Department of Health Western Cape


Department of Health

The Western Cape Department of Health offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year in fields where a shortage of skills has been identified. The aim of the bursary is to attract qualified persons with the required competencies, knowledge and skills to join the Department to meets its service delivery needs. For example, the following bursaries per health science study field are sometimes awarded: Nursing Medical (MBChB) Pharmacy Radiography Emergency Medical Care Please note more health science study fields may be added per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.
Bursary Fields

Medical, Pharmacy
Who Can Apply

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be: A South African citizen or permanent resident A resident of the Western Cape Able to prove financial need Ideally from a historically disadvantaged background Be accepted at the relevant accredited HEI

Bursary Levels

Which Countries can Apply?

South Africa

Tuition (Actual study fees), registration and examination fees. If you fail an academic year, you will have to repeat that year at your own cost, after which the bursary will be reinstated for the following academic year, if you pass.

1 year renewable
Service Contract

The bursaries are awarded on a work-back system - on a year for a year basis. Community service year will count towards the student's 1st year of bursary obligation, although internship years will not. Students may start paying, that is working, back their bursary obligation as soon as they have successfully completed their studies.
Closing Date

29 September 2021
Contact Details

Room T20-06, 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town
PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000
021 483 3465
Application Address

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