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Full Medical Degree Bursaries on offer for Gauteng students

Gauteng Department of Health


The Gauteng Department of Health, in an effort boost the falling number of doctors in the region, is inviting all youth across the province who are interested in following a career path in medicine to apply for bursaries to study in Cuba.

THe proposed course will take candidates 8 years to complete comprising of 1 year of Spanish and foundation courses to help bridge the language barrier’s. Followed by 5 years of medical studies and ending with a further 2 years of studies at a South African University to complete a degree in medicine.


Minimum Course Requirements

  • Must have a Matric certificate
  • Level 4 in Physical Science
  • Level 4 in Physical Mathematics
  • Level 4 in Life Sciences
  • Level 4 in English
  • South Africa citizen
  • Permanently residing in Gauteng
  • Age 18 – 25
  • Already registered at Nursing Colleges and Higher Education Institutions in their third year of study

The only restriction for this offer is for those students who have already obtained a tertiary qualification will not be considered.

The Department of Health stated that it will assist and finance a limited number of successful candidates to complete a degree in medicine. “Successful applicants will sign a bursary contract prior to the departure to Cuba with the department to serve/work for the same number of years as the duration of study in Cuba and South Africa.”

For those students and families who can afford to pay for tuition, they are also invited to apply and take up this opportunity to complete a medical degree.


Application Process

Bursary application forms are available directly from the Gauteng Department of Health located at 78 Fox Street, 9th floor, Old Standard Bank Building, Johannesburg

The application forms are also available at the Human Resource Units of the following Hospitals: Dr George Mukhari Academic, Steve Biko Academic, Chris Hani Academic, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic, Sebokeng, Natalspruit, Tembisa, Tambo, Leratong and Dr Yusuf Dadoo.


Certified Documents Required

After completing the bursary application form, remember to attach 2 certified copies of the following documents to your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Birth Certificate (of applicant and all dependants of the parents)
  • Identification document (applicant and parents/guardian)
  • Passport (if available)
  • National Certificate (statements of results for 2012 matriculants will be accepted)
  • Proof of registration from the University (if currently registered)

Other certified documents; Academic record (progress report) from the University; Proof of income of both parents or guardians (sworn affidavits for those without proof of income) as well as proof of residence in the form of utility bill or account registered in parents’ or guardian’s name.


Hand Delivered

All completed applications are to be hand delivered to:

The Directorate: Professional Development (attention: Yvonne Skosana)
78 Fox Street, 9th Floor, The Old Standard Bank Building


Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 28 June 2013.


Contact details

For more information or any questions regarding the bursary call

Yvonne Skosana on 011 298 2328/2334 or
M Motaung on 011 298 2484.

Source: SAnews.gov.za