SASMT teachers bursary covers 2024 -2025 ?

To be eligible to apply for the SASMT Teachers Bursary, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be pursuing a music qualification.
  • You must be registered to study at a tertiary institution in South Africa.
  • You must have been an existing paid-up SASMT member for a minimum of two years.
  • You must demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply for the SASMT Teachers Bursary:

Follow these steps to apply for the SASMT Teachers Bursary:

  1. Download and complete the SASMT Teacher Bursary Application Form for 2024-2025 (available in PDF format).
  2. Prepare clear copies of the following supporting documents, which must be submitted along with your completed application form:
    • A photo in electronic format (approximately 500px in height).
    • Certified copy of your ID document (not older than three months).
    • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (on the institution’s letterhead).
    • Full academic record (on the institution’s letterhead).
    • Short Curriculum Vitae (CV).
    • A motivational letter supporting your application, explaining why you should be awarded the bursary.
    • A recommendation by a SASMT member.
  3. Submit your application electronically via email to Please include the words “SASMT Teacher Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line.
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Closing Date for the SASMT Teachers Bursary:

The closing date for applications for the SASMT Teachers Bursary is 15 September. Ensure that you submit your application before this date to be considered.

The benefits of this bursary program are extended to existing members for the upcoming academic year. The SASMT bursary aims to provide financial assistance to those members who lack resources but are keen to pursue a career in the field of music.

SASMT bursaries are awarded every 2 years, though the amount is not fixed. The bursary amount depends upon the availability of funds with SASMT.

Eligibility Requirements

Those who are interested in receiving the SASMT bursary are required to meet the following eligibility criteria. In case applicants fail to meet the criteria set by SASMT their applications will be rejected.

  • Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa
  • One must be studying in the field of music
  • Students need financial assistance
  • Students must be registered to study at a tertiary institution in South Africa
  • To avail of the bursary, one must be an existing paid-up member for a minimum 2 years

How To Apply For SASMT Teacher Bursary?

Aspiring students are required to download and fill out the SASMT Teacher Bursary Application Form. Additionally, students are required to submit the following documents with the application form. If any documents are found missing, the bursary application may be declined.

Contact Details

For queries related to the bursary students can contact the following:

The South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT)
Executive Officer: Elma Britz
Telephone: 082 673 0532