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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture has called on students who are eager to pursue a career in the arts and culture related areas to apply for a bursary.
With protests raging against university fees countrywide, it is of even greater importance that the youth are afforded as many opportunities as possible to advance their education, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Arts and Culture, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, said.
She said the department hopes that, through the awarding of these bursaries, it is able to assist those eager to realise their potential as artists and make a difference in the country.
The provincial department is offering bursaries in Jewellery design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Languages, Performing and Non Performing Arts, Anthropology, Restoration and Conservation, and Archival Studies.
Youth with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The bursaries will cover full-time studies only at public higher education institutions, and covers tuition fees, meals or stipends, accommodation, and prescribed textbooks where necessary, the provincial department said. Students are responsible for their own admission to a tertiary institution and accommodation within a universitys residence.
Preference will be given those who pursue studies at institutions within KwaZulu-Natal.
Bursaries will be awarded to those who choose to study at public higher education institutions, unless their chosen course is only offered at private institutions, the provincial department said.
Your completed Application Form must be accompanied with the following documentation:
1) An originally certified copy of an official statement of results as well as official proof of bachelor’s certificate (matriculation exemption) if it is a requirement for the course of study you intend following.
2) An originally certified copy of your official study record showing marks, symbols, percentages obtained in all examinations written (including the matriculation examination).
3) An originally certified copy of your identity document.
4) Copy of the admission requirements from the academic institution for the intended course of study if you have not already been accepted.
5) Copy of the curriculum (indicating the number of years of study, number of modules/subjects to be taken) from the academic institution for the intended course of study.
6) Printout from the academic institution of the tuition fees that will be required (required only on the progressing students).
7) Income and expenditure statement of parent/legal guardian. (Proof of income must be provided) or a letter from the Department of Labour or an affidavit from parent/s stating that they are unemployed.
8) Originally certified death certificate/s of parent/s.
9) Letter of motivation (explain why you believe you are deserving of a bursary outlining your circumstances).