programme is a national programme headed by the Department of Basic Education, funded by the National Treasury and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

 There is no doubt that a solid education is the answer to many of our country’s problems, and as such, the government runs this scheme in order to make it easier for interested individuals to become teachers to help shape our youth.

The bursary is valid for one year at a time, successful bursary holders must re-apply each year if they wish to cover the entire duration of their studies.


Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded to full-time, part-time and distance education students who have been accepted to higher education institutions for the following degree types:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with majors suitable for admission to a PGCE programme upon graduation; at least one of the major subjects must be selected from the priority area subjects listed below.

Priority Area Subjects

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):

  • Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18):

  • Accounting
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Physical Sciences

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

For individuals who are already at university or enrolling for PGCE:

  • A passing grade for all modules studies in the last year of study at university
  • Minimum of 55% average across all modules studied in the last year

For existing bursars who are reapplying:

  • Must have passed 2/3 of the modules/priority area modules studied in the past year
  • Must have a minimum of 50% across all modules and progressing to the next level/year of study


1. Undergraduate (1)

This bursary option encompasses a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in all five phases.


2. Undergraduate (2)

This particular bursary option is open to those who wish to study any three or four-year long Bachelors degree which includes a field that will allow the student to progress to the one-year PGCE.


3. Graduate

This bursary option is available to individuals who have qualified for the PGCE, i.e. those who have graduated from their degrees that include majors in priority areas.

Each of the three qualifications mentioned above must include subjects in at least one priority area for which the individual plans to specialise in as a teacher. Students will also have to specialise in a particular phase for the Bed and PGCE qualifications.


FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY PACKAGE
 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING COVERED THROUGH THE FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
  • Meals
  • Small monthly allowance for living expenses
  • In exceptional circumstances, travelling costs may be included if the cost of travelling hiders the student from accepting the bursary


Selection Process

The university to which the individual has applied for the bursary will notify them of the outcome of their Funza Lushaka online applications; a letter will also be sent from the Department of Basic Education.

Funza Lushaka will use email or SMS as a means of communication with bursars, so they are expected to have a valid and working email address as well as a cell phone.


Important Information

What Happens After the Qualification
After the bursar has successfully completed all studies and holds the qualification of a certified teacher, he or she will be contractually obligated to teach in a provincial teaching post for every year that they received a bursary. Individuals will be allowed to choose the province; if, however, there is no post available in the selected province at the time, the bursar will have to accept an offer in a different province.

This contractual obligation may not be deferred, i.e. the bursar must start teaching immediately after qualification; no gap year may be taken.

Support
Individuals who have any further question or concerns can get the Funza Lushaka contact details directly from the university to which they have applied. If any issues can not be resolved by the designated administrative coordinators, only then should the Department of Basic Education be contacted.


How to Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?

Individuals can only apply for the bursary once they have been accepted to the university of their choice and have been allocated a valid student number – the student number is needed in order to complete the Funza Lushaka application form online. More information on their bursary program can be found on theFunza Lushaka Website.

FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY CLOSING DATE?

Applications must be submitted for the Funza Lushaka bursary from 1st October before the closing date of 13th January.

Re-applications must also be submitted online before the closing date of 20th December.

Application closing dates will be published online Here if there are any changes.