Field of Study:
The South African Medical Association bursary is intended to support South African citizens in South Africa attend medical school in South Africa. The Bursary is to the value of R20 000 per annum and is intended to assist needy medical students who have good academic records.
All students are requested to submit certified proof of financial circumstances before bursaries are awarded.
SAMA will contact the universities directly with regard to bursaries for 1st year students and advise all 1st year students to ensure that they have applied with the universities of their choice timeously. Please note SAMA will not accept any 1st year student applications.The process of selection for bursaries to 1st year students will be finalized by 30 April 2020.
Only 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students are permitted to apply directly to SAMA between 15 January 2020 and 15 March 2020. Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered under any circumstances. The process of selection for bursaries will be finalized by 30 April 2020 and the successful candidates will be contacted telephonically.
Applicants who have not received any notification by 1 May 2020 may assume that their application has been unsuccessful.. The decision of the Bursaries Selection Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to unsuccessful applications. Due to the large number of applications received it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of applications, or to advise all applicants of the outcome.
Only applications from South African citizens in respect of medical studies (MB ChB or MB BCh) at a South African university will be considered.
Only 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students are permitted to apply directly to SAMA between 15 January 2020 and 15 March 2020. Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered under any circumstances.
Conditions of Bursary:
The continuation of the bursary will be conditional upon the continued pass rate of the student. The first portion of the bursary in the amount of R10 000.00 will be paid into the student's account at the University after receipt of successful registration at the University and the previous year's final examination results have been received. The remaining portion of R10 000.00 will be paid after the mid-year examination results have been received. This bursary will be non-exclusive although other bursaries that the recipient receives, need to be declared. The bursary will only be granted to students from the 2nd year up to the 5th year of studies.
This bursary is intended to supplement the tuition fee and will be paid directly into the student's university account. It may not be utilized for accommodation, books or any other related fees.
How to Apply:
Application forms may be downloaded from the SAMA website from 15 December 2019 via www.samedical.org -> About us -> Bursaries & Scholarships. SAMA members will receive first consideration and the application form can be completed online via www.samedical.org or can be requested from [email protected].
Post applications to: The Bursaries Officer, The South Africa Medical Association, P O Box 74789, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 OR email to the Bursary Assistant, Ms Grace Baloyi on [email protected]
Financial need is important when applications are considered. Historically disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Answer all questions in full, and enclose two recent testimonials with your application. Applicants are also expected to furnish a copy of their previous exam results before the closing date.