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School for Initial Teacher Education

Please see the online financial information pages for a comprehensive fee structure.


Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme - general information

The Department of Basic Education  provides a number of Funza Lushaka service-obligation bursaries to Education students each year.  Strict criteria and conditions apply (as identified by the DoBE).  These bursaries are awarded on grounds of academic merit and specialisation in priority areas as identified by the DBE.

The DBE will only consider registered students for selection.

Apply on-line at


Nelson Mandela University-based enquiries can be directed to:

Ms M Geswint
Faculty of Education
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth

Tel: +27 41 504 2387


National Student Funding Scheme (NSFAS)

Enquire at Nelson Mandela University Financial Aid Office (Telephone: 27 41 504 3335).

Provides loans of up to R30 000 per year for financially disadvantaged students. 

Contact information
Mrs Muriel Geswint
School Secretary : ITE
Tel: 27 41 504 2387