Education and Teaching Bursaries in South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | November 3, 2017

Education and Teaching Bursaries in South Africa 2020 – 2021

Here are a list of available bursaries for those who are studying or wish to study towards a Teaching or Educators qualification in South Africa:

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Access Trust Bursary

Arup Education Trust Bursary

ASSET (Association for Educational Transformation) Bursary South Africa

Barloworld Education Trust Bursary

Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary

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Cida Empowerment Trust Bursary

Epilepsy South Africa Educational Trust Bursary

IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan

JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary


Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursary

Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary

NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary

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North West Provincial Government Bursary

NUMSA Bursary

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Bursary

Rio Tinto/ Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary

SA Maths and Science Teacher Intern Programme Bursary

SACEE Norah Taylor Bursary

Schauenburg Education Trust Bursary

SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Teaching Bursaries in South Africa 2020 – 2021 :

Where to study towards a Teaching qualification in South Africa?

Undergraduate Teaching degrees are offered by most major Universities, including:

– University of the Western Cape
– University of Cape Town
– Stellenbosch University
– University of Johannesburg
– University of the Witwatersrand
– University of Pretoria
– University of KwaZulu-Natal
– Nelson Mandela University
– Walter Sisulu University
– North-West University
– Rhodes University
– University of South Africa

There are also a few private/ public institutions that offer Teaching qualifications, including:
– Rosebank College
– Lyceum College
– Varsity College
– Vaal University of Technology
– Cape Peninsula University of Technology
– Central University of Technology
– Embury Institute for Higher Education

There are a number of teaching bursaries on offer each year to talented students who would love to teach the youth in South Africa.  These bursaries for teaching and education are offered to students needing financial aid to gain great qualifications and become a teacher in specialized subjects.

Teaching Bursaries in South Africa 2020 – 2021 :

Here is some of the most commonly found subject for a teaching bursary:

Foundation Phase for Grade R to Grade 3

  • One of the Native African Languages

Intermediate Phase for Grade 4 to Grade 6

  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science

Senior Phase for Grade 7 to Grade 9

  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science

FET Phase for Grade 10 to 12

  • Computer Appliance Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Civil Technology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Life Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Physical Science
  • Engineering Graphics & Design

Students who would like to pursue teaching as a career will require the following basic requirements before applying.

  • Candidates have to be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
  • Candidates have to be able to prove their need for financial aid.
  • Candidates must show their commitment to teaching and a love for working with children.
  • Candidates must have outstanding academic records with prove of acceptance at a higher learning institute.
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.

There are a couple of institutes offering bursaries for teaching and education so if you are interested, have a look at the following companies found here.

Most of these companies also offer students a career upon successful completion of their studies and all information is included within the bursary.

Teaching is a lifetime commitment, thus, you should only apply if you are really interested in working with the youth.  You will also be faced with plenty challenges, difficult situations and even times that your integrity will be tested.  Are you ready?

Then take that step forward and make a change!  Provide South Africa’s youth with quality education and a great future.  Do you have a deep burning passion for learning and would love to pass that on to the youth?  You could be changing the lives of many spectacular people and help them to reach their goals.  Giving South African citizens that are proud an opportunity at a better live.

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