Bursaries

Western Cape Government Health Bursary Programmes 2020

September 16, 2019

The Western Cape Government is inviting all qualified and interested parties to apply for its Health Bursary Programmes for 2020.

With the help of the South African government, the Government of West Cape creates laws for and provides services for the benefit of each citizen of Western Cape. In addition to working with the national government, the Western Cape Government also works with other municipalities to ensure that its people enjoy access to services, information and facilities they need.

WCG Health Bursary Programmes 2020

The Western Cape government is currently offering a limited number of bursaries under its Health Department. The bursary offer is to drive more students to pursue qualifications in fields of study where there is an identified shortage of skills. In addition, the programme aims to attract suitable individuals with solid competencies, skills and knowledge who can assist the Health Department meet its service delivery needs.

Bursary support is awarded to students intending to pursue the following fields of study:

  • Medical (MBChB)
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Medical Care

The recognized universities where a prospective bursar can pursue a health science qualification are as follows:

  • University of Western Cape
  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of Stellenbosch

More health science-related areas of study may be added or removed each school year depending on the Health department’s service delivery needs.

Bursary benefits are given on a work back scheme for each year benefits were awarded. The first year of bursary obligation will require the student to render community service. Working students are required to pay back the bursary obligation by the time they successfully completed their qualification.

Who should apply?

Individuals who meet the following basic requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Must be a South African citizen and Western Cape resident
  • Must gain admission to a higher education institution (HEI) recognized by the Department
  • Able to submit a valid proof of registration from an accredited HEI at the beginning of the financial year
  • Must be able to secure and submit all supplementary or annual results within 30 days upon receipt of the results

View a PDF format of the WCG Health Bursary Programme advert by clicking the link.

How do I apply?

  • Application forms are available at the accedited HEI where the qualification will be pursued or
  • Download the application form here
  • Apply online by clicking here

The following supporting documents are to be uploaded/attached to your application:

  • Copy of South African ID
  • Highest academic results from previous year or matric certificate. Current matric students submit results from Grade 12, June 2019
  • Proof of residence such as lease agreement, rates, account statement or an affidavit
  • Proof parent’s income such as SASSA letter, tax certificate or payslip
  • Motivation letter addressed to the Bursary Committee

Send application forms by post to:

Directorate: People Development
Sub-directorate: People Development and Training Programme
PO Box 2060
Cape Town, 8000

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 30 September 2019.

Contact Information

For further details about the bursary programme, call:

Western Cape Government
Bursary Department
Tel. no: 021 483 6610, 021 483 6610, 021 483 7083
Email: Health.bursary@westerncape.gov.za

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