Bursary Application Form

  • SECTION A : Personal Personal Details

    Please fill in as per your ID/Passport
  • SECTION B : Contact Details

  • SECTION C : Family Details

    if you ere over the age of 18 and not dependent on the household income of your parents or legal guardian, ignore the Father, Mother and legal guardians details
  • SECTION D : Financial Information

    For this section, please ensure that you provide certified supporting documents such as copies of payslips and any other indication of income for proof of household income. Alternatively, an affidavit stating the same will suffice.
  • 1. Bursars are expected to participate in the Bursary-Exchange programme. This programme allocates a number of compulsory work-hours to bursars , which have to be completed in exchange for receiving the bursary.

    2. Bursars must attend all classes and have an obligation to inform the market Photo Workshop if they are unfit to attend class for any reason. The Market Photo Workshop may, at its discretion, cancel a bursary at any time if a student fails to make adequate progress.

    3. If a student fails to make payments, his/her bursary will immediately be cancelled and the student will be liable for the full cost of the course.

    4. If a student fails to complete his/her Bursary-Exchange, or fails to fulfill his/her course course obligations, the bursary will be cancelled and the student will be liable for the full cost of the course.

  • Bursary Application Conditions and Procedures

  • Financial assistance is available subject to specific terms and conditions being met, these may be set by a particular funder, and/or the Market Photo Workshop.

    1. Any person older than 18 may apply for a bursary. If the applicant is younger than 18, they must acquire consent from a parent/legal guardian.

    2. All applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the date the course starts.

    3. Applicants must pay an application fee of R1,100 and proof of payment must be provided within 2 weeks. This application fee is non-refundable, and will be offset against outstanding course fees.

    4. Applicants must be available for three interviews. Please see the notice board or contact Administration for the scheduled dates.

    5. Applicants will be interviewed by any three different bursary committee members. The bursary committee consists of Resources Officer, Administrative Assistant, Manager or, Coordinator Curriculum and Training, Manager or Coordinator Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme.

    6. Interviews are structured around, but are not limited to, the following criteria:

    Financial need

    A historically disadvantaged background Applicants at Intermediate, Advanced and PDP levels must be recommended by trainers and staff from the previous level. Recommendations should include references to good performance and achievement, skills, knowledge, values and an attitude to succeed as a photographer.

    7. Bursary committee members will meet in a panel to finalise bursaries once the interviews have been conducted.

    8. Bursars are expected to participate in the Bursary-Exchange programme. This programme allocates a number of compulsory work-hours to bursars, which have to be completed in exchange for receiving the bursary. The number of work-hours received relates to the size of the bursary granted. A rate of R200 per day for short courses and R250 per day for long courses is offset against the bursary. Duties could include administration, reception, and cleaning, and depend on the skill level and knowledge of the bursary student.

    The Bursary-Exchange Progrmamme must be completed within three months after course completion. It is the responsibility of the Bursars to ensure that staff members sign off the hours they have worked.

    9. Bursary Committee decisions are available within 14 days of the applicants interview. Applicants can contact the Market Photo Workshop to enquire over the status of their application.

    10. On acceptance of the bursary, applicants must complete:

    The payment agreement (signed, with full details of future payments)
    The bursary exchange register

    11. Bursars must attend all classes and have to inform the Market Photo Workshop if they are unfit to attend class for any reason. Should a student miss 10% of his/her classes, or if the Market Photo Workshop feels that a student is not making necessary progress, it would be in Market Photo Workshop’s discretion to cancel the bursary at any time during the course. If the student fails to complete the course, the bursary could be recalled and the student will become liable for the full course costs.

    12. If a student fails to make payments, his/her bursary will immediately be cancelled and the student will be liable for the full cost of the course.

    13. If a student fails to complete his/her Bursary-Exchange, or fails to fulfill his/her course obligations, the bursary will be cancelled and the student will be liable for the full cost of the course.

    14. Students who have not completed outstanding Bursary-Exchange work may not apply for a new bursary for any other course. No applications will be considered from students who have not completed all outstanding work-hours.

    15. The Market Photo Workshop will deduct two additional work-days if a bursar works for five days consecutively in the darkroom, reception or the digital station. This additional deduction will be extended to three days should the bursar work continuously for seven days. 16. Bursars must notify the Market Photo Workshop within 48 hours should they become aware that they will not be able to come in for their Bursary-Exchange work.

    17. Bursars will be blacklisted and disallowed from using the Market Photo Workshop facilities should they fail to complete their bursary work as agreed.

    18. Bursars may not participate in mentorships, projects, exhibitions and internships if they fail to complete their bursary work.

    I the undersigned agree to the above stated terms and conditions, and undertake to abide by the agreed conditions governing the allocations of bursaries.
  • Application