The SAMA Bursary is offering a R20 000 per year to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are studying or have an interest in studying in the medical field (MB ChB / MB BCh). The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is a non-profit organisation that represents private and public sector medical practitioners.
Requirements and eligibility
Potential applicants must meet the following criteria:
South African citizen
Currently studying towards a Medical qualification (1st to 4th year of study) at a recognised South African university
Proven financial need
*Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups
How to apply
Students straight out of matric and applying to university for the first time must meet entrance requirements of the chosen institution. Students in their 2nd and 3rd must download and complete the SAMA Bursary Application Form (pdf).
The form can also be downloaded online here OR can be requested by emailing: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org .
The following documentation must be submitted with a completed application form.
Certified copy of ID document/ passport/ birth certificate/ citizenship certificate
Applicants full name, contact details and residential address
CV (stating education and volunteer experience) to a maximum of 2 pages
Two most recent reports
Proof of financial circumstances (certified copy)
Letter of acceptance into medical program and South African medical school (can be submitted after application form)
Completed SAMA Bursary Confidential Report form.
Completed application forms and additional documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Ms Karlien Pienaar (Bursary Assistant)
The Bursaries Officer
The South Africa Medical Association
P O Box 74789