Bursary Programme at the Gauteng Department of Health – 2017

By on October 12, 2016
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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 recognized/ accredited learning institution within South Africa for the academic year 2017. Financial assistance will be awarded to students from the first 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. 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
South African citizens who, for all intents and purposes, are permanently residing in Gauteng Province and coming from disadvantaged background.
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.

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 2016 academic year for full time studies.

STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND STUDYING FOR 2016 AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING/ UNIVERSITY/ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY:

GRADE 12 APPLICANTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED ACCEPTANCE AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNINGUNIVERSITY/ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY FOR 2017

MBCHB (Medicine)
Podiatry
Diagnostic Radiography
Speech therapy, language, audiology & Pathology
Optometry
Radiotherapy
Oral Hygiene
Occupational Therapy Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Technology
B Pharmacy
Ultrasound
Dietetics Physiotherapy
Clinical Engineering
Master in Clinical Psychology
Emergency Medical Care
Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics

APPLICATION 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

NOTE: 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

Closing date is 14 October 2016

Application forms will also be made available by the Bursary Sections of the Gauteng Department of Health based at No. 79 Fox, Old Reserve Bank Building, CNR Fox and Simmonds, Johannesburg (Entrance in Simmonds Street). Otherwise click here to download the form.

APPLICANTS CAN HAND-DELIVER THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO: Gauteng Department of Health No. 79 Fox, Old Reserve Bank Building, CNR Fox and Simmonds, JHB, 3rd 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: 061 165 9412 / 079 889 6031 / 011 355 3847/3514

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

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