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Provincial Government Scholarships for Social Work Professional at University of Cape Town

Published on Feb 08 2011 // Africa, Masters, Scholarships in South Africa

Funds have been made available by the PGWC to meet the need and demand for professional specialist social workers in the treatment of substance abuse.
Applications are invited for a number of scholarships that are available to support students who will register in 2011 for full time study in the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town, and who will study specifically in the field of substance abuse.
The scholarship programme aims to encourage further education and specialist training of social work professionals in substance abuse interventions who work in either Provincial Government or non-governmental professional settings.

Academic Criteria
Eligible candidates will have a relevant Bachelor’s degree and applicants who have been employed as social work professionals either in provincial Government or in a non-governmental professional field are encouraged to apply.

The Value of the Awards:
The scholarships are valued at R 22 900 each and are tenable for one year only. No renewal can be made for a second year of Honour’s study.

Application Process
All applications should include:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Certified copies of academic transcripts
  3. A CV which includes the names and contact details of two academic or professional referees.
  4. A completed Financial Assessment form available from UCT’s Department of Social Development.

Closing Date for Applications: 22 February 2011

Contact Details for the Financial Assessment Form, general enquiries and for submission of Applications:

The Coordinator, Dr Khosi Kubeka
Clinical Honours in Social Work (Substance Abuse)
Department of Social Development,
University of Cape Town.
E mail address: alvina.kubeka[at]

Only complete and eligible applications that have been submitted by the closing date of 22 February 2011 will be considered. Incomplete and inappropriate applications will be disqualified.

Successful candidates will be required to comply with the Conditions of Award, and the University’s policies on postgraduate funding.
Satisfactory academic progress will be required and the value of the scholarships will be recovered from any student who does not comply with this requirement.


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