Department of Sport, Art & Culture: Bursary Programme 2023

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Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies within heritage-related programmes specifically these fields:

  • Anthropology (focused on forensic / medical anthropology)
  • Archaeology (focused 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)
  • Digital heritage
  • IKS or Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and S.A. Living Heritage
  • Marketing of heritage
  • Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship
  • Palaeontology


  • You must be a South Africa citizen
  • You must be 40 years old or younger
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification, in one of the heritage related programmes listed above
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at an institution that is accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must NOT be receiving any other bursary funding
  • You must NOT be currently full-time employed within the private sector, government or state agencies
  • You must NOT earn more than R130 000 per annum
  • The bursary will be awarded to the maximum value of R11O 000 per student and will be paid directly to the higher institution of learning.


The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses;

  • Full cover for tuition fees
  • Full cover for books
  • Laptop, to the maximum value of R10 000 (students must provide 3 receipt’ invoices)
  • Accommodation, to the maximum value of R50 000 (where applicable)
  • Meals, to the maximum value of R18 500 maximum amount (where applicable)


28 February 2023


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  1. Zifikile Mnukwa
    February 12, 2024

    I just want to find out from you, our daughter is doing grade 12 this year and is intending to do Degree in Archeology at UCT next year and would like to apply for bursary for 2025.

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