Robben Island Museum Scholarship Call 2019

Applications are now invited for the Robben Island Museum scholarship call 2019. This award scheme is aimed at helping high achieving South African students who otherwise couldn’t fund their tertiary studies without the award. Scroll down to find out more if interested!




Formed in 1997 by the Department of Arts and Culture, the Robben Island Museum (also shortened as RIM) is responsible for maintaining and managing the assets of Robben Island, along with marketing the Island as a national estate and World Heritage site. The Museum maintains and manages the following: Medium and Maximum Security Prison Complexes, the Runway Helipad, WW II memorials, V & A Waterfront Nelson Mandela Gateway, buses used on the Island, ferries to transport visitors to the Island, Mayibuye Archives, Robert Sobukwe’s House, water processing plants, power generation, along with the Curio and Village Shops, the recreational facilities and Village Precinct.

This year, the Museum wishes to provide financial support to all outstanding South African students who wish to undertake their tertiary education. The Robben Island Museum scholarship call 2019 is available for those pursuing their studies in the following fields:

  • History
  • Oral History and Heritage
  • Social Science
  • Museums and Heritage studies

This is meant as a partial scholarship which can be tenable for covering tuition costs. The award is worth R 33 000 in value for each qualified student.

The future successful applicants will be required to participate in as well as assist in various programs held by the Museum. Students will also be required to take up a research and internship program at RIM Public Heritage Education Department.

Other opportunity:  African Scholar’s Fund Award 2019

Eligibility criteria

Before submitting an application, make sure that you meet all the following minimum requirements so as to make sure that your application will be taken into consideration.

  • Must be South African citizen
  • Must have finished Matric
  • Must be studying in one of the aforementioned fields of study. Students can be studying at an undergraduate or graduate level
  • Must be studying at a recognised South African university

How and When to Apply

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for the Robben Island Museum scholarship call 2019, please submit the following required supporting materials in your application. Any missing documents will inevitably lead to your submission being disregarded.

  • Certified copies of tertiary records or qualifications
  • Proof of university registration for 2019
  • A full CV which must include your contact details, references’ names as well as contact details
  • A motivation letter that indicates why you deserve this scholarship

Submit your application via email to [email protected] with this subject line: RIM Bursary Application – your full name

All candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the closing date for this call is on March 29, 2019. All submissions submitted after this deadline will not be taken into account.

Should you need further information, don’t hesitate to forward your questions to Ms Vanessa Mitchell (Public Heritage Education Department) via:

Tel: 021 413 4200 / 021 409 5100
Email: [email protected]


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