Nursing bursaries are made available yearly for South African students with great compassion and desire to care for those who cannot care for themselves. These bursaries are available to motivated candidates wanting to make a difference within their communities and who are faced with dire financial needs, therefore, cannot study further due to this fact.
There are a number of companies providing bursaries for these fields of study each year and you can find more information about these bursary programs here with the following institutes:
What is a Nursing Bursary?
There are companies that will offer you the annual payment which helps you pay for your study costs. This yearly payment is also known as a bursary. Always check with the school you are going to study if they have a list of companies offering nursing bursaries. You can also check the list below.
How Can You Get a Bursary For Nursing?
It almost sounds too good to be true right? A company will pay for your study costs so you will become a nurse? Although it is true that companies offer this service in the form of a Bursary, there are certain requirements. Besides that, the competition is stiff as many people are going for only a few Bursaries.
First, check at the school or University you want to study. Are you allowed to study there with your results and your certificate? Secondly, check for companies offering Nursing bursaries. These are often available at the school you want to study and of course on this website.
Once you found the Bursaries you will need to start writing these companies. If the company likes you they will probably invite you for a meeting and set up conditions.
Nursing Bursaries in South Africa 2020 -2021
These are some companies offering bursaries. More will be added when we find them.
- Department of Health
- Department of Correctional Services
- Gauteng Government Nursing Bursaries
- KZN Health Bursaries
- Western Cape Health Bursaries
- Department of Social Development
Most of the bursaries offered here will also work for Ukwazi School of Nursing
Here are some of the most commonly found study fields you will find within the Nursing field:
- Medical care for Emergency
- Nursing Care
- General Nursing
- Primary Health Care
- Public health
For a student to be eligible to study in the fields of Nursing one ought to meet the following criteria:
- Candidates have to be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
- Candidates have to prove their need for financial assistance.
- Candidates have to have an outstanding academic record.
- Candidates have to have pre-approval from an institute of higher learning.
- Candidates have to be from a previously disadvantaged background.
Most students will find work at any state hospital, private hospital, clinic, or emergency care services in South Africa as well as international. Students are responsible to find out from the sponsoring company if there is a ‘work-back’ period.
For any additional information have a look at the bursaries available here on the site.
There are also possibilities of further study after a nursing field has been successfully completed for those interested in taking their careers even further.
Do you have a deep caring for other people and their well-being? If you love working with people and caring for those in need then nursing could be the perfect field of study for you.
Can You Become a Nurse at 40?
Probably not. There is an age limit to become a nurse. The only way to find out is to contact your school and see if you are eligible to study Nursing. Maybe some Universities offering these courses will allow it while others don’t. Also check with the companies who are offering bursaries for nursing students.