- ETDP SETA Teacher Bursary
Apply for a teacher bursary through ETDP SETA or the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme and you could be on your way to qualifying as a teacher. The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) is one of 23 SETAs established as a result of the Skills Development Act. The main purpose of the SETAs is to address skills shortages in South Africa by identifying the skills needs of specific industries and sectors, to be a conduit to up-skilling both employed and unemployed citizens, to assess and monitor their progress and ensure that they successfully complete their programmes and are certified as competent to compete in the workplace and find suitable employment.
The ETDP SETA focuses on the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and promotes and facilitates skills development in this sector and achieves its goals through a number of different skills development interventions including bursaries, amongst others. There are a number of bursaries available for learners who have successfully completed Grade 12 and wish to pursue a career in the ETD sector. If this describes you, please apply to the ETDP SETA and the Department of Education or enquire about other funding schemes.
For more information on the ETDP SETA Teacher Bursary, click here
- Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of the bursary will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary. Qualified recipients of the bursary can apply for appropriate public school positions with the provincial education department (PED) of their choice. The PED concerned will determine whether there is a suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant will be offered employment in a PED that does have suitable vacancies.
How to apply
You need to apply for admission to a teaching qualification (B Ed or PGCE) or a Bachelors degree (e.g. BSc, B Tech, BA) with at least one major course in a priority area at a university of your choice. Once you have gained admission at a university, you are required to apply for the bursary via this Internet website. The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time and, on proof of academic success, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. The bursary holder will be required to re-apply by the end of October for the following year. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.
What the bursary covers
Funza Lushaka bursaries cover all the recipient’s essential expenses.Expenses covered include tuition, full accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, and a small allowance for monthly living expenses. The allocation to any individual student is capped at a specific value. Where the HEI charges more than the capped value the bursars will have to top up from own funds. Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens and will only be awarded if one of the priority area specialization subjects is included as a teaching subject in the qualifications. Applications must only be made once students have been allocated a valid student number and have been accepted/provisionally accepted at their university of choice. Applications must be made online at www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za. For more information on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, click here
- National Student Financial Aid Scheme
NSFAS is the South African government student loan and bursary scheme. We provide loans and bursaries to students at all 25 public universities and 50 public TVET colleges throughout the country.
NSFAS funding has grown from R441 million in 1999 to R8,5 billion in 2013. For more information on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, click here
By making our study finance as affordable as possible, we are ensuring that a large number of individuals who would otherwise not qualify for educational finance now have the means to improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and our nation as a whole through education.
For more information on the Eduloan, click here
Please be in contact with the organisations listed above about available bursaries, Teacher.org.za unfortunately do not offer any bursaries.