The Mpumalanga Department of Health is calling on students who have a good academic record but no finances for studies to apply for one of the 123 bursaries it has on offer.
The bursaries are for aspirant or existing students in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, radiography, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, and speech and hearing therapy.
“After they’ve completed their degrees, they will be required to work for the department in Mpumalanga for four years to pay off the bursaries,” he said.
“Applicants must attach a copy of their ID and their mid-year matric results or academic records if they are already at university.
“We also need the payslip of applicants’ parents or guardians, and an affidavit if the parents are not working,” said Gabashane.
Gabashane said the department was funding 508 students studying across South Africa. “We also have 63 students who are studying medicine in Cuba through the South African-Cuban medicine programme,” he added.