Dept of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursaries 2024

January 11, 2024

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Bursary Description


Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) invites South African student to apply Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 January 2023

Fields Covered:

  • 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 (preventive conservation)
  • Collections (Cultural & Natural) Management
  • Digital heritage
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  • Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship
  • Palaeontology

Bursary Coverage:

  • Maximum value: R110,000 per student
  • Expenses covered:
    • Full tuition fees
    • Prescribed books
    • Electronic devices (max. value R10,000; provide 3 receipts/invoices)
    • Accommodation (max. value R50,000, where applicable)
    • Meals (max. value R18,500, where applicable)
    • Transport (max. value R10,000, where applicable)

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:


  • Be South African citizens
  • Be 40 years old or younger
  • Be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • Study or intend to study in one of the listed heritage-related programmes
  • Study at an accredited institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training
  • Maintain a strong academic record
  • Not be employed full-time in the private sector, government, or state agencies
  • Not earn more than R350,000 per annum

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:


Required Documents (Certified Copies):


  • ID document
  • Passport Type Photo (.jpg format)
  • Matric latest results/certificate
  • Most recent academic record (if currently studying)
  • Proof of provisional acceptance/admission at the university
  • For Postgraduate students: progress report from supervisor (if writing a dissertation or thesis)

Important Notes:

  • Use updated browsers (Google Chrome or Firefox) for the application.
  • Complete all fields on the form; use “N/A” if not applicable.
  • Have your ID photo and documents ready for upload.
  • Contact 066 187 6812 (call or text) for application assistance.
  • Ensure submission before the closing date: 31 January 2024.