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. In 2006 academic year, for example, the following bursaries per health science study field were awarded:
Please note more health science study fields may be added per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.
We give financial assistance towards the qualification.
The bursaries are awarded on a work back principal 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 who are working, may start paying back their bursary obligation as soon as they have successfully completed their studies.
To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:
Bursars are expected to furnish the Department with satisfactory proof of registration at an accredited academic institution at the start of the financial year. He or she is also expected to submit all annual or supplementary examination results to the Department within 30 days of receiving such results.
Step 1: Apply at HEI for your required qualification.
Step 2: Collect bursary application from at HEI financial aid office.
Step 3: Complete the application form.
Step 4: Please ensure that all necessary documents are attached to the application form.
Step 5: Hand deliver the application form with documents back to the financial aid office.
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Download: Full Time Bursary Application Form (2015) for UWC, CPUT and US.
Click on link for UCT for their bursary application form which differs
from the other three universities as above.
Western Cape Government Health
Tel: 021 483 6610
Fax: 086 609 9893
Tel: 021 483 2806