Apply now for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Language Bursary

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture is now accepting applications for the 2022 language bursary. The DSAC seeks to provide financial aid to language study students in order to assist in the development of critically important language skills within the South African environment. You are urged to apply for this bursary if you believe your studies are relevant to this area of study. All full-time undergraduates, and full-time and part-time MA and Honours students studying languages at North-West University are eligible to apply for the bursaries.


  • You have to be registered for a BA, BA Hons or MA programme at NWU in 2022
  • Relevant subject areas for consideration are Language Practice, Setswana, Sesotho, Afrikaans, English, South African Sign Language and Language Technology
  • You have to achieve 60% in one of the relevant language subject areas
  • Honours students should take at least two linguistic-based modules
  • Postgraduate students’ topics should be linguistics-based
Required documents

The following supporting documentation is needed in order to completely process your application.
A certified copy of your ID (not older than three months)
A copy of your NWU 2022 proof of registration
Complete tertiary academic record
Progress report signed by the supervisor (this applies to MA students only)
*DO NOT submit your matric certificate
For your online application, you will only need to upload these two supporting documents:
A certified copy of your ID (not older than three months)
A copy of your NWU 2022 proof of registration
The tertiary academic record will be requested from applicants once all first semester marks have been finalised on the university’s system. You will be contacted personally to submit this document.  You do not have to upload it upon completing your application.
The progress report for postgraduate students will be sent to MA applicants for completion by their supervisor.
ID copy requirements
The quality of your ID copy should be distinct and clear
The front and back of the Smart card ID should appear on the copy
Have your certified copy professionally scanned and save as a PDF on your device; no jpegs or any other image formats will be accepted
2022 proof of registration
Your 2022 proof of registration can be downloaded from the NWU website. You can follow the steps below on this page to download your own registration document. Alternatively, you may contact academic administration and request an electronic copy from them.
Upload the downloaded electronic copy to your application. DO NOT create a new image of this file and upload an image of the document.
Academic administration contact information
Potchefstroom Campus:
Telephone: 018 299 4201
Mahikeng Campus:
Telephone: 018 389 2268 / 018 389 2269
Vanderbijlpark Campus:
Telephone: 016 910 3117/ 016 910 3344

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