Robben Island Museum (RIM) is a public entity responsible for managing, maintaining, presenting, developing and marketing Robben Island as a national estate and World Heritage Site. It was established by the Department of Arts and Culture in 1997.
Former Political Prisoners described Robben Island (RI) as the “University of Life”
for it is there where strategies for a future society based on tolerance; respect and
non-racialism were nurtured and implemented. Emphasis was on education
(academic and political), robust debate and lifelong learning as tools for the fight for
justice. Applications for RIM bursaries are now open to South African graduates.
Requirements and eligibility
1. The bursary is open to South African graduates who have applied independently
to a South African University for the 2020 academic year.
2. The bursary is open to successful applicants who are registered to study
accredited courses related to Museums and Heritage studies, Social Science,
History or Oral History and Heritage.
3. The bursary is limited to R33,000, per successful applicant, to partially cover
tuition fees and if necessary books and academic resources.
4. Successful applicants will be required to do an Internship and Research
programme at RIM Public Heritage Education Department (RIM PHED).
5. Successful applicants will be required to participate and offer assistance in
various RIM programmes.
How to apply
1. Write a motivation letter, stating why you should be considered for the
Robben Island Museum Bursary.
2. Your curriculum vitae (Which must include all your contact details, as well as
the names and contact details of your referees).
3. Please attach certified copies of tertiary level qualifications and submit
certified copies of transcripts of results.
4. Proof of registration, in one of the courses mentioned in 2 under the conditions
of the bursary, at a university for the 2020 academic year.
5. Email your application to Ms Vanessa Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org .