National Department Of Social Development Bursary South Africa

By | April 13, 2019

The Department of Social Development, established in 1937, is a government department in South Africa which is responsible for the management of social security, social assistance and social insurance due to loss of income – either by unemployment, age, death or disability.



The bursary programme is intending for those who wish to pursue a career in Social Work, a scarce skill in the country.

The following expenses will be covered by the bursary: tuition, registration, prescribed textbooks, accommodation at the university.

Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to undertake the contractual obligation of the bursary.


  • Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
  • South African citizen,
  • Satisfy the University minimum entry requirements,
  • Studying or intend on studying within the field of social work.

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