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Samro Music music bursary South Africa 2017-2018
March 14, 2017 Bursaries


The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) was founded in 1961 with the aim of protecting the intellectual property of musicians. Today SAMRO represents over 12 000 musicians in Southern Africa.


Bursaries will be awarded to students currently studying towards a diploma or degree qualification, majoring in Music.

Bursaries will be awarded to the value of R10 000 per applicant, for the payment of tuition fees.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South Africa/ Swaziland/ Botswana/ Lesotho citizen,
  • Studying at a recognised South African University,
  • Studying full-time (in second/ third/ fourth year/ honours/ doctoral/ masters degree) towards a diploma or degree majoring in music.

How to apply

The closing date for submission of online applications is 31 March 2017.
Click here to download the application form
Before applicants start to fill in the form they should source following digital documents that will need to be uploaded before submitting the application:
  • Copy of ID Document
  • Proof of 2017 registration
  • 2017 Examination results or most recent academic record (university transcript)
  • 2 Letters of reference (not older than 3 months)
  • For Masters and Doctoral applicants – a 5 to 8 page synopsis of your thesis or dissertation.
  • They request that all communications including reference letters be provided in English.
  • Please only submit what has been requested. Additional material will be discarded.

Disqualification criteria: 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
  • The application is submitted after the deadline of 31 March 2017

Terms and conditions:

  • 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
  • Bursaries may only be used in the academic year in which they are awarded

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