Department of Basic Education Bursaries 2021/2022

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Department of Basic Education Bursaries 2021/2022

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The bursary program provided by the Department is a multi-year program.  It also promotes teaching at public schools as that is where the need lies.  They are devoted to providing learners of all ages, with a quality education.

The Department provides full-cost bursaries to eligible, talented candidates.  This will aid these candidates to receive a complete, and full teaching qualification within one of the national priority fields.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to teach at one of the public schools in South Africa, for the same amount of years as the duration of their studies.

Department of Education Bursaries for Teachers

Candidates who receive Department of Education bursaries can ask to be placed in a province of their liking, however, they may not decide which school they would prefer to be employed in.  The Department concerned will make the final decision.  Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be placed where there is a suitable opening.  If there is no opening within the selected province, the Department has the right to place candidate where there are a suitable opening and a need.

Department of Education Bursaries Available

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

Bachelor of Education – B.Ed.

  • Foundation Phases – Grades R to 3
  • Intermediate Phases – Grades 4 to 6
  • Senior Phases – Grades 7 to 9
  • Further Education Phases – Grades 10 to 12

Bachelor Degree

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  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Post Graduate Certification in Education – PGCE.

  • All Majors that allow for this level of education

Department of Education Bursary Requirements

If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary with the department.

To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.

Bursary Closing Date

Applications close the middle of January each year, thus, it is suggested that candidates ensure their applications, with all required documents, reach the Department before this date.

Candidates are also urged to pursue alternative funding, as there is a limited number of bursaries available each year.

Due to high volumes of applications, the Department will only be contacting those who have made the short-list.  If you have not heard from the Department within three months after closing, candidates can consider their applications as unsuccessful.  These candidates can re-apply the following yea

 

Other Funding Alternatives

Below are other funding options provided by the Department of Education.

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. Visit http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/ for further information.

University financial aid

Most universities offer bursaries or grants to students that have excelled in their previous studies or on the sports field. Check with your university’s financial aid office whether you are eligible for any of these bursaries or awards, and make sure that you apply before the closing date.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), a statutory body funded by the Department of Education, provides study loans to academically able but financially needy students. The size of the initial NSFAS loan ranges from R2 000 to R30 000. You should apply at your university’s financial aid office.

External bursaries

Many South African companies offer bursaries to promising students. Some companies require you to “pay back” the bursary by working at the company once you’ve completed your degree – giving you a job and work experience immediately after your graduation. The Bursary Register, available at most high schools and at your university’s financial aid office, will provide you with a full list of bursaries available in your particular field.

Student loans

All of South Africa’s major banks (Absa Bank, First National Bank, Nedbank, Standard Bank) offer student loans, both to South Africans and to non-South Africans with valid study permits. When applying for a bank loan, you will have to show proof of registration at an educational institution. You’ll also need somebody, such as a parent or guardian, to sign surety for you.

For further details, kindly contact the department on;

National Office

Address: 222 Struben Street, Pretoria
Call Centre: 0800 202 933

Email: callcentre@dbe.gov.za
Switchboard: 012 357 3000

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BURSARIES OFFERED BY PROVINCES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Below is the list of all bursaries offered by each province in South Africa.

EASTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

FREE STATE GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

GAUTENG GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

KWAZULU-NATAL GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

LIMPOPO GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

MPUMALANGA GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

NORTHERN CAPE GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

NORTH WEST GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

VARIOUS GOVERNMENT BURSARIES FOR 2021 & 2022

One thought on “Department of Basic Education Bursaries 2021/2022

  1. Mimie Maine

    I have accepted in studio college for higher certificates in elearly education I’m in need of basarie please help me

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