Western Cape Department of Health Bursary South Africa

Western Cape Department of Health Bursary South Africa

  • Radiography
  • Emergency medical care
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical (MBChB)

Students will be required to work complete community service within the Department, for the duration equal to their bursary award.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the Western Cape
  • Accepted to study full-time within the Health Science faculty
  • Will study at one of the following tertiary institutions: University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, Cape Peninsula University of Technology,



The latest application forms can be downloaded at: www.westerncape.gov.za/service/bursaries-health (please note that each tertiary institution has their own application form).
Complete application forms and all necessary supporting documentation must then be delivered to your tertiary institutions financial aid office:

    • UCT (University of Cape Town)

Student Financial Aid
Wilfred and Jules Kramer Building
Level 3
Cross Campus Road
Middle Campus
UCT Rondebosch
(ATT: Mr Z Baker)

    • UWC (University of the Western Cape)

Financial Aid Office
Private Bag X17
(ATT: Ms J Ontong)

    • Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Health Science
PO BOX 19063
(ATT: Ms P Lewis)

    • CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Financial Aid
Library Extension
P.O. BOX 1906
(ATT: Mr C Claasen)


Differs per University – please contact your institution below.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Janice September
Tel: 021 483 2806
Email: janice.benjamin@westerncape.gov.za
Monray Strydom
Tel: 021 483 6610
Fax: 086 609 9893
Email: monray.strydom@westerncape.gov.za
Alternatively, please contact your relevant financial aid department:

    • UCT (University of Cape Town), Mr Z Baker, Tel: 021 650 3632
    • UWC (University of the Western Cape), Ms J Ontong, Tel: 021 959 9753/4
    • Stellenbosch University, Ms P Lewis, Tel: 021 938 9458
    • CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Mr C Claasen, Tel: 021 959 6253