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Bachelor On Campus

Library and Information Studies (BLIS)

University of the Western Cape

48 months
Duration
4540 USD/year
1958 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
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Start date

About

The Department of Library and Information Studies (BLIS) at University of the Western Cape, like its parent institution, is alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow from hope to agency through knowledge.

Overview

Program's Mission

Library and Information Studies (BLIS) program mission at University of the Western Cape is to contribute significantly towards the development of an information literate South African society. Therefore, it focuses on educating and training Library and Information service personnel while maintaining well-recognized international standards in its curricula.

It aims to help conserve and explore the environmental and cultural resources of the Southern African region, and to encourage a wide awareness of them in the community by making its graduates and diplomates not only literate in the printed and electronic sources of information but also in the vast wealth of information in the oral traditions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Library Science
  • Afrikaans / Nederlands Studies
  • Afrikaans Prakties
  • Afrikaans Lang Acquisition
  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Language and Comm Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Xhosa Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4540 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1958 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Local: R32,800 - R45,650 South African Rands
  • International: R65,810 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

MERIT AWARDS FOR FIRST YEARS

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents only who have matriculated the year prior to first enrolment

APPLICATION PROCESS

Student must apply via Financial Aid office at the beginning of the institutions academic year

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Level 7 - 100% tuition fees

Level 6 - 75% tuition fee

CLOSING DATE

As per date stipulated on Application form

REGISTRATION

Students who qualify will be informed via e-mail

UWC SENIOR BURSARY AWARDS

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents

Criteria is based on academic performance and need

APPLICATION PROCESS

All Senior undergraduate students who applied for financial aid and qualifies with a 65% and above average

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Part of tuition fees only

CLOSING DATE

31 August 2015 @ 14h00

To download the Senior Students Financial Aid Application form please click Financial aid Application.pdf

NSFAS LOAN/BURSARY

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African citizens and permanent residents

All registered Full-time undergraduate Degree students who were promoted previous year and obtained an average of 55% and above

APPLICATION PROCESS

Seniors must apply in the previous year

New First year students when they are accepted at University

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Amount allocated will depend on the students individual need as indicated by the Nsfas Means test.

Depending on your end year results up to 40% of your Nsfas loan may be converted into a bursary.

Repayment commences when the student completes their studies and not surety is required

Nsfas also has full cost bursaries available to students depending on course registered as well as availability of funding.

CLOSING DATE

Senior and 2015 First year Registered students – 31 August 2015 @ 14h00

New First Years – 29 February 2016

OTHER BURSARIES

All students in receipt of a bursary must submit proof of bursary to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration which will be forwarded to Student Credit Management for clearance

Full cost bursary Holders pay the minimum registration fees

Registration for part cost bursary holders will depend on the allocated amount of the bursary

For other bursaries please check on the UWC website as well on all government department websites for applications for funding.

FINANCIAL AID CONTACT DETAILS

Office Hours 08h30 -16h30 (Extended hours during Registration Period)

Office situated at UWC Prefabs behind Student Administration Building

Financial Aid Help desk Number 021 959 9753/2737

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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