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DSAC Bursary 2024

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) is offering hope for South African students who are passionate about pursuing heritage-related studies in 2024.

Their bursary programme provides financial support and opens doors to exciting academic journeys in various fields that preserve and promote the nation’s rich culture.

Who Is Eligible?

• South African citizens

• Students provisionally accepted or already enrolled in a recognized institution for the 2024 academic year

• Individuals under 40 years of age

• Applicants demonstrating outstanding or satisfactory academic performance

• Students pursuing studies in specific heritage-related fields (see details below)

• Not employed full-time by government, state agencies, or the private sector with a salary exceeding R350 000

• For existing students receiving bursaries, only those with tuition fees exceeding the DSAC threshold by 10% or more are eligible

Fields Of Study Covered:

• Anthropology (specifically forensic/medical)

• Archaeology (focusing on marine/underwater cultural heritage and forensic aspects)

• Archives and Records Management

• Conservation of the Built Environment (excluding specific courses/subjects)

• Collections Management (cultural & natural, excluding Nature Conservation)

• Palaeontology

• Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship

• Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) or courses contributing to their preservation and promotion

• History

• Digital Heritage

• Fine Arts

What Does The Bursary Cover?

The DSAC Bursary offers comprehensive financial support, with a maximum value of R110 000 per student. This includes:

Full tuition fees: The bursary covers the entirety of your tuition fees, removing a significant financial burden.

Prescribed books: No need to worry about textbook costs – the bursary covers all your required reading materials.

Electronic devices: Up to R10 000 is allocated for a laptop or other necessary electronic device, upon providing receipts/invoices.

Living expenses: The bursary provides support for accommodation (up to R50 000), meals (up to R18 500), and transportation (up to R10 000), where applicable.

How To Apply:

Applications are submitted through the designated institutions where students are enrolled or seeking admission.

Institutions are responsible for collating applications and submitting them to the DSAC by the deadline of 28th February, 2024.

For further information and application details, please visit the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture website.

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