Department of Social Development: Social Work Scholarship for South Africa for 2012

The department responsible for social development in South Africa is calling on all current or prospective students of Social Work to apply for their Social Work Scholarship programme for the academic year 2012.

What does the Social Work Scholarship cover?

In the department’s scholarship guide they state: “As part of the recruitment and retention strategy and initiative to address critical and scarce skills in the sector, the National Department of Social Development is hereby making a scholarship available in the field of Social Work.

Applications are open to current Social Work students as well as prospective students who would like to enroll for a Social Work Degree.  Students who are currently holders of a National Department of Social Development Scholarship do not have to apply.

The Scholarship will cover Registration, Tuition, Prescribed books, stipend for practical’s and official accommodation provided by the University (ONLY ACCOMODATION, WHICH HAS BEEN CONTRACTED BY THE RELEVANT UNIVERSITY MIGHT BE CONSIDERED).”

And, what are the requirements for the social work scholarship?

The requirements for the Department of Social Development Social Work scholarship are as follows:

    Be a South African Citizen
    Comply with the entry requirements set by the University
    Fully and correctly complete the Scholarship Application form
    Be prepared to enter into an agreement with the Department (More details will be contained in the agreement)
    Must complete the qualification within the minimum period as prescribed by the University

What should I attach to the application form?

The department insists that you attach the following:

    Certified copy of Grade 12 results
    Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant
    Certified copy of ID and Proof of income of Parent/ Guardian
    Current first year students/Prospective students in Social Work who need to undergo a selection process as prescribed by the University must provide proof that they have been selected to continue with their studies. (proof of admission by the University/proof of payment for admission)
    Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant
    Certified copy of Academic record on the official letterhead of the University (If already a student)

For more information and to download the application form and the Scholarship Guide visit the following link:   http://www.dsd.gov.za/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=186&Itemid=39  OR alternatively download the 2012 social work scholarship application form by CLICKING HERE and the Guide by CLICKING HERE

REMEMBER: The CLOSING DATE is 31 OCTOBER.
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4 thoughts on “Department of Social Development: Social Work Scholarship for South Africa for 2012

  1. Im in need of a bursary,i passed with a admission to a diploma.Any assistance will be appreciated.My contacts:(number removed)

  2. Was the scholarship for 2012 postgraduates only?

  3. andile hlatshwayo says:

    Hi my name is andile hlatshwayo, finished my matric last year got a national diploma pass, the reason why I’m looking forward to be the next young social worker is that im a very good listener and know how to communicate with people, even share some ideas that will eventually help the person that they suffering from abuse or drug etc, I’m good with people, so if I get this scholarship will bring joy into my life n happiness. Thanks for taking your time on reading my request

    • Hi Andile,

      We are not speaking on behalf of the Department of Social Development, therefore you can still apply to them. However, for you to become admitted into any social work programme at a university in South Africa you need to have passed your matric with DEGREE admission. Unless if you try universities like UNISA who will make you start with a foundation programme, and if you pass it the will admit you to a degree programme. Good luck.

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