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teaching bursaries

Teaching Bursaries

Teaching bursaries are designed to help students interested in the field of education get access to higher learning. Depending on where students are going to school, they will have access to bursaries for teaching . Programs that give out a teaching bursary are especially common in Europe but have also been known to exist in South Africa and even Australia. Students will find that these programs offer quite a bit of financial aid, and they should be sought by anybody who needs help funding their education.

While some teaching bursaries are targeted at students in the lower income range, there will be programs available for students at all levels. If interested in a teaching bursary, students should always consider talking to the education department at the specific university they are attending – many programs exist in these departments that students may be able to take advantage of. Of course if such a program does not exist locally, students should always consider more regional and national programs.

United Kingdom Teaching Bursary

In the United Kingdom, there are teaching bursaries available locally, regionally, and nationally so students should be quite capable of finding the funding they will need.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers provides the New 2 Teaching bursary program which gives out generous sums of money to students. Teachers who are looking for post graduate education should certainly consider this particular teaching bursary as it is designed with them in mind. It gives out 6,000 pounds to general students or 7,000 pounds to students who are focusing on mathematics. Those who are interested in this program should be teaching in Wales and potential applicants should discuss their situation with their local school representative or their regional association office.

New York Teaching Bursaries

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation provides a teaching bursary to students who are looking to land jobs as teachers in subjects related to math or science. This program gives out up to $4,995 and can be renewed annually. Applicants will need to be full time students enrolled in a New York State University, be in an approved degree program, have at least a 2.5 grade point average, and be prepared to sign a contract which will obligate them to work for five years as a math or science teacher. This teaching bursary can only be renewed for a total of four years. While the 2011 deadline has passed, students should pay attention to website and be prepared to act as soon as the new program is announced.

South Africa Teaching Bursaries

One of the biggest teaching bursary programs available in South Africa is the Funza Lushaka program which is offered by the South African Department of Basic Education. Most universities in the country which provide a teaching bursary do so through this program.

This particular teaching bursary provides bursaries to students interested in teaching grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Applicants who are not getting a degree specifically in education but are interested in this program may have access to the financial aid but must sign a contract which requires them to get the Postgraduate Certificate in Education after graduation. Graduate students in education are also eligible for the program.

As with many South African program, this teaching bursary covers the entirety of a student’s tuition, living expenses, and school related spending. All application material must be submitted by October of every year.

Wales Teaching Bursary

Students who may be interested in teaching in Wales may be interested in the teaching bursary offered by the Training and Development Agency. This program gives financial assistance to student pursuing undergraduate level education courses that are either currently teaching in Wales or plan to after graduation. There are also teaching bursaries available for students who are entering graduate studies offered through the employment based teacher training program. Specifically the undergraduate teaching bursary is targeted at technology training, though there are also programs available for financial hardships or post graduate level courses in any topic. The amounts awarded range from 6,000 pounds to 9,000. Applications can be turned in at any time but to properly capitalize on funds should turned in before the start of the school year.

  54 Responses to “Teaching Bursaries”

  1. i wanted to know that it is possible to take teaching busary while u had completed Abet level 4

    • johanna,

      you must check by asking the bursary sponsor when apply via their contact webpage and direct this question to them to make sure.

  2. I am a first year @ the university of the free state doing b ed and i would like to apply for a busary to pay for my yearly fees

  3. can u sponsor me if im doing BED foundation phase

  4. im student at UNISA,diong second year,so im looking for a bursary or sponser that can help me

    • khanyisile,

      we do not sponsor. To find out if you qualify for a bursary program you must apply to each one you see individually via online or print the sponsors form from their website.

  5. I LIKE TO BE S TEACHER IN FUTURE

  6. Im not in university bt i want to apply for bursary to study Bed next year what must i do?

  7. I have applayed to study B Ed in language and life orientation at UWC in 2012 but can’t pay for my registration fees becouse,I dont have funds to do so.pease help i need to change my life.

  8. hi
    can u please sponsor our students from our community because they don’t have an excess to get to the internet apply for themselves we work with 48 areas some of these areas you find there is no one who is working they all not working

    • lungile,

      unfortunately we do not provide sponsorship’s. Look into your government bursaries.

    • in life no one can get what he or she want without their actions on what they want.Thats why i used to say,you have one life to live and one chance to do all the things you want to do.Why don’t they think of starting the projects or starting their own businesses.Anyway may God bless all

      • BILLYBOY,

        yes this is very true. People must take the proper actions that will get them the proper results they are looking for. We can offer guidance on what to do, but ultimately people have to DO what is necessary to get what they are looking for – like applying themselves to the bursary programs. We cannot do it for them. Hopefully our advice will bring them closer to what they are looking for and we will keep on giving it as long as they ask. A good person to help with this is: https://twitter.com/#!/DrWayneWDyer

  9. I am second year student at Tshwane University of Technology doing B.ED I would like to request a bursary so that continue with my study.

    • sabelo,

      Make an appointment wit the FinAids office at the Tshwne University to inquire about all student aid that you can apply for. New student aid gets updated monthly at all colleges and first one to inquire and qualifies gets the financing.

  10. I AM SPHEPHELO BLOSE I AM DOING MY FIRST AT UNIZULU I HAVE NO ONE WHO IS HELPNG MI WITH MY STUDY FEES AND I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN HERLP MI MI AM 18YEARS OLD AND MI AM DOING Bed IN FET AND TRAINING I WANT TO BE A SUCCESSEFULL TEACHER ONE DAY ANYONE WHO CAN HELP PLEASE I REALY NEED THIS TO PROVE MY SELF

  11. when are the fundza lushaka application forms coming out?

  12. Hi i would lyk 2 study teaching bt bcuz of lack of finance dat nt happening, so i need a busary so dat my dream cums true. Nw im a homework superviser at primary school gr 4-7

    • Getrude,

      You must apply to any bursary first to see if you qualify for it. We do not sponsor bursaries but write about those you can apply to. Go directly to the bursary sponsors website to apply. Look int your own government bursaries firstly.

  13. I want 2 apply 4 a barsary 4 next semester @ unisa its ma 1st year wat must I do*plz help me*

    • THEMBA,

      apply to any program where you are a good fit. We do not sponsor bursary programs – just write all about them.

  14. I WANT TO DO TEACHING NEXT YEAR AND I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START WHEN LOOKING FOR BURSARY.I COMPLITED MY MATRIC IN 2010

    • ZANELE,

      your government should have teaching bursary programs – most do. Apply to those since they are the easiest to apply and get. Then apply to the more private ones.

  15. I am a disabled student in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. I had finished my two years “Diploma in Primary Education” as a help that was provided by UNHCR to refugee teachers at the Camp level,but due lack of fees, I am unable to access the Bachelor degree in education as a field of my interest regardless of negative views from Africa, which say that disabled people cannot teach. However,I am currently teaching in Refugee primary schools as a teacher of Social Studies, Religious Studies and English.I would like you to guide me on how to get this golden chance of being given teaching bursaries to pursue my further studies.

  16. would love to do teaching but only qualify for diploma…..can u guys find me

    • koketso,

      Government bursaries may work well for you. Go to your government website to apply. You must apply to bursaries to see if you qualify for them. Go directly to the bursary sponsors website to apply. We do not offer direct bursary programs but write about those who do. I recommend that you talk with the FinAids manager at the college you attend to see what specific student aid programs you may be eligible for.

      Go also to: online bursaries

  17. hey i just want to know how to apply for this bursaries?

    • siboniso,

      sometimes we put links for you to click on in the articles if the sponsor of the bursary program doesn’t change the URL every year. otherwise you can search for it in your favorite web browser. Many government programs offer bursaries for future teachers. Check with your gov website on this.

  18. hey i am siboniso and i am studying @ university of south africa the one that is known as unisa and im doing my first year(teaching) i just need bursury so what should i do in order to get bursary?

    • siboniso,

      apply to as many as you can where your qualifications match up pretty-good with the required bursary criteria. Starting off with your very own government bursaries is best.

  19. ZONKE: I AM CURRENTLY WORKING AT EXXARO (TRONOX) AND I NEED A BURSARY FOR TEACHING.CAN YOU HELP ME.COMPANY NUMBER 20062680(CONTRACTOR LAB)

    • ZONKE,

      government bursaries offer many teaching bursaries. Inquire into your own government bursary programs. Also inquire where you work. Your company may help you too.

  20. I am a matriculant in a private school namely tulip combined school.i wan to do teaching but do not have the funds to do so.my grade 11 results are not good.what do i do?

    • Nhlanhla,

      apply to as many as you can, especially your own government bursary programs.Go to the Tulip FinAids office to see what bursary programs you can apply to now!

  21. My name is Zandile i have request i have a dream to became a teacher but i have a problem of fanance.I need anyone who can make my dream come true.

    • Zandile,

      you must apply to bursaries to see if you qualify for them. Start with your own government bursary programs first. They have great teaching bursaries.

  22. Hi i am doing introduction progamme in the Vaal University of Technology,i would like to do teaching next year,and i considering of applying to University of Free state next year,but the problem i dont have funding. Again I still need to pay a full amount of my accomodation for this year.please help me.

  23. Hi when is d closing date 4 busaries

    • hazel,

      different bursaries have different closing dates and are all different from another. I would look into government bursary programs since they are easy to apply to and get.

  24. hei i’m Mthembu Slindile and i’ve registered 4 BED@Unisa but i have financial problems and the closing date for registratin is on 31 friday any 1 help plz

  25. hi I want to know more a bursary of the premier. When are we are suppose to apply for it, the closing date and in the website there no such things please help me

  26. hi

    i want to know that when the application for bursaries will be open

    • sthembiso,

      apply to teaching bursaries firstly with your own government bursary programs. They are easy to apply to and easier to get awarded one!

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