Funza Lushaka District-based Bursaries 2024

Funza Lushaka District-based Bursaries 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at Funza Lushaka District-based Bursaries 2024/2025 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Funza Lushaka invites student to apply for District-based Bursary Programme 2024 academic year.

The bursary will be awarded to 66 students, for studies towards formal Teaching qualifications, within the Western Cape, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

The Bursary programme will only be awarded to students who specialize in the following disciplines:

  • BEd Foundation Phase, specialising in Languages (including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa) and special needs education
  • BEd Intermediate Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly English), Mathematics, Natural Science, Technology and special needs education
  • BEd Senior Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly English), Mathematics, Natural Science, Technology, Arts (Drama, Dance, Music, Design, and Visual) and special needs education
  • BEd Further Education and Training Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly Xhosa), Mathematics (including Technical Mathematics), Sciences (Agricultural, Natural, Physical, Life, Technical, Mathematical, excluding Social Sciences), Technology (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Application Technology, and Coding), Arts (Dramatic, Visual, Dance, Music, Design) and special needs education

(Note: this bursary is NOT the annual Funza Lushaka Bursary programme – this is a district-based bursary for Western Cape students only.)

This district-based bursary programme’s overall goal is to create a new generation of teachers by funding 66 students in their studies. This full-cost bursary programme will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbook allowance, notes and laboratory fees (where applicable), as well as a monthly allowance to cover living costs.

The bursary award is valid for one academic year at a time and can be renewed at the end of October in the preceding year. Renewals will be granted based on the academic performance of the student, and can/ will be renewed each year until the recipient is a qualified educator.

Candidates who receive the bursary award will be expected to teach in public schools in rural areas for the same amount of years that they received funding. In doing this, Funza Lukasha hopes to achieve its goal of fostering teachers and meeting the needs of rural communities.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the Western Cape
  • You must be no older than 30 years old
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric with a Bachelor’s pass
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for your Home Language subject in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 50% for your First Additional Language subject in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 50% for your other 4 subjects in Matric
  • You must have passed Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy in Matric, if applying for BEd Foundation Phase
  • You must have passed Mathematics or Technical Mathematics and Physical Sciences or Technical Sciences in Matric, if applying for BEd specialising in technical subjects
  • You must demonstrate strong academic ability
  • You must meet the admissions requirements of your chosen institution
  • You must have applied into one of the approved BEd degree programmes listed above, specialising in 2 or more priority areas
  • You must have applied for admission to study at any of these Western Cape universities: University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University or Cape Peninsula University of Technology

How to apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria may apply by following these steps:
Step 1: Complete the online application form: Funza Lushaka District-based Bursary Application 2024

Step 2: Collect copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (NSC)/ Grade 12 June Report (certified copy)
  • Proof of application/ acceptance into a Western Cape HEI
  • Motivational letter explaining why you want to become a teacher

Step 3: Submit your documentation via email to: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Funza Lushaka District-based Bursary” in the email subject line).

Application Deadline: 28 July 2023

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