Student Funding: bursaries & loans

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture bursary

Application period 1 January 2023 - 22 February 2023

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture Bursary guidelines

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries from institutions accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage related programmes.

Who can apply?

  • South African citizens
  • Letter of provisional acceptance / letter of admission from the institution
  • Students who are Not older than forty (40) years
  • Students with an outstanding / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution) or (Grade 12 if you are a 1st year student);
  • Students in the heritage field of study (herein):
    • Digital heritage
    • Not employed full time by government, state agencies or private sector with a salary of more than R130 000.
    • Students who are NOT beneficiaries of other bursaries or donors for the 2023 academic year.
    • Anthropology (exclusively with a focus on forensic / medical anthropology)
    • Archaeology (exclusively with a focus on marine and underwater cultural heritage, and forensic)
    • Archives and Records management
    • Conservation of the built environment including preventive conservation
    • Collections (cultural & natural) management (Not Nature Conservation)
    • Palaeontology
    • Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship
    • IKS or Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and S.A. Living Heritage
    • Marketing of heritage

What does the bursary cover?

  • Tuition fees
  • Other academic expenditures (herein):
    • The maximum value of the bursary is R110 000 per student.
    • Study fees:  The total amount of study fees will be covered.
    • Books:  The total amount of prescribed books will be covered.
    • Laptops not costing more than R10 000.  This will be paid according to receipt/invoices of three quotations.
    • Accommodation: R 50 000 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
    • Meals:  R 18 500 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
    • NB: Funds are payable directly to the higher institution of learning

How to apply?

  • Complete the application form
    • Click here to download the application form
    • Attach supporting documents as per indication on the applications form were applicable
    • Applications must be sent to through student’s myLife email account

Please note:

  • Students need to check their myLife email account to access the bursary outcome
  • For more information contact Ms. S Tshongweni

Last modified: 2023/01/27