Department of Health Bursaries 2018 – 2019

The Department of health bursaries offers students from each province that is in need of financial assistance the opportunity to apply for a bursary.  Each province has critically and scarce skills that are needed and will be available for study.

Department of Health Bursaries

Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of health bursaries include the following on a sliding scale dependent on the financial need according to parent’s income:

  • R0 – R120 000 including tuition, meals, books, and accommodation
  • R121 000 – R150 000 including tuition, meals, and accommodation
  • R151 000 – R200 000 including tuition, accommodation, and books
  • R201 000 – R250 000 including tuition and accommodation
  • R251 000 – R300 000 only covering tuition

Western Cape Department bursaries include the following:

  • Tuition / registration / examination fee

If a candidate should fail a year the candidate has to re-do that year on their own cost and upon successful completion of that year, the bursary will be reinstated for the next academic year.

Eastern Cape Department bursaries include the following:

  • Tuition and registration fee
  • Accommodation and meal fee
  • Book fee

Northern Cape Department bursaries include the following:

  • Registration  and tuition fee
  • Accommodation and meal fee
  • Pocket money monthly

Gauteng Department bursaries include the following:

  • Financial assistance will be granted only from the second year of study
  • Only in specific fields of study

North West Department bursary inclusions can be obtained from the department.

Limpopo Department bursaries include the following:

  • Tuition and registration fee
  • Meal  and accommodation fee
  • Book allowance will be determined upon need

Mpumalanga Department bursary inclusions can be obtained from the department.

Department of Health Bursaries Available

Kwa Zulu Natal Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Fields of study are dependable on the need of the department each year
  • Contact the department for more information

Western Cape Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Medical care for Emergency
  • Nursing Care
  • Pharmacy
  • MBChB Medical
  • Radiography

Please keep in mind that the fields of study made available each year could differ according to the need of the Department.

Eastern Cape Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Bursary fields are dependent on the need of the department each year.
  • Candidates must be willing to study in the healthcare fields.
  • Candidates must also be willing to work in the district facilities where their skills are required

Eastern Cape Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Nursing Science
  • Ultra Sound Radiography
  • Pharmacy (B)
  • Optometry (B)
  • Dentistry (BChD)
  • Oral Hygiene (ND)
  • Clinical Psychology (Masters)
  • Clinical Associates (Degree)
  • Paramedic / Medical care – Emergency
  • Dietetics / Nutrition (Bsc)
  • Speech and Audio Therapy (Bsc)
  • Therapy – Occupational (Bsc)
  • Physiotherapy (Bsc)

Please keep in mind that the fields of study made available each year could differ according to the need of the Department.

Gauteng Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Dental Technology
  • Therapy Dental
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Orthotics Medical
  • Dietetics Prosthetics
  • Radiotherapy
  • Optometry
  • Medical practice Clinical (B)
  • Technology Clinical
  • Engineering Clinical

These fields are available for Grade 12 candidates wanting to study.

  • Physicists Medical
  • Psychology – Clinical
  • Pathology and Audiology
  • Pharmacy (B)
  • Therapy – Speech
  • Therapy – Language
  • Therapy – Occupational

These fields are available for candidates that are already studying in one of these fields at an accredited higher learning institute.

Please also keep in mind that the fields of study might vary according to the departments need.

North West Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Fields of study are dependable on the need each year
  • Contact the department for more information

Limpopo Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Degree in Medicine (MBCHB)
  • Degree in Dentistry (BDS/BCHD)
  • Dental Therapy (B)
  • Oral Hygiene (B)
  • Pharmacy (B)
  • Occupational Therapy (B)
  • Physiotherapy (B)
  • Diet / Nutrition (BSC)
  • Optometry (B)
  • Social Work (B)
  • Radiography (B)
  • Clinical Psychology (MA)
  • Orthotics / Prosthetics (NAT.DIP.)
  • Emergency Care (B.TECH)
  • Clinical Engineering (ND)
  • Community Development (B.A.)

Please keep in mind that bursaries will be allocated according to the Departments need at that time.

Mpumalanga Department Bursaries have the following fields of study available:

  • Degree in Medicine (MBCHB)
  • Psychology – Clinical (Master’s Degree)
  • Hearing and Speech Therapy
  • Nursing (B.CUR.)
  • Pharmacy
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Nutrition / Dietetics
  • Emergency Medical Services (Diploma)
  • Dental Therapy
  • Therapy – Occupational
  • Radiography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics

Please keep in mind that fields of study may vary depending on the needs at the time of application.

Department of Health Bursaries Requirements

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in Kwa Zulu Natal needs the following criteria:

  • An excellent academic record
  • Candidate has to be a South African citizen / permanent resident of Kwa Zulu Natal
  • Candidate must not hold any other degree / diploma
  • Candidate must have proof of applying or registering at a tertiary institute
  • Candidate must have no other bursary

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in the Western Cape needs the following criteria:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen residing in the Western Cape
  • Candidate must be able to prove the need for financial assistance
  • Candidates from a historically disadvantaged background will receive preference
  • Candidates must be approved at a relevant accredited higher learning institutes
  • Candidates must provide proof of registration at an accredited higher learning institute at the beginning of the financial year.
  • Candidates will also be required to submit all examination results to the department within thirty days of receipt this includes annually and supplementary results

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in the Eastern Cape needs the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen and living in the EC
  • Candidates must provide latest academic results
  • Candidate must provide certified copies of parents / guardians income
  • Provide and affidavit where proof of income is not available
  • Proof of acceptance if candidate has already applied at a higher learning institute
  • Candidate must supply proof of residency

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in the Northern Cape needs the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens residing in the Northern Cape
  • Candidates should apply for acceptance at an accredited higher learning institute and provide proof of acceptance
  • Candidate must provide proof of income of parents / guardians
  • Provide and affidavit where proof of income is not available
  • Preference will be given to disabled or previously disadvantaged candidates
  • Candidates from rural communities that are in dire need of financial aid will also receive preference

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in Gauteng needs the following criteria:

  • Candidate has to be a South African citizen residing in Gauteng
  • Candidates from a historically disadvantaged background will receive preference
  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of a ‘C’ symbol average in Matric
  • Candidates must not have any other bursary
  • Candidates must be approved at a relevant accredited higher learning institute
  • Candidate must be willing to study in one of the areas that the department sees as scarce

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in North West needs the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen and be residing in the North West for more than one year prior to applying for a bursary
  • Candidates who are already registered at an accredited higher learning institute in one of the fields of study needed by the department can also apply
  • Candidates must not have any other bursary
  • Candidates who excel academically and shows potential
  • Candidates must not previously have had a bursary from the Department of Health
  • Candidates with disability are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in Limpopo needs the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen and be residing in Limpopo
  • Candidates that are in dire financial need
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background
  • Candidates currently in Matric
  • Candidates currently studying at an accredited tertiary institute in the fields available

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health in Mpumalanga needs the following criteria:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen residing within the province
  • Candidate must provide proof of residence
  • Candidate must provide proof of parent / guardians income
  • Provide and affidavit where proof of income is not available
  • Disabled and previously disadvantaged candidates will receive preference
  • If candidate is disabled proof from a registered doctor or clinic is required
  • Candidates in Grade 12 need to provide mid-year results
  • Candidates registered at an accredited higher learning institute must provide proof of registration or proof of acceptance

Department of Health Bursaries Application

Bursaries online application is not available for any of the departments but bursary forms and information can be obtained from your Department of Health, local hospitals, and municipality.  Most applications need to be either handed in once it has been completed with all certified document to your local Health Department or the institute where you received the forms from.

For any additional information the following offices of the Department of Health bursaries can be contacted:

Kwa Zulu Natal

Western Cape

Gauteng Department of Health

North West

Limpopo

In all other provinces, candidates can find out about application forms from their local Department of Health.

Department of Health Bursaries Closing Dates

Closing dates for the provinces also differ but they are as follow:

Kwa Zulu Natal – They are open for applications from the 01/05 until 31/08 each year.

Western Cape – Find out closing date from your local Department of Health.

Eastern Cape – Closing date is the end of October each year.

Northern Cape – Closing date is the end of November each year.

Gauteng – Find out closing date from your local Department of Health.

North West – Depending on the field of study bursary dates differ from August / September

and others close in January.

Limpopo – Closing date is the end of October each year.

Mpumalanga – Closing date is the end of September each year.

All candidates from each province are asked to collect application forms from the nearest local government hospital to where they stay and also return the FULLY completed form with REQUIRED certified documentation to that hospital if they are able to do so.

5 Responses to “Department of Health Bursaries 2018 – 2019”

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  1. Kegomoditswe Thibedi says:

    I am from the North West and I am studying Dietetics at the University of Pretoria. I need a bursary for my studies but the department of Health doesn’t offer bursaries for my degree. I think they should have bursaries for all health sciences not just a selected few.

  2. Walter Dammann says:

    Kindly send me the application forms and contact details for The Dept of Health: Eastern Cape.

    I wish to forward this information to Magotso Galane in Lady Grey whose daughter would like to become nurse.

    Thank you
    Walter Dammann

  3. steven says:

    Good day
    my niece is desparently in need of the bursary and she is intrested in physcology

    Please help her

    THANKS

  4. Lebohang says:

    I don’t mind study about studying for earning more skills in ememergency health care worker please help

  5. masood says:

    Good Day
    I would like to inquire what costs does the respective bursaries cover for example tuition,accommodation..etc please advise

    Thanks

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