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8 February 2021
DAC Bursaries for Heritage-related studies: 2021


The Department of Sport, 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

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
  • History
  • Information Science (specialise in records management)
  • Museum management and curatorship
  • Art History and Fine Arts
  • Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and S.A. Living Heritage


  • 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, by no later than 30 March 2021 to Ms Reinette Stander, Deputy Director: International Conventions and Legislation, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, e-mail:; or to Mr Maano Muhadi, Deputy Director:  Heritage Policy, Research and Development, Department of Sport, 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 telephone: (012) 441-3711 or by email to; or to Mr Maano Muhadi at telephone: (012) 441-3622 or by e-mail to