The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries from universities for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage related programmes.


  • South African citizenship
  • Outstanding / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution)
  • Field of study (heritage related)
  • Financially needy
  • Admission letter or proof of registration at an institution of higher learning

Fields of study

  • Anthropology (including forensic anthropology)
  • Archaeology (marine, forensic, etc.)
  • Archives and records management
  • Conservation of the built environment
  • Conservation and preventive conservation
  • Collections (cultural & natural) management
  • Heritage resources management
  • Information Science(specialise in records management)
  • Museum management and curatorship
  • Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of S.A. Living Heritage
  • Sports heritage

Value of the bursary

  • Study fees: The total amount of study fees will be covered.
  • Books:  The total amount of prescribed books will be covered.
  • Accommodation: R 50 000 maximum amount  (NB where applicable)
  • Meals :R 18 500 maximum amount( NB where applicable)
  • NB: Funds are payable directly to the higher institution of learning

Interested institutions are requested to submit their proposals, outlining the courses they offer, by no later than 15 February 2020 to Ms Reinette Stander, Deputy Director: International Conventions and Legislation, Department of Arts and Culture, e-mail:

NB:  Institutions should please note that their programmes will be verified for South African Qualifications Authority compliance requirements.

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be directed to Ms Reinette Stander at: Tel: 083 469 2931 or by email to

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 14:45

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