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Teachers are the “building bricks” of the workforce. Without teachers, students would not gain the knowledge and experience needed to enter tertiary institutions and the job market. It takes a special type of person to be a teacher—someone truly passionate about helping the youth shape their futures. Despite being a stressful profession, teaching is undoubtedly rewarding.

Teachers are needed at various stages of our lives—from preschool to primary school, high school, and university or college. Whether you are passionate about Mathematics, Science, Business, Technology, Languages, or Drama, educators are required in a range of subjects.

If your calling is to help shape the minds of learners and give them the best chance of a successful career, these education bursary programmes are perfect for you.

Obtaining a Teaching Qualification

Teaching Degree: This includes a 4-year bachelor’s degree, a 2-year postgraduate honours, a master’s degree, or a doctoral degree. Degree studies are generally undertaken at a university and require a bachelor’s pass on the Matric NSC certificate. A Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree can be split into Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, and Senior Phase.

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Teaching Diploma: Generally undertaken at a technical or vocational school and takes around 18 months to complete. This qualification usually enables you to specialize in a specific field of teaching.

Choosing the Right Education Phase

Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3): Involves hands-on practical teaching, ideal for those who enjoy teaching young kids and toddlers basic fundamental learning techniques, ethics, and manners.

Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6): Focuses on academic and technical skills with some practical training. Students select subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, and History.

Senior and Further Education and Training Phase (Grade 7 to Grade 12): The most academic and technical phase, requiring teachers to specialize in their chosen subject and interpret raw knowledge into practical teaching.

Teacher Salaries

  • Primary School Teacher: Average annual salary is around R167,000 (ranging between R105,000 and R240,000).
  • High School Teacher: Average annual salary is around R190,000 (ranging between R135,000 and R290,000).

Qualifying for a Teaching Bursary

Bursaries are usually awarded based on academic potential and financial need. Other criteria include:

  • South African citizenship (or permanent residency for certain bursaries)
  • Passion for teaching and working with children
  • Final year of school (Matric) or completed Matric
  • Applied or accepted to study at a recognized tertiary institute in South Africa
  • Good academic record
  • Preference is usually given to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
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Education & Teaching Bursaries for 2024

Here is a list of available bursaries for those studying or wishing to study towards a Teaching or Educator’s qualification in South Africa:

  1. Access Trust Bursary
  2. ADvTECH Student Teacher Bursary
  3. ASSET (Association for Educational Transformation) Bursary South Africa
  4. Barloworld Education Trust Bursary
  5. Black Mountain Study Trust Bursary
  6. Brain-Jar Skills Development Bursary
  7. Canon Collins RMTF Scholarship
  8. Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  9. Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary
  10. Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship
  11. Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  12. Cida Empowerment Trust Bursary
  13. Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) Bursary
  14. Department of Correctional Services Bursary
  15. Donald White/Mandla A. Ndwanya Memorial Fund Bursary
  16. Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) Bursary
  17. Epilepsy South Africa Educational Trust Bursary
  18. Exxaro Bursary
  19. Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme
  20. Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  21. Globeleq Scholarship
  22. IDB Education Trust Bursary Loan
  23. Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary
  24. JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary
  25. Joe Morolong Assmang Bursary
  26. Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme
  27. MANCOSA Bursary
  28. Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursary
  29. Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  30. N3TC Bursary
  31. NEET (National Economic Education Trust) Bursary
  32. Ninety One Bursary
  33. North West Provincial Government Bursaries
  34. Northern Cape Provincial Government Bursary
  35. NUMSA Bursary
  36. Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)
  37. Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Bursary
  38. SAMSTIP (Southern African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme) Bursary
  39. SACEE Norah Taylor Bursary
  40. Sakhikamva Foundation Bursary
  41. Schauenburg Education Trust Bursary
  42. SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  43. South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Bursary
  44. Thebe Foundation Dr. EJ Mabuza Scholarship
  45. UWC Faculty of Education Bursary
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These bursaries provide the financial support needed to pursue a career in education and make a significant impact on future generations.

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