Bursaries

Bursaries for Heritage Related Studies: 2015
The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage courses. The bursary will finance both undergraduates and post graduates in the following fields:

Fields of study
• Archaeology (marine, etc.)
• Archives and records management
• Conservation of the built environment
• Restorative and preventive conservation
• Collections (cultural & natural) management
• Heritage resources management
• Museum management and curatorship
• Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of S.A. Living Heritage

Eligibility
• South African citizenship
• Academic potential / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution)
• Field of study (heritage related)
• Financially needy
• Admission letter or proof of registration at an accredited institution of higher learning
• NB: people with disability are encouraged to apply

Value of the Bursary
• Study fees (incl. registration & tuition)
• Accommodation & meals
• The bursary is renewable if the student meets the requirements for the following year
• NB: Funds are payable directly to the institution of higher learning

Required documents:
The following documents must accompany the application:
• Certified copy of birth certificate or ID document
• Certified copy of the salary statement and/or proof of income and affidavit of your parents/guardians(if not working)
• Certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results / Grade 12 / Matric results
• If already at university – latest results / academic record
• Proof of admission or provisional admission at an institution of higher learning

Please note that the application forms will only be available from 1 August 2014
Application forms can be obtained from the offices of the Department of Arts and Culture, 5TH Floor, 481 Kingsley Centre, Cnr. Stanza Bopape & Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria or online at www.dac.gov.za
Completed application forms together with certified copies of necessary documents should be sent to the:

Heritage Bursaries
Department of Arts and Culture
Private Bag X897
PRETORIA
0001

Or

Applications can also be hand delivered to:
Heritage Bursaries
481 Kingsley Centre 5th Floor
Cnr. Stanza Bopape & Steve Biko Street
ARCADIA
PRETORIA

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be directed by email to bursary2015@dac.gov.za

The closing date for submission of applications is 29 August 2014 at 16h30.

No late applications will be considered

Bursaries for Language Practice Studies
The mandate of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is to manage and facilitate
training programmes to implement the NLPF in compliance with the legislative mandate.
Access to bursary scheme
DAC advertises the bursary scheme in national newspapers and invites institutions to
apply. Interested ones are requested to submit their academic profiles and business plans outliningtheir language study programmes and overall costs.
. The study programmes must be incompliance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) requirements. On
receiving applications, a selection committee screens the study programmes and verifies
their SAQA accreditation. Based on the suitability of the programmes and their set standardsin a given cycle,recommendations for selection are made.

Selected institutions administer the bursaries themselves which includes student admissions and bursaryawards.

Standard training requirements in language practice
• Translation and Editing
• Interpreting
• Lexicography
• Terminology Development and Management
• Language Planning
• Human Language Technologies
• Document design and Editing
• Linguistic Theory (compulsory)

Funding
DAC avails funding to selected institutions at the beginning of each academic year in a
given cycle. Students are therefore expected to apply directly to selected institutions.
For further information, please contact: National Language Service Tel: (012) 441 3252;
Fax: (012) 441 3868 or e-mail: joyce.sukumane@dac.gov.za

Heritage bursaries closed on 21 June 2013