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1 November 2022
Apply now: Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture Language Bursary
The call for applications for the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC) Language Bursary is now open. 

PURPOSE

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC) offers a Language Bursary to students studying at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

The aim of the bursary is to promote study in the following language and language-related areas:
  • African Socio-Linguistics
  • Applied and Theoretical Linguistics
  • Applied Literary Studies
  • Copy Editing
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Interpreting
  • Language Component/Theories
  • Language Education
  • Language in Education
  • Language Planning
  • Lexicography
  • South African Sign Language
  • South African Official Language(s)
  • Terminology Development and Management
  • Translation and Editing

WHO CAN APPLY?

The bursary is offered to undergraduate students (at third and/or final year) and postgraduate students (at Honours and Masters level).

Please click on the links to read about the specific requirements for each.

Requirements

Undergraduate students have to be in their final year of study in 2023 and have to be taking at least two language and/or language-related modules.

They have to get an average of 65%, at least, for their language and/or language-related modules, based on their 2022 results.

Amount

For undergraduate students, the bursary amount is R15 000.

Application

To apply, please CLICK HERE

For queries, contact artsbursaries@uwc.ac.za

Requirements

Postgraduate bursaries are available to Honours and Masters students.

Honours students must have a good academic record in their discipline, and their research topic must cover one of the research areas specified below.

Masters students must have a good academic record in their discipline, and be in the first year of their degree. Their thesis must cover one of the research areas specified below.

Research Areas

  • African Socio-Linguistics
  • Applied and Theoretical Linguistics
  • Applied Literary Studies
  • Copy Editing
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Interpreting
  • Language component/theories
  • Language Education
  • Language in Education
  • Language Planning
  • Lexicography
  • South African Official Language(s)
  • South African Sign Language
  • Terminology development and Management
  • Translation and Editing

Amounts

  • R20 000 is available to Honours students
  • R30 000 is available to Masters students

Application

To apply, please CLICK HERE

For queries, contact artsbursaries@uwc.ac.za

Please note: the bursary is only available to South African citizens.

The bursary is not available to dependents of UWC staff (such as children or spouses).

WHAT DOES THE BURSARY COVER?

For undergraduate students, the bursary covers a portion of tuition fees for language and language-related modules, as well as prescribed books.

For postgraduate students, the bursary covers a portion of registration fees, tuition fees, and prescribed books.

The bursary does not cover accommodation, travel, food, study materials (such as laptops), and so on...

Please note: should you be successful, the bursary will be paid into your student account and not into your personal bank account.

APPLY HERE

For queries, contact artsbursaries@uwc.ac.za