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Robben Island Museum Bursaries 2020


Closing Date: 

February, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Robben Island (RI) is described as the “University of Life” for it is here where strategies for a future society based on tolerance; respect and non-racialism were
nurtured and implemented by political prisoners.

The emphasis on education, debate and lifelong learning is testimony to the fight for justice.

Applications for RIM bursaries are now open to South African graduates and under graduates.

The bursary is open to South African graduates who have applied independently to a South African University for the 2020 academic year.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • The bursary is open to successful applicants who are registered to study accredited courses related to Museums and Heritage studies, Social Science, History or Oral History and Heritage.
  • The bursary is limited to R33,000, per successful applicant, to partially cover tuition fees and if necessary books and academic resources.
  • Successful applicants will be required to do an Internship and Research programme at RIM Public Heritage Education Department (RIM PHED).
  • Successful applicants will be required to participate and offer assistance in various RIM programmes.

Application Form: 

How to Apply: 

To apply you need to complete and submit the following (compulsory) documentation:

  • Write a motivation letter, stating why you should be considered for the Robben Island Museum Bursary.
  • Your curriculum vitae (Which must include all your contact details, as well as the names and contact details of your referees).
  • Please attach certified copies of tertiary level qualifications and submit certified copies of transcripts of results.
  • Proof of registration, in one of the courses mentioned in 2 under the conditions of the bursary, at a university for the 2020 academic year. Please submit documentation to: Ms Vanessa Mitchell Public Heritage Education Department Robben Island Museum




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