Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries 2024: Financial Aid Available for Healthcare University Students

About the Western Cape Dept of Health
The Western Cape Government Health Department is an establishment that is driven by their primary purpose and obligation to provide a wide range of quality health services to the citizens of the province. For the people of the Western Cape and beyond, the department aspires to provide equitable access to high-quality health services by working together with relevant stakeholders, within a solid healthcare system in the establishment.

About the Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries 2024
Western Cape Dept of Health is offering financial assistance for candidates who wish to obtain bursary programmes to support their educational journeys. The Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries is conducted to encourage young people to stay motivated during their academic pursuits, especially in the healthcare department.

The Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries is available for the following courses and universities:

  • B Nursing (University of Western Cape / Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
  • B Tech Nursing R 174/Diploma in Nursing R 171/Higher Certificate R 169 (at Western Cape College of Nursing – Atholone, George or Worcester campus)
  • Degree Medicine (at University of Stellenbosch/University of Cape Town/University of Free Stte/University of Pretoria/University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Degree Pharmacy (at North West University – Potchefstroom campus/University of Western Cape)
  • BSc Radiography in Therapy, BSc Radiography in Diagnostic or BSc Radiography in Ultrasound (at Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care (at Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Please be kindly informed that the Western Cape Department of Health and Welness have the authority to add or remove the Health Science qualifications as covered by the bursary every year, as acfcording to the needs of the Department.

Eligibility Criteria
Signing up for the Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries is easy. But before you click on the “Apply” button, don’t forget to take a look at the eligibility criteria. Each of these item plays an integral part to towards the success of your applications. To increase your chances of getting accepted by the selection committee, it’s recommended that you meet all of these items below. Not fulfilling everything might put your applications into a risky position.

The Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Pursuing your Matric of have finished your Matric qualification
  • Planning to pursue or already accepte for full time studies at one of the courses and universities above
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about pursuing your education.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries 2024.

If you already have a registered accout, you can Login to the application site instead.

To sign up for the bursary, you will need to create an account on the portal provided above. This account will be used to store your personal information needed for the registration phase.

Make sure you protect your account from any unwanted strangers. Never share your account credentials, especially your password, to anyone else.

Additionally, you will need to provide the documents below:

  • A certified copy of your Identity Document
  • A certified copy of your most updated qualification/academic track record
  • A certified copy of your legitimate proof of residence
  • A certified copy of your parents or guaradians’ proof of residence
  • A certified copy of your proof of disability
  • A letter of motivation.

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to the selection committee to have your personal information utilized for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be disqualified from the registration period.

Candidates must process their applications through the portal provided above. Submissions made through other methods, such as email or fax, will not be accepted by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Western Cape Dept of Health Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 29 September 2023.

If you are keen on signing up for the programme, candidates are advised to submit their applications way before the closing date. This is to prevent the chances of a late application, which may disrupt your registration.

The selection committee will not be tolerating any late applications. Anyone found to be sending in their applications day past the closing date will automatically be disqualified from the programme.

Western Cape Dept of Health holds all rights to provide anyone with a bursary opportunity or not. Anyone found to be canvassing with the selection committee’s decision will be disqualified.


  1. Good day Mam/Sir
    Am writimg a letter asking for the bursary. Because l am in need of it so much. Yes my parents lack with source of income. I will really want to countinue with my studies doing nursing making my parents proud and making a change in my family. I am a hard worker, l believe that there is nothing impossible that cant talk.

  2. I am cwangco Dikiso who is doing grade 12 .I asked permission to study nursing doing Diploma R171: my midyear results as follows English level 6,Xhosa level4,life science Level 5, agriculture science level 7, physical science level 2 maths leve1 ,life orientation level 4

  3. Looking for the position or job doing Diploma R171
    I did grade 12 in 2014 found life Science, Maths Literacy,level4,Life science Level 5 , English level 3 , Agriculture Science level 5

  4. Diploma R171 nursing
    l am applying for above mentioned position . l did the Social worker but I am interested to the above position l passed Life science with level 5 ,maths literacy with level 4 and English level 3 and Agriculture science level 5

  5. I’m interested in a nursing diploma,please email me thecapplication forms

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