Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
DSAC Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – DSAC & NWU
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture’s (DSAC), is one of the South African government departments, whose main objective is to ensure that a better life is built for all South Africans. The DSAC achieves this by following its mission to change the delivery of sports, arts and culture. DSAC plans to enable this change by ensuring that there is equitable access to this sector, development, as well as a level of excellence in every aspect of participation. Through this, DSAC also believes that it can harness socio-economic contributions and thus make a better life for all who live in the country through the means of Sports, Arts, and Culture.
North-West University is an integrated, unitary, and multi-campus university within the North West province. North-West University is made up of three campuses (Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark) and promotes redress, equity, as well as a globally recognized level of teaching and research. North-West University is linked closely with the province’s communities; this is seen in the University’s activities, research, and teaching-learning. Students from the University are able to study in an environment that allows them to have many choices and flexibility regarding their studies; North-West University believes that owing to this, students are then able to reach their fullest potential and have a head start in their career establishment. North-West University, along with its collaboration with other institutions and universities has also become part of the global higher education community; this allows the University to partake in student and staff exchange opportunities, as well as cultural, academic, and sports affairs.
ABOUT THE DSAC BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year.
Bursaries are available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies within heritage-related programmes, specifically these fields:
- Anthropology (including Forensic Anthropology)
- Archaeology (Marine and Underwater Cultural Heritage, Forensic, etc)
- Archives and Records Management
- Conservation of the Built Environment
- Conservation and Preventive Conservation
- Collections (Cultural & Natural) Management (Not Nature Conservation)
- Heritage Resources Management
- Museum Studies or Management and Curator ship
- IKS or Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and S.A. Living Heritage
MORE ABOUT THE DSAC BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE
The bursary will provide full cover for tuition fees and prescribed books, as well as accommodation (capped at R50 000, where applicable) and meals (capped at R18 500, where applicable). All funding will be paid directly to the tertiary institution.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- 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 currently full-time employed within the private sector, government or state agencies
- You must NOT earn more than R130 000 per annum
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
Candidates must apply for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) bursary via their institutions’ bursary/ financial aid office. Applications submitted by individual students will unfortunately not be accepted.
Institutions will be required to submit applications to Reinettes@dsac.gov.za and Maanom@dsac.gov.za
Candidates will be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with their application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Matric certificate, if entering 1st year of study
- Academic progress report if currently studying
- Proof of acceptance at the institution
CLOSING DATE FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
25 February 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture directly:
Contact Person 1: Ms Reinette Stander (Deputy Director: International Conventions and Legislation, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture)
Tel: 012 441 3711
Contact Person 2: Mr Maano Muhadi (Deputy Director: Heritage Policy, Research and Development, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture)
Tel: 012 441 3622