SAMA: Bursary Programme 2020

SAMA: Bursary Programme 2020

SAMA (South African Medical Association): Bursary Programme 2020

SAMA: Bursary Programme 2020

About South African Medical Association:

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) was formed in May 1998 as a way to unify doctors from various groups, who had a range of interests. Today, SAMA is a non-profit organisation for both private and public sector medical practitioners. The voluntary membership association aims to serve the needs and interests of its members in healthcare-related matters.

The core values of SAMA include: Professional; Leadership; Ubuntu; Innovative; Principled and Vibrant.

About South African Medical Association Bursary:

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) bursary is intended for 2nd to 4th year students studying within the medical field (MB ChB or MB BCh), who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and also show strong academic ability.

Bursaries will be awarded to the value of R20 000 per annum, to help medical students pay for tuition fee only (NOT for textbooks, accommodation or other related expenses). As this is not a full coverage bursary, students are allowed to acquire other bursary funding which must be declared to SAMA.

Renewability & Selection Of A Bursary:

Bursaries are renewable each year based on students passing their subjects.

Successful applicants will be contacted telephonically by 30 April 2019. If you have not received any feedback by 1 May 2019, please accept that your application was not successful.

Bursary Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Currently studying towards a MB ChB/ MB BCh Medical qualification (2nd, 3rd and 4th year students only – 1st year students will NOT be funded)
  • Currently studying at a recognised South African university
  • Good academic record
  • Proven financial need
  • Students from previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply

Closing Date: 15 March 2020

How To Apply For The Bursary:

Download and complete the South African Medical Association Bursary Application Form(.pdf)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

Via Email:
Ms Grace Baloyi (Bursary Assistant)


The Bursaries Officer
The South Africa Medical Association
P O Box 74789
Lynnwood Ridge

NB: Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

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