Western Cape Government Bursaries Application 2024 | Apply Now

Western Cape Government invite all South African students to partake on the 2024 Bursaries, The bursary is made accessible to all South Africa students, at Saonlineportal.com, Steps to Apply for the Western Cape Government bursary 2024, financial support, funding, bursary application forms, Application Process, Eligibility, Requirements, and student loan application guide for 2024 academic year.

What is a Bursary?

Bursaries can play a crucial role in helping students achieve their educational goals, and they are an essential part of the financial aid landscape in many countries.

Western Cape Government Bursaries Application Details

The bursary will be awarded to 66 students, for studies towards formal Teaching qualifications, within the Western Cape, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

 

The Bursary programme will only be awarded to students who specialize in the following disciplines:

  • BEd Foundation Phase, specialising in Languages (including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa) and special needs education
  • BEd Intermediate Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly English), Mathematics, Natural Science, Technology and special needs education
  • BEd Senior Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly English), Mathematics, Natural Science, Technology, Arts (Drama, Dance, Music, Design, and Visual) and special needs education
  • BEd Further Education and Training Phase, specialising in Languages (mainly Xhosa), Mathematics (including Technical Mathematics), Sciences (Agricultural, Natural, Physical, Life, Technical, Mathematical, excluding Social Sciences), Technology (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Application Technology, and Coding), Arts (Dramatic, Visual, Dance, Music, Design) and special needs education
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Please Note: this bursary is NOT the annual Funza Lushaka Bursary programme – this is a district-based bursary for Western Cape students only.

Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the Western Cape
  • You must be no older than 30 years old
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric with a Bachelor’s pass
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for your Home Language subject in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 50% for your First Additional Language subject in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 50% for your other 4 subjects in Matric
  • You must have passed Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy in Matric, if applying for BEd Foundation Phase
  • You must have passed Mathematics or Technical Mathematics and Physical Sciences or Technical Sciences in Matric, if applying for BEd specialising in technical subjects
  • You must demonstrate strong academic ability
  • You must meet the admissions requirements of your chosen institution
  • You must have applied into one of the approved BEd degree programmes listed above, specialising in 2 or more priority areas
  • You must have applied for admission to study at any of these Western Cape universities: University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University or Cape Peninsula University of Technology

What the Bursary Covers:

This full-cost bursary programme will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees,
  • Accommodation,
  • Meals,
  • Textbook allowance, notes, and laboratory fees (where applicable),
  • As well as a monthly allowance to cover living costs.
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Obligations:

Candidates who receive the bursary award will be expected to teach in public schools in rural areas for the same amount of years that they received funding. In doing this, Funza Lukasha hopes to achieve its goal of fostering teachers and meeting the needs of rural communities.

How to Apply

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