South African Medical Association Bursary 2022

By | September 17, 2019
By | November 5, 2017

South African Medical Association Bursary 2022

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) was implemented in May 1998 as a way to unify doctors from various specialisations. Today, SAMA is a non-profit organisation for both private and public sector medical practitioners.


The bursary is intended for students studying within the medical field (MB ChB / MB BCh), who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and also show strong academic ability.

The bursary award is to the value of R20 000 per annum, to help medical students pay for tuition fee (NOT for books, accommodation or other related fees).


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Completed Matric,
  • Currently studying towards a Medical qualification (1st to 4th year of study) at a recognised South African university,
  • Proven financial need,
  • *Previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Previously disadvantage background
  • Social and demographic circumstances
  • Potential to excel academically
  • Leadership qualities
  • References



1st year students must apply to their chosen university.

2nd and 3rd year students must download and complete the  SAMA Bursary Application Form (pdf).

Alternatively, you can download an application form at:
OR request an application form by emailing: /
The following supporting documents are to be submitted alongside the complete application form:

  • ID document/ passport/ birth certificate/ citizenship certificate (certified copy),
  • 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.


Application forms and supporting documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:
Ms Karlien Pienaar (Bursary Assistant)

2) Post:
The Bursaries Officer
The South Africa Medical Association
P O Box 74789
Lynnwood Ridge


30 September


For any bursary queries, please contact:
The South Africa Medical Association
Ms Karlien Pienaar (Bursary Assistant)
Tel: 012 481 2036

See Also : Learnerships : Bursaries : Apprenticeships : Traineeships : and Internships Available Now

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