South African Reserve Bank Bursary

South African Reserve Bank Bursary is for a final year Fine Art student, to the value of R50 000. The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank) has an extensive art collection that includes works in many different media produced from the early twentieth century to the present day. As part of its commitment to supporting and growing a new generation of South African artists, the Bank offers an annual art scholarship to a final year Fine Art student at a university or university of technology in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

South African Reserve Bank Bursaries Details of scholarship:

The art scholarship is open to students who will be entering the final year of an undergraduate Fine Art degree
The scholarship is open to students registered at a university or university of technology in the Gauteng Province.
The value of the art scholarship is R50 000.
As part of the art scholarship, the student will participate in a mentorship programme and will be expected to donate one artwork from his or her graduate show to the Bank.

South African Reserve Bank Bursaries Documentation to be submitted

Application form
Photographic reproductions of 3 to 5 artworks
Artist statement (maximum 300 words about yourself, your art, why you think you should receive this scholarship and your need for financial support)
Full academic transcript to mid-2015
A certified copy of your South African identity document (all applicants must be South African citizens).
How to submit your application:

How to Apply

Bursary Application forms Available Here

Reserve Bank Profile

The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of the of South Africa with its primary purpose being to achieve and maintain price stability in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in South Africa. Together with other institutions, it also plays a pivotal role in ensuring financial stability.

Bank’s Educational Investment Profile

Bursaries – the bank does give bursaries in the form of scholarships to the value of R50 000. The scholarships covers the cost incurred during the courses you are taking at a tertiary institution.Student loans – there are no records of student loans being awarded by the banking. Student are advised to look for student loans in other banking institutions where they bank.

Banks like Fnb bank, Standard bank, Absa bank and other do offer student loans for various fields of study.Learnerships – there are learnerships offered by the reserve bank aimed at contributing towards education and skills development of South Africa.

Learnerships will expose students to areas of operations like banking, finance, project management, accounting and other areas in line with banking environment.Accommodation – most scholarships and bursaries provide for accommodation and this is normally taken at residences provided by institutions of higher learning. In cases where there are not enough residences, student will take up flat rentals or self-catering accommodation near the institution where they are enrolled on courses.