National Arts Council Of South Africa Bursary 2021

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Bursary Details

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) was established in 1997 with the aim of promoting the free expression of cultures in South Africa, through arts.

The NAC is currently offering 2 types of bursaries:

1) Block Institutional bursaries – These are for Undergraduate studies These bursaries must be applied for by Institutional heads of department, for their undergraduate students. Students may not directly apply for these.

2) Individual bursaries – These are for Postgraduate studies. Students must apply directly to the NAC.

The bursaries will be awarded to students within the following fields of the Art faculty:

  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Multi-Discipline
  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Literature

Candidate Requirements

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study
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Bursary Enquiries

For any queries, please contact the NAC directly:

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC)

Tel: 011 838 1383

Email: funding@nac.org.za / info@nac.org.za

How to Apply

You will need to register an account and apply online at https://nac.praxisgms.co.za 

If you are applying for the Institutional bursary,you will need to submit the following documents:

  • ID document (certified copy, no older than 3 months old)
  • Course outline
  • Fee structure
  • Annual academic report
  • Students banking details
  • Current student intake results
  • Student selection criteria
  • Tax clearance certificate
  • Audited financial statement

If you are applying for the Individual Postgraduate bursary, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • ID document (certified copy, no older than 3 months old)
  • Academic transcript or academic record
  • Proof of acceptance by tertiary institution
  • Course outline
  • Fee structure
  • Tertiary institutions banking details
  • Students banking details
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 reference letters
  • Students proof of income (payslips/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (payslips/ affidavit if unemployed)
Field of Study: School of Arts


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NSFAS Articles

Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.

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When submitting your NSFAS application, you are required to attach certain documents to it in order for your application to be processed. Here is how you can submit your documents.

As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.