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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Library Science
- Afrikaans / Nederlands Studies
- Afrikaans Prakties
- Afrikaans Lang Acquisition
- Language and Comm Studies
- Information Systems
- Xhosa Language Acquisition
- Introduction to Psychology
- Brain and Behaviour
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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
International4540 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4540 USD per year during 48 months.
National1958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
MERIT AWARDS FOR FIRST YEARS
Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents only who have matriculated the year prior to first enrolment
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
As per date stipulated on Application form
Students who qualify will be informed via e-mail
UWC SENIOR BURSARY AWARDS
Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents
Criteria is based on academic performance and need
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
31 August 2015 @ 14h00
To download the Senior Students Financial Aid Application form please click Financial aid Application.pdf
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
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.
Senior and 2015 First year Registered students – 31 August 2015 @ 14h00
New First Years – 29 February 2016
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.