South African Medical Association Bursaries and Scholarships

SAMA Medical Education Bursary
The SAMA medical education bursary is intended to support South African citizens who live in South Africa and attending medical school in South Africa. The bursaries will only be used to fund study in the medical field i.e. pre-graduate studies towards an MBChB or equivalent degree. SAMA provides 20 bursaries per year which may include existing bursary recipients. The pre-graduate bursary is offered to students up to the fifth year of study and will be paid into the students’ account at the various Universities as it is only intended to assist with the tuition fee. SAMA will contact the universities with regard to bursaries to 1st year students and advise all 1st year students to ensure that they have apply with the universities of their choice timeously. SAMA will not accept any 1st year student applications. Applications will only be accepted from 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student and between 15 January and 15 March each year. The bursary amounts to R20 000 per person per annum. More information as well as the application forms in this regard will be uploaded by 1 December.

SAMA PhD Supplementary Scholarship
The SA Medical Association wishes to encourage postgraduate research in the medical field, specifically with a view to promoting research and development in medicine for medical doctors in South Africa. SAMA is therefore proud to offer the SAMA PhD Supplementary Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded on merit to the successful applicant who must be a South African citizen and a graduate (MBChB or equivalent degree) of a university in South Africa who has started their PhD study one year prior to applying for this scholarship* as the SAMA Bursary Committee will also consider the progress made during the candidate’s first year of the PhD study. Preference will be given to SAMA members. The main selection criteria is the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for South Africa's research programme. The value of the Supplementary Scholarship amounts to R100 000 as well as the candidate’s tuition fee for the relevant year. Applications may be submitted between 15 July and 31 August and no late submissions will be accepted.

SAMA Research Masters Supplementary Scholarship
The SA Medical Association wishes to encourage postgraduate research in the medical field, specifically with a view to promoting research and development in medicine for medical doctors in South Africa. SAMA is therefore proud to offer the SAMA Research Masters Supplementary Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded on merit to the successful applicant who must be a South African citizen and a medical graduate of any university in South Africa who has started their Research Masters study one year prior to the application for this scholarship as the SAMA Bursary Committee also consider the progress made during the candidate’s first year of research. This excludes the Professional Masters degree such as the Masters in Medicine done as a requirement for specialist training. Preference will be given to SAMA members. The main selection criteria are the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the SA environment. The value of the Supplementary Scholarship amounts to R50 000 disbursed equally over two years. Applications may be submitted between 15 July and 31 August.

More information as well as the relevant application forms on the bursaries and the supplementary scholarships may be obtained from the SAMA website or from the Bursary Officer, Ms K Pienaar on karlienp@samedical.org

 

  
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