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The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2014

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 school or provincial education department 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.

Admission criteria:
The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless the applicant has a valid South African ID number. Applicants for the bursary 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.

Selection criteria include the following:
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.
Everything else being equal, selection should favour candidates from rural areas, candidates who wish to teach in rural areas and candidates whose financial position would otherwise exclude them from enrolment for a teaching qualification. The bursary will only be awarded if one of the priority area specialization subjects is included as a teaching subject in your qualification.

Please note that those who already have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this programme.

Programmes to be funded
Three types of qualifications can be funded. These are shown in the table below. The qualification must include subjects which will allow the student to specialise as a teacher in at least one priority area (see next section below).

Undergraduate studies
Undergraduate studies
Graduate studies
4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B Ed), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12). 3/4 -year Bachelors degree e.g. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Technology in fields suitable for admission to the one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Application for funding for a Bachelors degree implies that the applicant commits to enrol for the PGCE upon completion of the undergraduate degree. One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees include majors in priority areas.

In addition to specialising in a priority area, you will also need to specialise in a phase for the B.Ed and PGCE teaching qualifications. If you prefer teaching younger children, you could specialise in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) or Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6).On the other hand, if you prefer teaching older children you could specialise in Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) or FET Phase (Grade 10 –12). Some universities offer qualifications which combine specialisation in the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase, or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase and FET Phase. These combined qualifications are also acceptable.

Priority areas
The priority areas that are currently funded are indicated in the table below. These areas could be reconsidered from year to year.

Foundation Phase
(Grade R- 3)
• Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase
(Grade 4 – 6)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology

Senior Phase
(Grade 7 – 9)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology

FET Phase
(Grade 10 –12)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology • Accounting
• African Languages
• Agricultural Sciences
• Agricultural Technology
• Civil Technology
• Computer Applications Technology
• Economics
• Electrical Technology
• Engineering Graphics and Design
• English Language
• Geography
• Information Technology
• Life Sciences
• Mathematics
• Mathematical Literacy
• Mechanical Technology
• Physical Sciences

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. Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution.

Conditions for repeating a year
The bursary period may be extended to cover one additional year in a degree programme, or the time required for completion of one additional course in the PGCE programme. Only one such extension will be granted. Any additional time required will be at the recipient’s own cost. The bursary is renewable for one academic year at a time. On proof of academic success the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher.

Conditions for repayment of the bursary
The bursary must be repaid only if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a PED at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a PED at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a PED before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the bursary agreement.

Applications for the 2014 intake of the Investec Bursary are now open until 31 September 2013

Investec is offering partial bursaries for the 2014 academic year to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university degree in:

  • Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance)
  • BCom Informatics
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology
  • BIS-Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Commercial LLB

These degrees represent fields of relevance to the financial services and other key industries. The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential.

Applications are open to:

  • All young SA citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance
  • Pupils holding or working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 50% pass rate in all other subjects
  • Students who wrote matric (Grade 12) prior to 2008 should have a minimum of 60% in Maths (HG) and English (HG)

This opportunity allows successful candidates to access funding:
Investec contributes a partial bursary of R70 000 per year towards study-related expenses. To cover any shortfall, applicants are thus advised to also apply through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS).

Why apply for an Investec bursary?
We have a vested interest in developing well rounded individuals and in ensuring graduates are employable. While a bursary provides financial assistance, our programmes help with the transition from high school to tertiary and with the challenges associated with the job search.

All Investec bursary recipients are mentored by Investec employees. Mentors provide academic guidance and social support to students as they navigate the challenges of their tertiary career.

Work readiness
Investec bursary students have the opportunity of attending a work readiness programme during their third or Honors year of study. This is a week- long boot camp at Investec Sandton to help students gain important skills to become employable graduates.

more information @ http://www.investec.co.za/about-investec/sustainability/people/people-south-africa/education-as-a-focus-area/tertiary-level/bursary.html

Aurecon Bursary 2014

What are the application dates for 2014 bursaries?
Applications for 2014 will be open from 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2013.

How will my progress be monitored?
All bursaries are granted on merit. Bursaries are reviewed after each examination to assess the student’s academic performance and are renewed annually. We make sure you have plenty of support to get you through. A Group Bursary Co-ordinator is available to provide much needed support and our current graduate network is also available for support.

What happens after graduation?
After graduation, you will be required to work one year with Aurecon for every year of your bursary (including any suspension period). In-service training periods are excluded from this. The service obligation period will commence after successful completion of studies/after graduation.

What is the application and selection process?

1. Upon receipt of your application, screening and shortlisting will be conducted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You will be required to submit the following documentation to complete your application:
• Completed application form
• Copy of your CV in Word or PDF format
• Certified copy of your South African ID Book
• Certified copy of all your Academic Transcripts

2. Should your application be shortlisted, you will be invited to attend panel interviews in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban

3. Bursary agreements are then offered to successful candidates

Applications for 2014 will be open from 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2013.

KPMG Bursary 2014

Audit bursaries

Both KPMG bursaries require outstanding academic achievement as a basis. When applying for a bursary with KPMG, choose which is best for you by asking these questions:

      • Do you need extensive funding for your studies? If not, apply for the Pure Merit Bursary.
      • Would you be unable to attend university without significant financial support? If yes, apply for the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs.

Our Bursaries take the ever-changing needs of our students into account to make sure that the students the Firm funds have what they need to complete their studies successfully. We also consider the skills needed in the professional services market place and KPMG’s internal skills needs.

To apply for either the Pure Merit Bursary or the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs, you must meet the following criteria:

    • You must be studying a SAICA recognised degree at a SAICA recognised university or other tertiary education institution
    • You must be studying full time
    • You must be completing your degree in the minimum number of years, ie you may not split a one year course over two years
    • Students must achieve an academic average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 50% for CTA) for Financial accounting and must obtain a total average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 55% for CTA) for the four major subjects (Financial accounting, Management accounting, Auditing, Tax)
    • The bursary is awarded on condition that the student maintains his or her academic achievements throughout the period of study.

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursary 2014

Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. Our proud heritage and prominent position in the industry is reflected in our operational strength and performance (across all our business interests), our robust balance sheet, powerful finanical flexibility (with access to international capital markets ) and our diversity of business .

Well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. That’s why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries cover:

    • The full costs of tuition at University of Cape Town (UCT).
    • Residence fees and one annual return flight home for students who are not studying in their hometown.
    • Vacation work.
    • The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered.
    • Book and general allowance.

You need a matric with at least 70% or Level 6 for all subjects including Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and English.

You also need to commit to our CA Training Programme after which you will work for Old Mutual for a specified period of time. Please apply timeously for admission to the university.

Download the application form which must be completed in your own writing. You can also contact the Bursary co-ordinator at +27 (0)21 509 2656 for an application form.

    • Read through the requirements carefully.
    • Send certified copies of your identity document and your results, not originals.
    • Application deadline is 15 July of every year.
    • If your results are not available please submit your application form in the meantime and indicate that your results will follow as soon as they are available.
    • Provide valid contact details.
    • Sections H & I of the application form need to be completed by your school principal.
    • Don’t forget to attach the required hand-written biography and essay to your application form.
    • We will not accept application forms sent by fax or email.
    • Only South African citizens can apply.
    • Please note that this opportunity is intended for EE/AA candidates only (as per the definition of Black designated groups in the Employment Equity Act)

Varsity Sports Bursary 2014

There are a number of sport bursaries on offer to students depending on their sporting performance and achievements to date. Bursaries are offered to those who have excelled in their respective disciplines according to the different categories included in this brochure, and who are interested in becoming a Sports Life Club Captain.

Critical to the success of the Sports Life Clubs on campus are the dedicated, committed and experienced Sports Life Club Captains. If you’re passionate about any of the Sports Life sports included in this brochure and you have the administration skills and energy to see it grow in a student environment, please compile a CV of your sporting achievements and a short motivation as to why you’d like to be a Sports Life Club Captain. Complete the bursary application form at the end of this brochure and submit all these documents to the Vice-Principal of Marketing at your nearest campus.

The sport bursary categories on offer at Varsity College include any student who received:

National Senior A Colours (Open)
National Senior B Colours (Open), National Junioe A Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or National School A colours
National Junior B Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.), National School B Colours or Provincial Senior A Colours (open)
Provincial Seniour B Colours, Provicial Junior A Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or Provincial School A Colours
Provincial Junior B Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or Provincial School B Colours

ATNS Bursary 2014

Air Traffic and Navigation Services Bursary 2014

Closing Date: 26 July 2013

ATNS is responsible for air traffic control in approximately 10% of the world’s airspace. Our services extend further than the familiar air traffic control service, into the provision of vitally important aeronautical information used for all flight planning purposes as well as search and rescue coordination activities and the maintenance of a reliable navigation infrastructure.

Our operations further include:
  • The supply of aeronautical information services, technical maintenance and aerodrome services;
  • Alert, search and rescue co-ordination services;
  • Management of the flexible use of airspace through the Central Airspace Unit (CAMU);
  • Support for special events and special requirements such as test flights, demonstration flights, etc;
  • The implementation and maintenance of a terrestrial-based navigational structure;
  • The training of licensed air traffic controllers and technical staff through the Aviation Training Academy (ATA).

Major Activity
Bursary Programme:
The training bursary provides each bursar with an opportunity to conduct their studies at the Aviation Training Academy (ATA) in Bonaero Park.
After the successful completion of the initial course at the ATA, ATNS may offer the bursar a eighteen months fixed term contract to complete the necessary operational on the job training including additional studies at the ATA.

Minimum Qualifications
Grade 12 with Pure Mathematics and English
Symbols HG D, SG C or Level 4 and above
18 years or older
Fluent in English with no speech impediments
Medically fit

Minimum Experience
No experience required but aviation passion and knowledge will be advantageous.

Skills & Knowledge
Goal Driven
Excellent communication skills

How to Apply

NSFAS Bursary Guide



The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.

  • 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.
  • Visit www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za for more information.

Social Work

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:

    • Accounting
    • Financial management
    • Actuarial studies
    • Auditing
    • Business management
    • Economics
    • Physics
    • Computer science
    • Chemistry
    • Geology
    • Information systems
    • Mathematical sciences
    • Agriculture
    • Statistics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Bio-technology
    • Engineering

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.

Anglo Coal Bursaries 2014

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies. With 76,000 permanent employees and 24,240 contractors in South Africa, we are the country’s largest private sector employer.
Our long and storied history dates back to 1917 and the drive and determination of one man, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. He saw the opportunity to capitalise on a region that was beginning to explode on to the global mining scene. Our strong South African heritage forms the roots for our global business, now operating in the Americas, Australia, Southern Africa and Europe.
Anglo American’s Chairman’s Fund is one of the dedicated instruments through which Anglo American channels its corporate social investment (CSI) spend, and was named the top CSI grant-maker in South Africa for eight consecutive years.
As the oldest professionally managed CSI programme in the country, the fund dates back to the 1950s and, over the years, has developed a reputation for being one of the most inclusive funders in the country and a partner of choice in development.
These range from small grassroots initiatives to major capital building projects and large-scale service delivery programmes in partnership with provincial and national authorities. Focus areas include HIV/AIDS, healthcare and welfare as well as education and entrepreneurial development.

Anglo Coal bursaries are offered to students who intend pursuing their tertiary education in any of South African universities. These bursaries are offered under Anglo American.

Anglo Coal Bursaries Eligibility
In order for you to be eligible for Anglo Coal you need to be on matric or have passed your matric with at least C symbol for both Maths and Science.

Study Fields
Anglo Coal Bursaries are available to students enrolling for the following qualifications:

Engineering and Built Environment
BEng or BSc Engineering (Chemical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Electrical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Mining)
BSc (Geology)
BSc (Metallurgy)
BCom (Accounting) and
BBScience (CA Stream)

Bursary Value
University tuition fees
Registration fees
Exam fees
University accommodation
Residence meals

Anglo Coal Bursaries Application Address
Anglo Coal Bursary Scheme
c/o Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 30632

MasterCard Scholarship for Africans 2014

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans
Brief description:
The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa.

Host Institution(s):

The following universities/institutions were selected for their commitment to academic excellence, nurturing environments, and programs relevant to growth sectors in Africa, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and agriculture:

- African Leadership Academy, South Africa
- Ashesi University, Ghana
- American University of Beirut, USA
- Arizona State University, USA
- Duke University, USA
- Earth University, Costa Rica
- Michigan State University, USA
- Stanford University, USA
- Wellesley College, USA
- University of California, Berkeley, USA

Field(s) of study:
Approved fields of studies offered by participating Universities/Institutions. See the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship pages of the Universities/Institutions above.

Number of Scholarships:
The Scholarship Programs aims to give out $500 million worth of scholarships to 15,000 African students in 10 years.

Target group:
Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africans

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:

Comprehensive Scholarships:Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.
21st Century Skill Building: Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.
Transition Support: Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.
Give-back Component: An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.
Alumni Network: Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.


Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the host institution/university you are interested in.

Application instructions:

Applications must be made directly to the participating university/institution of your choice. Deadline varies but is around February-July 2013 this year.