Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary Programme 2020

March 30, 2020

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, or PSSA, is calling on qualified individuals who are interested in submitting an application to qualify for its postgraduate Bursary Programme offering for 2020.

Established in June, 1855 by seven (7) pharmacists in King Williamston, the Association was to serve as the first South African pharmaceutical society for voluntary members and was initially called the South African Pharmaceutical Association.

Other pharmaceutical societies in different provinces were developed soon after. By January, 1946 these pharmaceutical organizations all joined together to become the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa. The Society is now a very influential mover that seeks to advance the field of pharmacy in South Africa.

Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary Programme

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa is currently offering a bursary opportunity that helps deserving pharmacy students as they pursue their postgraduate studies. Bursary support will cover tuition expenses for the school year and will need to be renewed accordingly.

Who should apply?

Those who wish to apply for bursary support from the PSSA will need to satisfy these minimum requirements:

  • Must be a full-time, post-graduate pharmacy student duly registered with a department, school, or faculty of Pharmacy
  • A South African student with a valid South African ID number
  • Must be a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa

What is the selection process?

The bursary Committee uses two simple yet effective criteria for assessing candidates:

  • The candidate’s (proposed) project viability – 60%
  • Financial incapacity – 40%

How do I apply

Eligible candidates who wish to push through with the application will need to fill out and application form. Download the application here.

Also, be sure to attach these support documents:

  • South African ID
  • Academic records
  • Proof of income

Once the application has been filled out completely and accurately, send it via email to: nitsa@pharmail.co.za

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is set on 14 April 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Contact Information

For enquiries about the bursary opportunity, get in touch with the PSSA at:

Tel: 012 470 9562
Email: nitsa@

Click here to view the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary Programme 2020 advert.

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