SAMRO Bursary South Africa 2022

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SAMRO Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023


The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) was founded in 1961 with the aim of protecting the intellectual property of musicians. They are an independently registered not-for-profit company that represents over 12 000 musicians in Southern Africa. They also manage the music education programmes and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) of the SAMRO Group.

The SAMRO Foundation is involved in sponsorship and outreach programmes within the Arts field. They offer some of the biggest bursary and scholarship awards for music students in the country, with over R1-million awarded to music students in bursaries within 2017.

In the last 50 years, they have invested in excess of R100-million in the form of scholarships, bursaries and commissions, in order to support the cultural landscape, music heritage and various industry enrichment projects of our country.


Bursaries will be awarded to students currently studying towards a diploma or degree qualification (from their second year of study), majoring in Music.

Bursaries will be awarded to the value of R12 000 per applicant, for the payment of tuition fees only.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen/ Swaziland citizen/ Botswana citizen/ Lesotho citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Registered and studying at a recognised South African University
  • Studying full time (in second/ third/ fourth year/ honours/ masters degree) towards a Diploma or Degree majoring in music

Unfortunately, the following students are NOT eligible for the application of this bursary:

  • First-year University students
  • Doctoral students
  • Bridging programme/ Foundation programme students
  • Those studying at private tertiary institutes (Academy for Sound Engineering/ AFDA/ COPA/ City Varsity etc)
  • Those specialising in the study of Music Therapy or Musical Theatre


Applications must be done online at:
(Select the “Application Form” tab on the left side of the screen.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation by uploading them to your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Proof of University registration for 2018 (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Most recent tertiary exam results/ academic record/ transcript (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Two reference letters from your current university lecturers (please ensure that your references read the Reference Letter Guidelines)
  • Masters students must add: synopsis of their thesis (max 5 to 8 pages) and a reference letter from their supervisor

*NOTE: all communications and reference letters should be in English.


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAMRO directly:
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)
Tel: 011 712 8417 / 011 712 8444
Email: [email protected]

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