Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (DoE)


Department of Education

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.
Bursary Fields

Bursary Levels

Graduates , School leavers (Year 12)
Which Countries can Apply?

South Africa
Related Occupations

Educarer or Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Educator, Educator - Pre-primary and Kindergarten, Educator - Primary School, Educator : High School, Educator : Special Needs or Remedial, Teacher (Educator)

This programme provides full-cost bursaries to cover tuition fees, accommodation with meals included, a book allowance, note and laboratory fees where applicable, as well as a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.

1 year renewable
Service Contract

Recipients will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a 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.
Closing Date

18 January 2025
Contact Details

222 Struben St, Pretoria 0001
012 357 3000
Application Address

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