Funza Lushaka bursary application 2023

There are two types of qualifications that can be funded through a successful Funza Lushaka bursary application 2023. The applicants can apply as undergraduates or graduates.

Undergraduates vs graduates

  • Undergraduate studies: 4-year Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) and Senior and Further Education and Training Teaching (Grade 7-12).
  • Post-Graduate studies: One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees reflect two priority subjects where one module/course was successfully completed or studied at the third-year level while the second priority subject was successfully completed or studied at the second-year level.

N.B. Only the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Grade 7-12) will be funded through the Funza Lushaka Bursary 2023 Scheme.

Funza Lushaka bursary application 2023 dates

Here are the important dates.

  • 17/10/2022: Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2023 will open
  • 30/11/2022: Re-applications for Existing/Returning Bursars close
  • 16/01/2023: New applications close

Requirements for Funza Lushaka Bursary Qualification

  • The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number;
  • The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability;
  • Applicants should be 30 years and below to qualify for the Funza Lushaka Bursary
  • Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
  • The Funza Lushaka bursary does not fund extended programmes.
  • The applicant must be accepted into an approved BEd degree or PGCE programme to specialise in two or more of the priority areas.
  • The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability.
  • The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity.
  • The applicant must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED).

How to register and apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary

Funza Lushaka Bursary

All first-time applicants must be 30 years or younger to apply for Funza Lushaka Bursary. Follow the step below to register and login.

  • Open the e-Gov portal at
  • Register by providing personal information
  • Login to the system using user name and password created when registering
  • On the e-Services Menu select Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme
  • Enter the OTP received on the preferred channel
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • On the dashboard, menu click on the 2023 application button
  • Follow the steps to complete the required field with your information
  • Accept the declaration to confirm the information captured

For more information visit the link above.

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