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The South African Medical Association bursaries: Important information

Dear Medical Student

The South African Medical Association Medical Student Bursary is to the value of R20 000 per annum from the first to the fourth year of studies and will be offered to a deserving student who is already studying towards a MBChB or equivalent degree, but finds that due to financial pressures that he/ she is unable to continue his/ her studies.

 

VERY IMPORTANT

• Only applications in respect of the study in the medical field i.e. MBChB or equivalent degree at a South African university will be considered.

• Application forms may be downloaded from our website via www.samedical.org -> About us -> Bursaries & Scholarships.

• While financial need is an important consideration, applications are evaluated in the first instance on academic merit.

Only students with an above average aggregate need therefore apply.

• Answer all questions in full, and make sure that two recent reports and a testimonial are enclosed with your application.

Applicants are also expected to furnish a copy of their mid-year exam results before the closing date.

• Finalists may be requested to submit certified proof of financial circumstances before bursaries are awarded.

• The decision of the Bursaries Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to unsuccessful applications.

• Due to the large number of applications received it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of applications, or to advise all applicants of the outcome. For that reason only successful candidates will be advised. Applicants who have not received notification by 30 December may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.

The South African Medical Association bursary is to the value of R20 000 per annum and is intended to assist needy medical students who have outstanding scholastic records, during their preclinical study years.

VERY IMPORTANT

• Only applications in respect of first year medical studies (MB ChB or MB BCh) at a South African university will be considered.

• Application forms may be downloaded from our website via www.samedical.org -> About us -> Bursaries & Scholarships.

• While financial need is an important consideration, applications are evaluated in the first instance on academic merit. Only students with an A aggregate need therefore apply.

• Answer all questions in full, and make sure that two recent reports and a testimonial are enclosed with your application. Applicants are also expected to furnish a copy of their mid-year exam results before the closing date.

• Finalists may be requested to submit certified proof of financial circumstances before bursaries are awarded.

• The decision of the Bursaries Selection Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to unsuccessful applications.

• Due to the large number of applications received it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of applications, or to advise all applicants of the outcome. For that reason only successful candidates will be advised. Applicants who have not received notification by 30 December may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September. Applications received after this date will not be considered under any circumstances.

Post applications to: The Bursaries Officer, South Africa Medical Association,

P O Box 74789, Lynnwood Ridge 0040.

Attention: Mrs KARLIEN PIENAAR

BURSARIES OFFICER