The Funza Lushaka scholarship program is a multi-annual program promoting teaching in public schools. Scholarships are available to enable eligible students to complete their teaching qualifications in an area of national priority.
Funza Lushaka Scholarship Program 2020
The following should be read before applying for a Funza Lushaka Scholarship for 2020
If you have a criminal record, charged with misconduct or dismissed from work, please note that you are not eligible for this scholarship.
Newcomers to the university for the first time:
Pass on exemption, endorsement or ‘admission to bachelor’s degree’ at matric/grade 12 level.
At least one level 4 passes at matric level in the subject in which the applicant will specialize.
For students who wish to specialize in the foundation phase, a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy is required at grade 12 level. In addition, at least a level 4 pass mark in the Home Language is required. If a student completed matric before 2008 when Mathematics was not compulsory, a student may still be considered on the basis of overall good performance (Average of at least 50%).
Students who want to specialize in technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have at least a 4-pass level in mathematics.
If the admission requirements of the institution are higher than the bursary requirement and vice versa, the higher requirement applies.
For new applicants who are already at university
The student must:
The student must have passed all the modules studied at the Institute of Higher Education in 2019 or the last year of study.
At least an average of 55% in all modules studied at a higher education institution in 2019 or in the last year of study of the applicant.
The student must have an average of at least 55% in the modules studied in 2019 or in the last year of study of the applicant at the university, which is directly related to the priority area of specialization teaching.
These are the minimum criteria. The Funza Lushaka Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship that must first be awarded on the basis of academic proficiency. The criteria applied to specific institutions may be higher than those suggested here, but may not be lower.
For new applicants applying for NGOs
The student must have successfully completed a recognized qualification that qualifies for admission to a PGCE.
To be eligible for a PGCE in Foundation Phase teaching, a student must have Psychology and an African Language.
To be considered for PGCE in Intermediate Phase, Senior Phase, and Further Education and Training, the student must have chosen mainly in the subject in which he/she wishes to specialize in the B. degree.
The student must have at least TWO identified priority subjects at second-year level;
The student must have sufficient modules in the identified priority subjects to qualify to teach it as a subject at school.
For existing bursary holders
The student must:
The student must have passed at least two-thirds (66.6%) of all the subject modules studied at the university during the last year of study.
The student must have passed at least two-thirds (66.6%) of the priority subject modules studied at the Higher Education Institution in the last year of study.
If a student does one priority subject, he/she must pass in order to qualify for re-allocation;
The student must progress to the next level/year of study.
The students must obtain at least 50% on average in all subject modules
Applicants should note that these are minimum criteria.
Meeting these criteria does not mean that the scholarship is automatically accepted.
A limited number of bursaries are available, and the best students are selected for the bursary.