2015 Gauteng Department of Health Bursaries

Are you a Gauteng resident? Do you need financial assistance in completing studies in a health-related field? The Gauteng Department of Health is inviting you to apply for its 2015 Gauteng Department of Health Bursaries. The Gauteng Department of Health will provide a limited number of bursaries / financial assistance to students residing in the Gauteng Province and who wish to study at a recognised/ accredited learning institution within South Africa for the academic year 2015. Financial assistance will be awarded to students from the second year of study onwards in specific fields of study.

The purpose of the bursary scheme is to provide financial assistance for the education, training and skills development of historically disadvantaged South Africans who are considering a career in Health Sciences and related professions. The Bursary scheme is committed to achieving the Employment Equity imperatives within the National Skills Development Strategy and the strategic priorities of the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development.

The Bursary Scheme promotes career development within identified scarce skills and professions in the Gauteng Department of Health. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to be part of a dedicated and skilled workforce committed to health for a better life for the population of Gauteng and all South Africans.

Within the framework of the Department’s Human Resources Recruitment Policy, the selection of candidates is based on the following criteria: Preference will be given to:

  • Applicants that are South African citizens
  • Students that excel academically and/or demonstrate potential with at least a C Symbol Aggregate in Matric. (When applicable – see Bursaries offered for grade 12 applicants).
  • Students that are not currently benefiting from any other bursary scheme
  • Applicants who wish to study towards areas identified by the department as scarce skills at recognized accredited Higher learning institutions within South Africa.
  • South African citizens who, for all intents and purposes, are permanently residing in Gauteng Province and coming from disadvantaged background.

Please note: All successful applicants will be required to enter into contractual agreements with the Gauteng Department Health.

Applicants for bursaries and financial assistance are invited in the following fields for the 2015 academic year for full time studies.

STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND STUDYING FOR 2014 AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING/ UNIVERSITY/ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY:

MBChB MA Clinical Psychology
B Pharmacy Speech therapy, language, audiology & Pathology
Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy
Medical Physicists   Dentistry

 

GRADE 12 APPLICANTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED ACCEPTANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING- UNIVERSITY/ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY FOR 2015

Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics Dietetics
Oral Hygiene Dental Technology
Dental Therapy Clinical Engineering
Clinical Technology Diagnostic Radiography
Optometry Radiotherapy
Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice Emergency Medical Care

 

APPLICANTION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING HEALTH FACILITIES:

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital Sebokeng Hospital
Natalspruit Hospital Tembisa Hospital
Tambo Memorial Hospital South Rand Hospital
Far East Rand Hospital Heidelberg Hospital
Rahima Moosa mother and child (former Coronation) Hospital Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Mamelodi Hospital Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital Leratong Hospital

 

NB: STUDENTS APPLYING FOR RADIOGRAPHY MUST APPLY AT THE RADIOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTS AT THE FOLLOWING HOSPITALS:

CHRIS HANI BARAGWANATH ACADEMIC HOSPITAL RAHIMA MOOSA MOTHER AND CHILD( FORMER CORONATION) HOSPITAL
CHARLOTTE MAXEKE JHB ACADEMIC HOSPITAL GEORGE MUKHARI ACADEMIC HOSPITAL
HELEN JOSEPH HOSPITAL TAMBO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
STEVE BIKO ACADEMIC HOSPITAL  

Application forms will also be made available by the Bursary Sections of the Gauteng Department of Health based at No. 1 Rissik, Penmore Building, CNR Rissik and Albert, Johannesburg (Entrance in Loveday Street); YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM BY CLICKING HERE.

APPLICANTS CAN HAND-DELIVER THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO: Gauteng Department of Health No. 1 Rissik, Penmore Building, JHB, Ground Floor. ALTERNATIVELY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE MAILED (REGISTERED MAIL) TO: 37 Sauer Street, Johannesburg, Private Bag X085, Marshalltown, 2107.

Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be considered; only completed applications and certified copies will be considered.

Should you have any queries please contact the Bursary Section Team: (011) 355 3847/3514

Closing date: 05 September 2014

If you do not receive any response from us within 3 month after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.