Dept of Sport, Arts and Culture: Heritage Studies Bursaries 2024

Dept of Sport, Arts and Culture: Heritage Studies Bursaries 2024

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Cultureinvites eligible South African students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2024.

Bursary application closing date is 28 February 2023

Heritage Studies Bursary Programme 2024 by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC)

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture is offering a bursary programme for studies in heritage-related fields.

About the Bursary:

  • Aim: To support students pursuing studies in heritage-related programmes accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.
  • Department Overview: Responsible for developing and implementing national policies and programmes regarding sport and recreation in South Africa.

Vision and Mission:

  • Vision: An active, creative, winning, and socially cohesive nation.
  • Mission: Providing an enabling environment for the sport, arts, and culture sector to foster a cohesive nation.


The department values:

  • Putting people first (Batho Pele).
  • Equality and equal access to services and opportunities.
  • Innovation, responsiveness, integrity, professionalism, and accountability in service delivery.

Bursary Coverage:

  • Maximum Value: R110,000 per student.
  • Covers study fees, prescribed books, and electronic devices (up to R10,000).
  • Additional coverage for accommodation, meals, and transportation (where applicable).
  • Funds payable directly to the higher institution of learning.

Fields of Study Covered:

Various heritage-related fields including Anthropology, Archaeology, Archives, Conservation, Museum Studies, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, History, Digital Heritage, and Fine Arts.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • South African citizenship.
  • Provisional acceptance/admission letter from the institution.
  • Age not older than 40 years.
  • Satisfactory academic performance.
  • Studying in a heritage-related field.
  • Not employed full-time with a salary exceeding R350,000.
  • Consideration for bursary if tuition fees exceed DSAC’s threshold.

How to apply

Before applying, ensure:

  • Provisional admission for 2024 academic year.
  • Qualification aligns with highlighted fields of study.
  • Scan all required documents for online application.

For enquiries and application submissions, contact Ms Reinette Stander at or Mr Maano Muhadi at The closing date for applications is 28 February 2024.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply through the provided link.

Prospective applicants meeting the criteria and interested in heritage studies should prepare their documents and apply using the provided link before the closing date.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.