The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2025/2026

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2025/2026

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Programme for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for The Funza Lushaka Bursary 2025/2026.

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About The Funza Lushaka: The Department of Basic Education deals with schools throughout South Africa, from Grade R to 12 and adult literacy programmes. The DBE was formerly part of the National Department of Education before it split into two: the DBE (Department of Basic Education) and DHE (Department of Higher Education)

The department’s goal is to create a sustainable South African education system for the 21st century – one where all learners have access to learning, training and education. Their vision is that the education system will improve the quality of life for all South Africans and create a peaceful, prosperous and democratic country.

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Field of Study

Undergraduate studies:
Bachelor of Education degree (4 year B Ed): specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R-3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12).

Postgraduate studies:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1 year PGCE): degrees must reflect 2 priority subjects – 1 priority subject must have been completed at the 3rd-year level, and 1 priority subject must have been completed at the 2nd-year level.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme Application Requirements 2025/2026

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • 30 years old or younger if applying for the first time
  • Accepted into a suitable qualification, at a recognised tertiary institution
  • Must be able to show the satisfactory academic capability
  • Have NOT completed another teaching qualification
  • Willing to teach at a school appointed to them by the Provincial Education Department
  • A keen interest in working with children
  • Clear criminal record
  • NOT have any charges of misconduct or dismissed from work
  • NOT a Higher Education Institution employees, NOT a spouse, dependents or child of Higher Education Institution employee
  • Preference will be given to applicants in rural areas and applicants who intend on teaching in rural areas

First-time university entrants:

  • Achieved a Matric exemption/ endorsement/ bachelor degree admission
  • Achieved a minimum of level 4 in Matric for 2 subjects you intend on specialising to teach
  • If intending on specialising in Foundation Phase – must have achieved a minimum level 4 pass for Mathematics OR or level 5 pass for Mathematical Literacy in Matric, and a minimum of level 4 for your Home Language
  • If intending on specialising in Technology subjects (including CAT) – must have achieved a minimum level 4 for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics in Matric
  • If the tertiary institution’s entry requirements are higher than the bursary requirement, or vice versa, the higher requirement will apply

Students currently at university:

  • Passed all subjects in last year of tertiary study
  • Achieved a minimum average of 55% for all subjects studied in the last year of tertiary study
  • Achieved a minimum average of 55% for subjects related to the teaching area of specialisation in the last year of tertiary study

New students enrolling for PGCE:

  • Completed a qualification that allows admission into PGCE
  • Only PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) (Grade 7-12) will be funded
  • PGCE in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training: must have 2 priority subjects with 1 module successfully completed at third-year level, and 1 module successfully completed at the second-year level
  • Have a minimum of 2 selected priority subjects at the 2nd-year level
  • Have enough subjects in the selected priority subjects to qualify to teach at school

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Application Procedures

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Academic transcript, if currently at university (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance/ registration at university

Closing Date: Re-applications: 29 November 2020.
New applications: 28 February 2025.

Contact The Funza Lushaka for more details about the Bursary Programme and also check your status.

Tel: 012 357 3000

Email: inquiries.f

Email: unzalushaka@dbe.gov.za

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