Call for applications: SAMRO Foundation music bursaries

If you are studying towards a music diploma or degree this year but are short of funds to continue your studies, don’t worry: the SAMRO Foundation is inviting applications for bursaries for music studies. The deadline for applications of 31 March 2016.

Apply now for the SAMRO Foundation music bursary. Photo: SAMRO Foundation / Facebook
Apply now for the SAMRO Foundation music bursary. Photo: SAMRO Foundation / Facebook

Every year, the SAMRO Foundation grants a number of music study bursaries to deserving candidates studying towards degrees and diplomas at universities across South Africa. Each bursary is worth R10 000 (US$620).

The SAMRO Foundation accepts applications from citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland, who are full-time students registered at a South African university, studying for a degree or diploma majoring in music.

Unfortunately the SAMRO Foundation is not in a position to award bursaries to students from private higher education institutions, university students in their first year of study or students in foundation or bridging programmes.

How to apply

To apply, compete the online application form.

Before applicants start to fill in the form, they should compile the following digital documents that will need to be uploaded before submitting the application:

  • Copy of ID document
  • Proof of 2016 registration
  • 2015 examination results or most recent academic record (university transcript)
  • Two letters of reference (not older than three months)
  • A five- to eight-page synopsis of your thesis or dissertation (for Masters and Doctoral applicants).

Please only submit what has been requested. Additional material will be discarded. Applications will not be considered if any section of the form is incomplete, supporting documents are missing, more than one proposal is submitted per student, or if the application is submitted after the deadline of 31 March 2016. All communications including reference letters must be provided in English

The decisions of the independent adjudication panel will be final, subject only to confirmation by SAMRO Foundation’s Board. Awarded bursaries will be communicated to the relevant Heads of Department and paid directly to the relevant universities for the relevant year. Bursaries are restricted to the degrees/diplomas stated in the applications and may not be transferred to other degrees/diplomas. Bursary awards are for payment of tuition fees only and may only be used in the academic year in which they are awarded

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