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:
Emergency Medical Care
Please note more health science study fields may be added per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.
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
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
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.
30 December 2017
Room T20-06, 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town
PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000
021 483 3465