Nursing Bursaries In South Africa 2022-2023

Nursing Bursaries In South Africa 2022-2023

Nursing bursaries are made available yearly for South African students with great compassion and desire to care for those who cannot care for themselves.  These bursaries are available to motivated candidates wanting to make a difference within their communities and who are faced with dire financial needs, therefore, cannot study further due to this fact.

There are a number of companies providing bursaries for these fields of study each year and you can find more information about these bursary programs here with the following institutes:

Nursing Bursaries in South Africa

Department of Health Nursing Bursaries

Department of Correctional Services Bursaries

Ekurhuleni Bursaries

Netcare Bursaries Programme in South Africa

BestMed Bursaries Application For Nursing

KZN Health Nursing BursariesWestern Cape Government Health Bursaries

Here are some of the most commonly found study fields you will find within the Nursing field:

  • Medical care for Emergency
  • Nursing Care
  • General Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public health

For a student to be eligible to study in the fields of nursing one ought to meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates have to be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
  • Candidates have to prove their need for financial assistance.
  • Candidates have to have an outstanding academic record.
  • Candidates have to have pre-approval from an institute of higher learning.
  • Candidates have to be from a previously disadvantaged background.

Most Students will find work at any state hospital, private hospital, clinic or emergency care services in South Africa as well as international.  Students are responsible to find out from the sponsoring company if there is a ‘work-back’ period.  For any additional information have a look at the bursaries available here on the site.

There are also possibilities of further study after a nursing field has been successfully completed for those interested in taking their careers even further.  Do you have a deep caring for other people and their well-being?  If you love working with people and caring for those in need then nursing could be the perfect field of study for you.

Do you dream of a career within the medical field, helping and caring for the sick and injured? Whether you dream of becoming a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dietitian, occupational therapist (or any other health science professional), you will need to obtain a qualification within this sector.

In order to be accepted into the Medical/ Health faculty at a university or tertiary institution, you must show above average results in Science (Life Science/ Biology and sometimes Physical Science too) and Mathematics. Medical studies take a lot of dedication and time, but they are highly worth it if you are passionate about the field.

Here are a list of all the Medical bursaries in South Africa for 2022 and 2022 years of study. We have also provided the average annual salary for various careers within the Medical field.


Audiologists are medical professionals who identify, diagnose and treat patients with hearing, balance and related auditory disorders. Audiologists also provide personalised services to help minimise the conditions of these disorders, so that patients may have an improved quality of life.
The average Audiologist earns roughly R225 000 per annum.


Biochemistry explores the chemical processes relating to and within living organisms. Biochemists use advanced laboratory equipment to study the chemical principles of biological processes. They also use chemical techniques and knowledge to solve complex biological problems.
The average annual salary for a Biochemist is around R185 000.


Clinical dietitians and nutritionists work in clinics, care facilities, hospitals, private practices and other institutions, to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients. These healthcare professionals are responsible for creating nutritional programmes for people, based on the patients health requirements, as well as advising them on how to maintain healthier lifestyles.
Dietitians earn an average annual salary of R177 000, while Nutritionists earn around R153 000 per annum.


Dentists are healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat problems with teeth, gums and related parts of a patients mouth. There are various sectors within the denistry field, such as:
-Orthodontists: they straighten teeth by applying braces or other appliances.
-Oral pathologists: they diagnose conditions within the mouth such as oral diseases, ulcers or bumps.
-Dental public health specialists: they promote dental health and prevention of dental diseases within certain communities.
-Endodontists: they perform root canals, which entails removing the blood supply and nerves for an injured or infected tooth.
-Pediatric dentists: they provide dental treatment for children and special needs patients.
-Prosthodontists: they replace missing teeth with bridges, crown or movable parts like dentures.
-Periodontists: they treat the bones and gums that support the teeth.
-Oral and maxillofacial radiologists: they diagnose disease in the neck and head by way of imaging technologies.
-Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: they operate on the jaws, mouth, gums, teeth, head and neck. They also provide procedures such as removing impacted teeth and repairing cleft lip or palate.
The average annual salary for a Dentist is around R420 000 per annum.


An Emergency Medical Technician (also known as an “EMT”) responds to emergency calls to provide immediate care to critically injured or ill patients, and thereafter to transport them to a medical facility. During transportation, EMT’s are responsible for monitoring the patients vital signs, while the other EMT drives the emergency vehicle.
Emergency Medical Technicians/ Paramedics earn an average annual salary of R160 000.


There are many careers within the medical sector and therefore the job responsibilities and salary vary accordingly. The bursaries below are for applicable for any students within the Medical field