Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

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.

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

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.

How to Apply.
The 2016 applications is open from 1 October 2015 and will close 11 January 2016. Click Here to Apply Online.

Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2016 will be accepted from 01 October 2015.
Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2016. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.

Closing dates:
Re-applications close on 13 November 2015;
New applications close on 08 January 2016.

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