We currently administer four bursary funds.
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme
The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools.
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Students who do not have access to the Internet must contact the Financial Aid Office at the institution where they have been accepted for teacher education studies for the necessary application forms and assistance.
Bursaries for those interested in studying Social Work are provided by the Department of Social Development. (The student applies for the bursary at the Provincial Department's offices.) These bursaries have a work back condition - i.e. the student works for the Department of Social Development for the number of years for which he received the bursary (or longer).
National Skills Fund
Bursaries from the National Skills Fund are available for students with a study focus in a scarce skills area. Universities determine which students qualify for these moneys. There are no conditions attached to these bursaries.
Funding is made available through a mandate of the Skills Development Act of 1998, and provides bursary funding to undergraduate students in these specific scarce skills areas:
FET College Bursaries
Bursaries for the National Certificate (Vocational) and for certain NATED courses at FET Colleges are available for qualifying students. There is no employment condition attached to these bursaries. Students must apply for funding through the FET College's Student Support Services.