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Department of Correctional Services Bursary 2023


The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields:

  • Agricultural Science (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Artisans/ Engineering (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Degree)
  • Criminology (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Education (Degree)
  • Finance and Logistics (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Food Services (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Graphic Design (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Information Technology (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Monitoring and Evalution (Degree)
  • Nursing (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Occupational Directed: Education, Training and Development Practices (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Penology and Correctional Services (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning students included
  • Primary Health Care (National Certificate)
  • Project Management (Degree)
  • Psychology (Degree)
  • Risk and Disaster Management (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Security Management (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Supply Chain Management (National Diploma/ Degree)
  • Textile Clothing Design (National Diploma)
Candidate Requirements
  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric or an NCV certificate at NQF level 4
  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old and unemployed OR you must be an employee of the Department of Correctional Services of any age
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the qualifications listed above
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must NOT be receiving financial support from any other private or public institution
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply
How to Apply


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Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ NCV certificate (certified copy)
  • Course curriculum or prospectus (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Course fee outline (on institutions letterhead)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:

Department of Correctional Services
124 WF Nkomo Street
Poyntons Building
East Block

or Post:

Private Bag X136

Note: applications received via email will NOT be accepted.

Closing Date: Fri, 14/10/2022 – 12:00.
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