Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
DSAC Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – DSAC & NWU
The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture’s (DSAC), is one of the South African government departments, whose main objective is to ensure that a better life is built for all South Africans. The DSAC achieves this by following its mission to change the delivery of sports, arts and culture. DSAC plans to enable this change by ensuring that there is equitable access to this sector, development, as well as a level of excellence in every aspect of participation. Through this, DSAC also believes that it can harness socio-economic contributions and thus make a better life for all who live in the country through the means of Sports, Arts, and Culture.
North-West University is an integrated, unitary, and multi-campus university within the North West province. North-West University is made up of three campuses (Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark) and promotes redress, equity, as well as a globally recognised level of teaching and research. North-West University is linked closely with the province’s communities; this is seen in the University’s activities, research, and teaching-learning. Students from the University are able to study in an environment that allows them to have many choices and flexibility regarding their studies; North-West University believes that owing to this, students are then able to reach their fullest potential and have a head start in their career establishment. North-West University, along with its collaboration with other institutions and universities has also become part of the global higher education community; this allows the University to partake in student and staff exchange opportunities, as well as cultural, academic, and sports affairs.
ABOUT THE DSAC BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The DSAC bursary will cover BA, BA Hons or MA programme studies, with the following subject areas for consideration:
- Language Practice
- Language Technology
- South African Sign Language
The aim of this bursary is to aid candidates financially, allowing them to reach their academic goals pertaining to language studies and further develop their skills. Candidates who have subjects related to language are strongly encouraged to apply and the programme is open to full-time undergraduate students, as well as full-time and part-time Masters and Honours students.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a registered student at North-West University (at any of the campuses)
- You must be studying a branch of language studies, within one of the areas for considerations listed above
- You must be registered for a Bachelors, Bachelor of Honours, or Masters programme
- You must have minimum results of 60% in 1 of the above language subject areas
- You must be participating in a minimum of 2 linguistic-based modules if you are an Honours student
- You must be studying towards a topic that is linguistic-based if you are a Postgraduate student
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
Applications must be done online at Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Bursary (DSAC) Application
Alternatively, students can contact the Academic Administration to request an electronic copy of the form:
Potchefstroom Campus (Email: PC-Undergrad-Records@nwu.ac.za or Tel: 018 299 4201)
Mahikeng Campus (Email: MC-Examination@nwu.ac.za or Tel: 018 389 2268 / 018 389 2269)
Vanderbijlpark Campus (Email: VC-Undergrad-Records@nwu.ac.za or Tel: 016 910 3117 / 016 910 3344)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document or ID card (certified and not older than 3 months)
- Full tertiary academic record (on letterhead)
- Proof of registration at NWU for the 2021 academic year (on letterhead)
- The progress report that has been signed by a supervisor (applicable for Masters students only)
NOTES ABOUT THE DSAC BURSARY
- Applicants will only be required to submit their academic reports once their first reports are finalised.
- Do NOT submit your Matric certificate.
- All tertiary academic records will be required once the university’s system has finalised the candidate’s first semester marks- candidates will be personally contacted to submit this document.
- Progress reports will be sent to students for completion by their supervisor.
- Please ensure that the quality of your Identity Documentation is clear and that both the front and back of your Identity Card is shown.
- ID documents must be saved as a pdf document only.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE DSAC BURSARY
31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact North-West University directly:
Contact Person: Maryka van Zyl