SAMRO FOUNDATION is involved in outreach programmes and sponsorship of the arts. The main objective is to create and maintain an environment in which the arts in South Africa may flourish. This includes giving broad support to composers, musicians, and arts organizations in South Africa. The Foundation offers some of the largest scholarships and bursaries for music students in the country, and our Overseas Scholarships have helped boost the careers of many well-known performers.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation provides funding to students who are currently studying towards a diploma or degree in Music. These bursaries are valued at R11 000 and will cover tuition fees only.
Requirements and eligibility
Please note that all applicants will need to meet the following minimum requirements:
Students must be majoring in music in the their degree or diploma
Students must be from South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana or Lesotho
Be a registered student of South African university
Must have passed 1st year
This bursary DOES NOT cover students wishing to major in Music Therapy or Musical Theatre or who would like to do a PhD
How to apply
You will be able to apply online using the following link.
Please note that you will need submit copies of the following documents:
Certified copy of your ID
Proof of registration at a tertiary institution in South Africa
Latest academic transcript
Two reference letters from your lectures
Masters students: you will need to attach a synopsis of your thesis as well as a reference letter from your supervisor