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Welcome to the Arts and Humanities Bursary Information Hub!

Here you will find information about bursaries managed by the Arts and Humanities Faculty, as well as links to apply for each one. Please pay close attention to the submission dates.

Should you have any queries, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions answered within each bursary's section.

DSAC and DVC Applications due - 30 January 2023

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The aim of the DVC: Research and Innovation Postgraduate Bursary is to promote postgraduate study, specifically at Honours and Master's level, in the Arts and Humanities Faculty at UWC.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"Can I apply for the DVC Bursary?"
Yes, if you are doing an Honours or MA degree in any of the Departments in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. If you are in a different Faculty, then you will have to inquire with that Faculty, for example, Psychology is situated in the CHS Faculty and Industrial Psychology in the EMS Faculty.

No, you cannot apply
  • if you are a dependent of a UWC staff member (e.g. a child or spouse), and/or
  • if you have already received funding for 2023 equal to or higher than the amount offered by DVC.
"What does the question about my current (provisional) research title and short description of my proposed research mean?"
In Honours, you are required to write an independent research essay on a topic you wish to address within your field of study. You should therefore briefly outline what you intend to do your research on and provide a title for the research (if you have one). If you do not have a topic or a title yet, then you can indicate that you do not have those yet. If you have a broad idea about what topic you'd like to research, then you can indicate that (e.g. Broadly, I am interested in the field of ...).

For Masters students, you are required to do research on a specific, chosen topic. You need to indicate what that topic is.

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 language and language-related areas. The bursary is available to final-year undergraduate students, as well as Honours and Master of Arts (MA) students.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"My modules do not correspond with the topics listed "
Those are the listed topics, but your modules might be different. For example, if you are doing English, then you could select South African Language(s) and/or Applied Literary Studies. There might not be an exact correlation between the topics listed and the modules you are taking (for example, there might not be a module called Human Language Development, but it might be something that you cover in Linguistics, or Language Education modules, etc.).

"What does the question about my current (provisional) research title and short description of my proposed research mean?"
In Honours, you are required to write an independent research essay on a topic you wish to address within your field of study. You should therefore briefly outline what you intend to do your research on and provide a title for the research (if you have one). If you do not have a topic or a title yet, then you can indicate that you do not have those yet. If you have a broad idea about what topic you'd like to research, then you can indicate that (e.g. Broadly, I am interested in the field of ...).

For Masters students, you are required to do research on a specific, chosen topic. You need to indicate what that topic is.

Kindly note: If you are applying for the DSAC language bursary and you are not from a language or language-related discipline, then you will have to show how your research topic aligns with the required topics (see the DSAC website).

"Can I apply for the DSAC Bursary?"
Yes, you can apply for the DSAC bursary if you are a South African citizen, and
  • if you are in your third/final undergraduate year and you are doing two modules (e.g. English 311 and English 321) in a language or language-related field. The modules don't have to be in different disciplines, or
  • if you are an Honours student doing an Honours degree in a language or language-related field (e.g. Linguistics, Language Education, English, Afrikaans, African Language Studies), or
  • if you are a first-year Masters student whose degree is in a language or language-related field (e.g. Linguistics, Language Education, English, Afrikaans, African Language Studies).
No, you cannot apply
  • if you are a dependent of a UWC staff member (e.g. a child or spouse), and/or
  • if you have already received funding for 2023 equal to or higher than the amount offered by DSAC.
"I'm an Honours student in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. Can I apply for both the DVC and DSAC bursaries?"
Yes, you can. However, you can only receive/accept one.

Students in the Education Faculty should inquire with their faculty about their DVC bursary.

"I'm doing my PGCE this year. Can I apply?"
If your PGCE has language or language-related modules and/or is in a language or language-related field that covers at least one of the topics listed, then you can apply.

"Is there a book stipend?"
No, there isn't. The bursary amount will be paid into your student account. If any part of the funding is credited to you, you will have to use it for purchasing prescribed books (and proof thereof may have to be provided to the funders).

"I'm studying Foreign Languages. Can I apply?"
Unfortunately, no. The Language Bursary only covers official South African languages.

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GENERAL QUERIES

"I don't have my latest transcript"
Please use the academic transcripts that you currently have and email us the latest version as soon as it becomes available.

"I haven't registered, so I don't know my module codes yet"
You can either consult the Arts and Humanities Calendar or you can just say 'third year Linguistics' or 'Honours Afrikaans'.

"When will I know the outcome of my application?"
We will let successful applicants know as soon as possible.

"When does payment happen?"
Depending on the bursary, payment usually takes place any time from June onward. Please note that payments are made into your student account and not your personal bank account.

Contact us: artsbursaries@uwc.ac.za