Bursaries for South African students

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Education/ Teaching

1) Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Organisation Department of Basic Education (DBE)

About The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme was created as a means to promoting teaching in public (and most specifically, rural) schools. Once the bursary applicant has qualified with their education qualification, they will be required to take up a teaching position at a public school for the equal duration of the bursary award.

Value: tuition fees, accommodation, food, textbooks and learning materials, as well as a small allowance.

Who can apply? Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • No criminal record,
  • Has not dropped out of University,
  • Eligible for an approved degree/ PGCE in 2 of the priority areas
  • Committed to a career in teaching,
  • Willing to teach at any school appointed by the PED.
  • University pass with admission to a bachelor degree,
  • Accepted into a qualification at an accredited higher education institution.

*Preference will be given to students from rural areas, students who are willing to teach in rural areas and students with proven financial need.

Closing date 08 January 2016 for new applications & 20 November 2015 for re-applications

Apply online at: http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/application/application.jsp by accepting the bursary conditions.

 

2) ISASA (South African Institute of Race Relations) Bursary

About ISASA is an independent (private) schools association in the Southern African region. It is a non-profit organisation, which represents its members. ISASA is offering prospective Foundation Phase, Intermediate and FET teachers the opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) or a one year post graduate (PGCE) degree at UNISA.

Field of study Teaching

Who Can Apply School leavers with matric exemption (B pass) and 60% or more in Maths or Science and English;. The bursary applies to study in the Foundation Phase, Intermediate and FET phases studying towards a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) or a one year post graduate (PGCE) degree at UNISA. Prospective students must have achieved matric exemption (B pass) and 60% or more in Maths or Science and English; Tertiary students with Maths or Science and English credits; Graduates with Maths, Science or English majors. Tertiary students with Maths or Science and English credits; Graduates with Maths, Science or English majors.

Value Full financial cover. ISASA is offering prospective Foundation Phase, Intermediate and FET teachers the opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) or a one year post graduate (PGCE) degree at UNISA. Learn from and be mentored by experienced independent school teachers Access to excellent teaching, learning resources and technology Training in ISASA schools

Duration years (grade 10, 11 & 12 at an independent school.)

Closing Date 16 July annually

Apply online at: www.isasa.org/merit-bursaries-to-become-teachers
Please download and complete the application form. Application forms must be emailed to mathsenglish@isasa.org OR hand delivered to ISASA (16 St David Road, Houghton, Johannesburg) OR speed posted to ISASA at PO Box 87430, Houghton 2041.

Contact
Tel: (011) 648-1331

 

3) South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) Bursary

About The national bursary programme of the Institute dates back to 1935. Since then our students, among them Mr. Nelson Mandela, who won a bursary worth £120 in the late 1940s, have served the country in almost every field of endeavour.

Field of study Education

Value Amount varies

Duration 1 year renewable

Service Contract No

Opening Date 01 July annually
Closing Date 31 August annually

Contact
2 Clamart Road
Richmond
Johannesburg
2092
Tel: (011) 482-7221

Apply online at: www.irr.org.za/programmes/bursary-programme/online-application


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