Organisation : Department of Basic Education
Scholarship Name : Funza Lushaka Bursary 2021
Applicable for : South African citizens
Last Date : 28/02/2021
Website : http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/
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Funza Lushaka Bursary
Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2021 will open on 01/10/2020 New applications close on 28/02/2021
1. Should you have a criminal record, charged of misconduct or dismissed from work, kindly note that you are not eligible to apply for this bursary.
2. Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
3. Non-disclosure of the information required as stated in 2 above will be treated as fraud.
4. Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary.
5. This online application is a MUST. No hard copies are accepted by the programme.
6. Please note that those who already have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this programme.
How to Apply?
To access, register and apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary the following 9 easy steps should be followed
** Open the e-Gov portal at www.eservices.gov.za
** Register by providing personal information
** Login to the system using user name and password created when registering
** On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
** Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
** Accept the Terms and Conditions
** On the dashboard menu click on the 2021 application button
** Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
** Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured
Note : All first time applicants must be 30 years or younger to apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary.
For 1st time entrants to university :
** An exemption, endorsement, or ‘admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at matric/Grade 12 level.
** At least a level 4 pass at matric level in the two subjects which the applicant will specialize to teach.
** For students who wish to specialize in the Foundation Phase, a Level 4 pass in Mathematics or Level 5 pass in Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, at least a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required..
** Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics.
** If the institution’s admission requirements are higher than the bursary requirement and vice versa then the higher requirement will apply.
For new applicants already at university :
The student must have
** The student must have passed all of the modules studied in the year prior to the bursary application at the Higher Education Institution.
** At least a 55% average across all the modules studied in the applicant’s last year of study at a Higher Education Institution.
** The student must have at least 55% average in modules studied in the applicant’s last year of study at university which relate directly to the priority subject area of teaching specialisation.
** These are minimum criteria. The Funza Lushaka bursary is a prestigious bursary that must be awarded firstly on the basis of academic ability. The criteria applied at particular institutions may be higher than those suggested here, but cannot be lower.
Undergraduate studies :
4-year Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12).
Graduate studies :
One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees reflect two priority subjects where one module/course was successfully completed or studied at third year level while the second priority subject was successfully completed or studied at second year level.
Only the PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) (Grade 7-12) will be funded through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.
Students may not come in person to the DBE, but should phone and enquire at 012 357 3000 or email us at inquiries.funzalushaka [AT] dbe.gov.za.