Erika Theron Trust Scholarships At UWC

About University of the Western Cape

The University of Western Cape (UWC) is a prime public university of South Africa located in Bellville, Cape Town. It was established in 1960 to facilitate higher learning and provide high-quality facilities for research and innovation on a global scale. UWC has more than 50 departments that offer certificate, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses. Every year more than 20,000 students study at the university.

Since the university is a national education institution, it promotes both African and international contexts in its mission. One of that is to create a more equitable, dynamic, and cooperative world.

Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarships

The Trust was established in terms of the will of the late Professor Erika Theron. Professor Erika Theron was the chancellor of UWC. She was an advocate for higher education among women. The Trust is committed to enabling more female students to take postgraduate courses in Social Work.

The University of Western Cape has emphasized equality and diversity on the campus. It has several financial aid programs in place to increase diversity. One of them is the Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarship program. 

It is intended for female students pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Social Work at UWC. The coverage and value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis and the availability of funds. 

Since the Trust is managed and run by a group of Trustees, the amount contributed varies yearly. Shortlisted candidates will get more information regarding the scholarship value and duration.

Eligibility Criteria For The Scholarship

There are certain eligibility criteria for the Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarship programme. Anyone applying for the funding must fulfill all of the criteria. Since there are a limited number of scholarships on offer, the university cannot award everyone.

The eligibility requirements for Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarships are:

    • Candidates must be a South African citizen
    • Candidates must be a female student
    • Pursuing a postgraduate qualification (Master’s or Doctoral) in Social Work
    • Studying at the University of Western Cape (UWC)
    • Candidates must have a good academic record.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
    • Late Applications will not be considered.

Fulfilling all of the criteria doesn’t guarantee selection. The selection committee and Trustees have the authority to review the initial allocation.


How to Apply?

To apply for the Scholarship, download and complete the Erika Theron Trust Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form.

Documents Required

Candidates have to submit the following documents to ensure their candidature is considered eligible for the scholarship:

  • Valid ID document (certified copies)
  • Academic transcript (certified copies)
  • Degree qualification (certified copies)
  • Reference letter from your employer (at least one)
  • Progress report, if available
  • Work plan for the academic year
  • Letter of financial need (optional)

Scan all the documents and save them in PDF format.

Finally, send the completed application form and the PDF documents to ‘‘. For the subject line, insert ‘Erika Theron Scholarship Trust Application.

Closing Date Of The Scholarship

26 April 2024.

Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. So, please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

Contact Details

For more details regarding the scholarship programme, contact Mr. Ebrain Johnson of the Financial Aid Office, UWC, at

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

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