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|Tuition Fees:||$2,811 /year|
|Applications Begin:||April 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
This is a four-year qualification offered full-time at the Auckland Park Campus.
Students are required to register for specific courses within the Faculty of Humanities with majors in Social Work (at 4th-year level) and Psychology and Sociology (one up to 3rd-year level).
In addition to prescribed theory modules, all students are also required to register for Internship whereby they would have to attend Internship classes at the university as well as a complete set number of hours of field instruction at approved welfare organisations in the social services sector each year.
The programmes are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and in line with the 27 exit level outcomes defined by the Standards Generating Body (SGB) of social work and the Council for Higher Education.
This implies that the programmes are of an excellent standard and compatible with national and international standards. Many social workers in key positions in the South African welfare context have been graduates of our undergraduate programmes.
The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with the knowledge and skills and (the acquisition of) values to practise social work in South Africa and in a changing regional and global context. The successful completion of the qualification will enable you to be registered with the SA Council for Social Service Professions and practise as a social worker.
Social Work 1A&1B
Social Work Internship 1
Sociology 1A&1B or
Development Studies 1A&1B
African Insights (online)
Social Work 2A&2B
Social Work Internship 2
Psychology 2: any two modules
Sociology 2A&B or Development Studies 2A&B
Social Work 3A&3E&3H&3 J
Social Work Internship 3
Psychology 3: any two modules or
Sociology 3A&3B or Development Studies 3A&3B
Social Work 4A&4C&4D&4H&4I&4J
Social Work Internship 4
According to the requirements of the South African Council for Social Service Professions, Social Work Internship is a compulsory module of Social Work and cannot be taken as an independent subject. These are whole year modules, equivalent to two-semester modules. Students are responsible for their own transport arrangements for the internship, although the University contributes to the cost of group excursions
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
– The minimum admission requirement for a diploma and degree programmes is a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
– Prospective students who comply with the minimum legal requirements for admission into a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree programme, but who do not meet the additional faculty specific admission requirements for a particular diploma or degree programme (i.e., they have not met the minimum Admission Points Score), may, upon good cause shown, be granted admission to such programme at the discretion of the Executive Dean concerned. If a prospective student does not meet faculty-specific admission requirements in respect of a module in such a programme that is taught in a faculty other than the faculty in which the programme is offered, the Executive Dean must consult with the Executive Dean of the faculty within which the module resides before admission into the programme is granted.
NSC Suitable for Degree Studies
Minimum APS – 27
Language Requirement (English) – 5
Mathematics – 4
An Admission Point Score of at least 3
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
Please note the following:
— No application fee will be charged for online applications.
— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.
Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.
NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.
Social worker in industry, hospitals, childcare, gender, trauma, mental health facilities, schools.
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*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R46,618
35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.
All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.
*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.
*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000
International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000
ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610
The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
For International Students:
**International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R46,618) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R49,658
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.