The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) Bursaries 2015


DAC Bursaries For Heritage Related Studies: 2015

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites applications for bursaries for students who wish to pursue studies in Heritage courses.

The bursary will finance both undergraduates and postgraduates in the following fields:

Fields of Study:

Archaeology (Marine, etc.)
Archives and Records Management
Conservation of the Built Environment
Restorative and Preventive Conservation
Collections (Cultural and Natural) Management
Heritage Resources Management
Museum Management and Curatorship
Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of the South African Living Heritage.


South African citizenship
Academic potential/satisfactory academic performance (submit academic progress report if already at an institution) Field of study (Heritage related)
Financially needy
Admission letter or proof of registration at an accredited institution of higher learning
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Value of the Bursary:

Study fees (including registration and tuition)
Accommodation and meals
The bursary is renewable if the student meets the requirements for the following year
Funds are payable directly to the institution of higher learning.

Required Documents:
The following documents must accompany the application:

Certified copy of Birth Certificate or ID document
Certified copy of the salary statement and/or proof of income and an affidavit of your parents/guardians (if not working)
Certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results / Grade 12 Final Matric results
If already at a university
Latest results / academic record
Proof of admission or provisional admission at an institution of higher learning.

Application forms can be obtained from the offices of the Department of Arts and Culture, 5th Floor, 481 Kingsley Centre, Corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria or online at:

Completed application forms together with certified copies of the necessary documents should be sent to:
The Heritage Bursaries,
Department of Arts and Culture,
Private Bag X897,
0001 or hand-delivered at: Heritage Bursaries,
481 Kingsley Centre, 5th Floor,
Corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Streets,

Enquiries regarding bursary applications should be sent via email to:

Applications open from 1 August 2014.

The closing date for submission of applications is 29 August 2014 at 16h30.

No late applications will be considered

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