Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Language Bursary

Closing Date:

Bursary Details

Applications for the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture's language bursary are open. 

The DSAC aims to fund students pursuing language studies in order to help develop needed language skills in South Africa.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, therefore, is offering bursaries for students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in any three (3) of the following areas of study:

Any of the 11 South African official languages with emphasis on nine previously disadvantaged indigenous languages

  • Human Language Technology
  • Interpreting
  • Language Planning
  • Lexicography
  • South African Sign Language
  • Terminology Development and Management
  • Translation and Editing

Candidate Requirements

Call for applications from South African Universities for a Bursary in Language Studies for 2021/22 – 2023/24 Financial Years

Applicants must: 

  • South African citizens with a valid ID number residing in the Republic of South Africa and who qualify for admission to a University.
  • Applicants will be considered on their latest academic results/record.
  • If you are already studying towards a degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed with an average of 60%.
  • Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.


Bursary Enquiries

 For further information, please contact Dr Zola Peter, Tel: (012) 441-3814, Cell: 072 530 3418 or email:

How to Apply

Click Here To DSAC Website

Closing Date for Applications
New applications are not yet open until further notice.

Field of Study: Literature Language and Media


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