DSAC Bursaries 2024 Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Invites Applications for bursaries

DSAC Bursaries

DSAC Bursaries 2024: Investing in Talent and Creativity

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Announces Its Bursary Program for 2024, Aimed at Supporting Aspiring Athletes, Artists, and Cultural Practitioners.

Empowering Talent:
The DSAC Bursaries Provide Financial Support to Talented Individuals, Removing Barriers to Pursuing Their Passions and Realizing Their Potential in Sport, Arts, and Culture.

Inclusivity and Diversity:
These Bursaries Prioritize Inclusivity, Reaching Individuals From Diverse Backgrounds to Foster a Representative Cultural Landscape That Celebrates South Africa’s Richness.

Fostering Excellence:
Recipients Receive Resources for Training, Equipment, Education, and Mentorship, Nurturing Excellence and Contributing to the Vibrant Cultural and Sporting Scene.

Promoting National Identity:
Investing in Talent Not Only Supports Individual Growth but Also Showcases South Africa’s Cultural Heritage, Fostering National Pride and Unity.

DSAC Bursaries for Heritage Related Studies: 2024

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries from institutions accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage related programmes.


  • South African citizenship;
  • Letter of provisional acceptance / letter of admission from the institution;
  • Not older than forty (40) years;
  • Outstanding / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution) or (Grade 12 if you are a 1st year student);
  • Field of study (heritage related)
  • Not employed full time by government, state agencies or private sector with a salary of more than R350 000.
  • Students who are beneficiaries of other bursaries or donors for the 2024 academic year will only be considered if tuition fee at the said university or institution exceeds the DSAC’s threshold by at least 10% upwards.

Fields of study

  • Anthropology (exclusively with a focus on forensic / medical anthropology)
  • Archaeology (exclusively with a focus on marine and underwater cultural heritage, and forensic)
  • Archives and Records management
  • Conservation of the built environment including preventive conservation (this includes only a field of study and not a course/subject of study)
  • Collections (cultural & natural) management (excluding Nature Conservation)
  • Palaeontology
  • Museum Studies or Management and Curatorship
  • IKS or Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and S.A. Living Heritage
  • History
  • Digital heritage
  • Fine Arts


  • The maximum value of the bursary is R110 000 per student.
  • Study fees:  The total amount of study fees will be covered.
  • Books:  The total amount of prescribed books will be covered.
  • Electronic devices not costing more than R10 000.  This will be paid according to receipt/invoices of three quotations.
  • Accommodation: R 50 000 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
  • Meals:  R 18 500 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
  • Transportation:  R10 000 maximum amount (NB where applicable)
  • NB: Funds are payable directly to the higher institution of learning

Before you apply for the Heritage Bursary, please reflect on the following questions:

  1. Have you provisionally/been admitted to study in the 2024 academic year?
  2. Does your qualification fall within the fields of study highlighted above?

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Heritage Bursary using this linkhttps://DSACevents.DSAC.gov.za/ZA_burs2023/index.php  All prospective students who wishes to apply for the Heritage Bursary are advised to scan all the documents required so that they can upload them at the time of applying.

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be directed to Ms Reinette Stander at telephone: 083 469 2931 or by email to reinettes@DSAC.gov.za; or to Mr Maano Muhadi at telephone: (012) 441-3622 or by e-mail to maanom@DSAC.gov.za

Closing date for applications is 28 February 2024.

Check Bursary on Official Website Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC)

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The DSAC Bursaries for 2024 Signify a Commitment to Investing in Talent, Diversity, and National Identity, Shaping a Dynamic Cultural Landscape for the Future.

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