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Funza Lushaka Bursary Program for young South Africans

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 12, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on February 27, 2021
Funza Lushaka Bursary Program logo
Funza Lushaka Bursary Program logo

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession.

Bursaries are available to enable selected students to complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority.

Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

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What programmes will be funded?
> Bachelor of Education (BEd);
> Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Who is eligible to apply?
1. Any academically gifted, young:
a) learners, currently in Grade 12;
b) graduates who want to complete a teaching qualification (enrol for a PGCE);
c) people who want to make a career change and become teachers;
d) unemployed people who want to become teachers.
2. South African citizens with a valid South African ID number.
3. Prospective bursars must first gain admission at a higher education institution (HEI). (The Financial Aid Office and / or the Faculty / School of Education at the HEI will have information on how to apply for the bursary.)
4. All first time applicants must be 30 years or younger to apply.

Applications close on 28/02/2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 12
Jan 12

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Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Thanks, Ana.