The Funza Lushaka Bursary

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a life-changing opportunity for young individuals who are passionate about teaching and making a difference in their communities.

If you’re a young person who is eager to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders, innovators, and change-makers, then this bursary programme is for you.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is designed for youth under the age of 30 who have achieved a Bachelor’s pass in matric or Grade 12.

The programme is a collaborative effort between the Directorate, provinces, districts, circuits, schools, and community leaders who work with youth programs.

The goal is to identify and recruit young people who are passionate about teaching and provide them with the necessary funding and support to pursue their dreams.

The recruitment process is based on the need for teachers in various subjects, which are identified by provinces and approved by the Director-General as national priority subjects.

Once selected, candidates are required to apply to a public university of their choice, and most universities close their applications by the end of October.

The Funza Lushaka Information System online application typically opens on October 8th, and candidates who are recruited by districts can apply online at (link unavailable) If candidates experience any challenges with their online applications, district officials are available to assist.

This bursary programme is an opportunity for young people to become change agents in their communities and make a meaningful impact on the lives of their learners. If you’re interested in applying for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, please contact Tel: 012 357 3000 or email for further enquiries.

Some useful resources for prospective teachers include:

– Grade 12 past exam papers
– ANA exemplars
– Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements
– Practical Assessment Tasks
– School-Based Assessment
– Mind the Gap Study Guides
– Learning and Teaching Support Materials

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change lives and shape the future of our country. Apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme today!