Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2023 for young South Africans.


Application Deadline: January 16, 2023

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year bursary for those who want to become teachers. It is a merit bursary which is available to every deserving applicant who passed their matric with a bachelor pass to complete a teaching qualification in an identified phase and priority subject area specialization to study in any of the 24 public universities. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.


  • An exemption or admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at matric/Grade 12 level.
  • At least a level 4 pass at matric level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialize to teach.
  • For Foundation Phase specialisation, a pass in Mathematics or a level 4 pass in Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required.
  • In addition, a level 4 pass in the Home Language is required.
  • Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics.
  • Academic record with two (2) Technical Subjects/modules studied up to second year level showing a full completion of the qualification.
  • Prospective students must first gain admission at a Higher Education Institution (HEI)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2023


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