Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries

By | December 31, 2019

Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries

 

Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries

Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries

About Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa

The history of the Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (PSSA) dates back to 1885, when a team of seven pharmacists met in King Williamstown.

After the meeting, branch associations were established across the country to develop various medical societies. However, it was not until 1946 that the Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (PPSA) was established, which was the result of the merger of all the societies.

Today, PSSA’s vision and mission is to become a national leader in the pharmaceutical profession and to support the pharmaceutical profession through better drug use and better patient care.

The Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students each year. The scholarship is administered by the Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (PSSA). 4,444 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded to BPharm pharmacy students in the second year of study or beyond. Grants are awarded per academic year at a time; a new application must be submitted each year to renew the grant.

Graduate scholarships are applicable to master’s and doctoral students pursuing disciplines related to pharmacy. Grants are awarded per academic year at a time; A new application must be submitted each year to renew the grant.

ELIGIBILITY 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):
Undergraduate bursary:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying full-time towards a BPharm qualification (from 2nd year of study onwards)
  • Studying at a recognized tertiary institute in South Africa
  • PSSA student member
  • Passed all previous subjects/ modules
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • Proven financial need (family income of less than R130 000 per annum before tax)

Postgraduate bursary:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Completed an undergraduate qualification
  • Studying full-time towards a postgraduate pharmacy qualification
  • Studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • PSSA student member (membership is free, email nitsa@pharmail.co.za for more info)

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARIES

Download and complete the relevant application form:
Undergraduate bursary:
FPE Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record/ transcript (certified copy)
  • Letter of motivation by one of your pharmacy lecturers
  • Financial Declaration (details are on the application form)
  • Proof of family income (certified copy)
  • Proof of any other dependants of the supporter
  • Proof of any other financial assistance (loans/ bursaries etc)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE)
PO Box 75769
Lynnwood Ridge
0040

2) Hand delivery/ courier:
Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE)
435 Flinders Lane
Lynnwood
0081

(Please do NOT fax or email your application)
Postgraduate bursary:
FPE Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record/ transcript (certified copy)
  • Proof of income (certified copy)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: nitsa@pharmail.co.za

2) Fax: 0866 159 835

CLOSING DATES

Undergraduate bursary: 21 October
Postgraduate (Masters/ Doctoral) bursary: 9 June
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa directly:
Contact Person: Ms Nitsa Manolis (FPE Administrator)
Tel 012 470 9562
Email: nitsa@pharmail.co.za

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