R11,000 SAMRO Bursary in South Africa 2022| UPDATED

If you are a South African Student that has an interest in music, apply for R11,000 worth of SAMRO Bursary.


The South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) started in 1961 with the intent of protecting the intellectual property of musicians.

They’re an independently registered not-for-profit company that represents over 12000 musicians in Southern Africa. They also manage the music education program and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) of the SAMRO Group.

The SAMRO Foundation is involved in sponsorship and outreach programs 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, so as to encourage the ethnic landscape, music heritage, and assorted industry enrichment projects of the nation.

Level/Field of Study:

Samro Bursaries are open to students currently studying towards a diploma or degree qualifications (from their second year of study ), majoring in Music.

Host Nationality:

This Scholarship will take place in SOUTH AFRICA.

Eligible Nationality:

The Samro Bursary is open to all South African students to study in any of the country’s universities.

Scholarship Benefits:

Bursaries will be awarded on the Value of R11 000 for each applicant, for the payment of tuition fees only.

 Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should meet the following minimum entrance standards before applying (please note that failure to meet each of the requirements will result in an application not being considered):

  • South African citizen/ Swaziland citizen/ Botswana citizen/ Lesotho citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Registered and studying at a recognized South African University
  • Studying full time (in second/ third/ fourth year/honors/ 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 program/ Foundation program students
  • Those studying at private tertiary institutes (Academy for Sound Engineering/ AFDA/ COPA/ City Varsity etc)
  • Those specializing in the study of Music Therapy or Musical Theatre

How to Apply

Applications of Samro Bursary must be done online at:
(Select the “Application Form” tab on the left side of the screen. )
Submit clear copies of these supporting documentation by uploading them to your online application (the submission of these documents is mandatory — if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Proof of University registration for 2022 (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 your thesis (max 5 to 8 pages) and a reference letter from your supervisor

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

Application Deadline

30 March Yearly.

(Applications submitted following this date won’t be accepted — please apply prior to the deadline to make sure your application is considered.)

For any queries related to this bursary program, 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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