- The applicant’s academic ability
- Eligibility for an approved degree or PGCE in one of the priority areas
- Commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity
- Commitment to teach in any school to which a student may be appointed by a PED.
The bursaries are only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless the applicant has a valid South African ID number. Applicants for these bursaries must already have been accepted into an appropriate study programme at a recognized higher education institution. Applicants also need to meet certain admission criteria of the institution and they must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.
Bursaries selection criteria include the following: