How to apply for The Funza Lushaka Bursary

Steps to apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary

Funza Lushaka only funds the following qualifications

Undergraduate studies:

Bachelor of Education degree (4 year B Ed):

  • specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R-3),
  • Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6),
  • Senior Phase (Grade 7-9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12).

Postgraduate studies:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1 year PGCE):

  • degree must include at least 1 major in one of the two priority subjects.
  • Note that some university qualifications combine specialisation in the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase, or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase and FET Phase, which are also acceptable.

Who must apply?

  • 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

Students currently at university:

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

Required Documents

  • 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

Applying Steps

  • Go to APPLY NOW tab below
  • Login to e-Gov portal with your previous login details or Register a new account. (Once registered, login with your new login details)
  • On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary
  • Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
  • Click Next on the Funza Lushaka landing page
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • On the dashboard menu click on the 2020 application button
  • Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
  • Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured


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