Erika Theron Bursary South Africa

About the University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Located in Bellville in the city of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape is a public university established in 1960. The government constructed it as a university exclusively for people of the Coloured community. It is the only university from Africa that was elected as a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC).

After years of struggle with oppression, the University of Western Cape is now an inspiration because of the diversity it hosts. There are seven faculties in the university with highly trained professionals, most of whom hold a doctorate. The university emphasizes research so it can help with the growth of the university and the community. It provides a platform for students to grow and gain knowledge from the best faculties.

Erika Theron Bursary

The Erica Theron Bursary is a means to encourage women to pursue education in social work. It was established in honour of the late Erika Theron, former chancellor of the University of Western Cape.

The Bursary is exclusively for women at UWC who are doing either Master’s or doctoral-level degrees in Social Work Studies. The funds to be awarded are dependent on the availability at that time.

Eligibility Criteria For The Erika Theron Bursary

Anyone who wants to apply for the scholarship must be able to pass the following criteria without any exceptions:

  • The scholarship is only applicable to female students.
  • The candidate must be a student at UWC.
  • The candidate must pursue either a Master’s or Doctoral-level degree in Social Work at the time of application.
  • The candidate must have an excellent academic record.

In case of failure to satisfy any of the criteria mentioned earlier, the application will not be taken into consideration.


How to Apply For The Erika Theron Bursary?

After checking the eligibility criteria, candidates can apply via email to Mr Ebrain Johnson at:

To download the application form you can click here: Erika Theron Bursary Application

The candidate has to download the pdf of the form and send it via email with the required documents attached.

The application form must be sent with the following documents attached:

  • Certified copy of ID documents.
  • Certified copy of transcripts and academic records.
  • Certified copy of degree.
  • Report card of the current degree (if possible).
  • A reference letter from the respective employer.
  • A letter describing financial shortage or needs, if there.
  • A plan describing work goals for the year.

All the copies must be clear and in case of the absence of any of the documents, the application will be canceled.

Closing Date Of The Erika Theron Bursary

Any delay in submission will lead to the cancellation of the application.

Contact Details Of The Bursar

All the queries can be sent directly to the University of Western Cape through email to

Mr Ebrain Johnson,
Financial aid Office at:

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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