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Social Work, BSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Department highlights

The Department of Social Work from University of the Western Cape believes in justice, gender equity, human diversity and citizenship for all. We shall continue to strive and pursue these values through our curriculum at UWC that respond to the impulse of our nation and change communities locally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    520 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Computer Literacy
  • Primary Health Care
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work
  • Introduction to Social Work Process
  • Introduction to Fieldwork
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychology of Child Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • International

    5130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2189 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local: R31,120 - R43,310 South African Rands
  • International: R71,870 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

  • 9088 - 15530 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

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