Application Closing date: 30 October 2015
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).
The applicant must: Be a South African Citizen, New applicants must comply with the entry requirements set by the University and provide proof of admission by the University or a proof of payment for admission.
Fully and correctly complete the scholarship application form which is obtainable from the Social Work faculty at the University or from the Provincial Departments of Social Development (See contact details below).
Attach the following documentation such as a CV, certified copies of grade 12 results, Academic Record, your Identity Document, your parents or legal guardian identity document and their proof of income.
Be prepared to enter into an agreement for counter service with the Department of Social Development.
Remember: THE STUDENT SHOULD STILL APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HIS/HER CHOICE TO REQUEST ADMISSION.
NB: FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ALSO CONTACT Ms Vuyelwa Mngadi at (012) 312 7294 or email:VuyelwaM@dsd.gov.za or Ms Kefiloe Fokase at (012) 312 7223 or email: KefiloeB@dsd.gov.za. VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to limited budget, the Department will in certain instances not be in position to accommodate every applicant. Students are therefore advised to explore other financial assistance from institutions like the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). NSFAS offices are located within the universities’ premises. For more information on the Scheme please contact them at (021) 763 3200 or contact the Department of Higher Education & Training at (012) 312 5911.
WHAT DOCUMENTATION MUST I ATTACH TO MY APPLICATION?
NEW APPLICANTS 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 the above documentation is not attached to your application form then your application will not be considered
How to Apply?
Apply via email at VuyelwaM@dsd.gov.za