nsfas and funza lushaka
nsfas and funza lushaka
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable selected students to complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.
Roles and responsibilities
How are roles and responsibilities for the Funza Lushaka programme divided?
This is a national programme that is run locally at each higher education institution (HEI). It is funded by National Treasury and executed by the Department of Basic Education (DBE).
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administers the programme on behalf of DBE through the Student Financial Aid office at each HEI.
Selected students must meet the admission criteria of the academic programme at the HEI to which they apply, and must meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary. The selection of bursars is undertaken at each HEI in accordance with the selection criteria and the funds allocated to each HEI. The selection of bursars is undertaken at each HEI in accordance with the selection criteria and the funds allocated to each HEI.
Once qualified, bursary recipients are placed by a provincial education department.
Applications and eligibility
Who is eligible to apply?
Any academically gifted, young –
- learners, currently in Grade 12;
- graduates who want to complete a teaching qualification (enrol for a PGCE);
- people who want to make a career change and become teachers; and
- unemployed people who want to become teachers.
Prospective bursars must first gain admission at a higher education institution (HEI). The Financial Aid Office
and/or the Faculty/School of Education at the HEI will have information on how to apply for the bursary.
How does a student apply?
Prospective bursars must first gain admission at a higher education institution (HEI). Applications may be submitted online at www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za.
Nsfas provide financial assistance in the form of bursaries and loans to eligible students at public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in South Africa. Nsfas administer such bursaries and loans and recover the loans from students once they have graduated and are employed. NSFAS helps needy students pay their registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, grant them meal allowances and books allowance.
When is NSFAS Opening for Applications?
How to Apply for NSFAS Online 2022
If you would like to apply for NSFAS 2022, follow the steps outlined below:
- You have to visit the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za online
- Then, you have to click on the “myNSFAS” tab
- After that, you create your myNSFAS account
- After creating myNSFAS account, you then have to click on the “Apply” tab
- Answer the following questions you see on your screen
- Update all your personal information
- Upload all the required supporting documents
- Lastly, Click on “Submit” to send your application for review.