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Department of Correctional Services (DCS) – Bursaries 2023

Closing Date: 14 October 2022

Department of Correctional Services (DCS): Bursaries for 2023

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

Fields of study:

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)


  • 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

Download and complete the DCS Bursary Application Form 2023

Required Documents:

  • 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:

Hand delivery at:
Department of Correctional Services
124 WF Nkomo Street
Poyntons Building
East Block


Via Post to:
Private Bag X136

For any queries:

Please contact the Department of Correctional Services directly:

Bursary administrators:
Contact people: Mr Sello Kgopa (Tel: 072 227 9822) / Ms Yvonne Bebula (Tel: 078 559 6786) / Ms Nondumiso Mjiyakho (Tel: 012 305 8108)

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