KZN Health Bursaries


Kzn Health Bursaries


The Department of Health is promoting careers in Health Sciences and is offering provincial bursaries to qualifying students in various fields.

Bursaries Available

  • Pharmacy,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Occupational Therapy,
  • Speech Therapy,
  • Oral Hygiene,
  • Dietetics,
  • Radiography (Ultrasound),
  • Medicine,
  • Psychology (clinical),
  • Emergency Medical Care,
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics,
  • Health Promotion
  • Radiography (Diagnostic and Ultrasound),
  • Audiology.

DO NOT go to the nearest Government Hospital to where you stay while at University, it may not be your home town.

You or a family member must collect and sign for the application form. You must return the FULLY COMPLETED form to the same Hospital you collected it from.

Who Must Apply

A poster advertising the KZN Department of Health’s Bursary Program will be placed at all Provincial Hospitals, Internet, Clinics and Municipal Offices, and will clearly display the respective fields of study / scarce skills required by the KZN Department of Health.
Please ensure that you apply for a bursary if you are indeed studying for a degree/diploma as captured and advertised on the poster per District.

You may therefore not apply for a bursary if the field of study you intend studying toward is not captured /reflected on the poster.

When Can You Apply:

KZN Department of Health Bursary Application Forms, for each academic year, can be collected from all Provincial Hospitals from 01/05 to 31/08 of every year.
Late applications will not be considered.

Bursary Criteria:
The applicant must be from KwaZulu-Natal
The applicant must have a good academic record
The applicant must have proof of application/registration to a Tertiary Institution
The applicant must not be in receipt of another bursary
The student must not have another degree/diploma
Recommendations will be made on a sliding scale in terms of parents income as follow:
R0 – R120000 (Tuition, Meals, Books, Accommodation)
R121000 – R150000 (Tuition, Meals and Accommodation)
R151000 – R200000 (Tuition, Accommodation, Books)
R201000 – R250000 (Tuition, Accommodation)
R251000 – R300000 (Tuition only)
Closing date for applications: 31 August of every year

How to Apply:

All applicants may obtain a KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Bursary Application Form from the nearest Government Hospital, Human Resource Department, to where your family home is in KwaZulu-Natal.

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