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Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary 2022


Through the Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) the Pharmaceutical Society promotes and administers the availability of bursaries for undergraduate study of pharmacy at recognised institutions in SA from the second year of study onwards.

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa was established on 1 January 1946, as the first professional representation of pharmacy in South Africa.

The PSSA  aims to improve the use of medication in pharmacy and to promote developments in patient care.

The PSSA is offering bursaries to pharmacy students who are in their second year of study and above.

The bursary is only open to students who are South African citizens.

Postgraduate bursaries (Masters/Doctorals)
The Foundation makes bursaries available for postgraduate study in pharmacy related subjects

Postgraduate Assessment Criteria

  • Project Viability and Academic potential – 60%
  • Financial need – 40%

Closing date: 02 May 2022

Candidate Requirements


  • Only FULL-TIME pharmacy students from the second year of study – no first year applications will be considered (Grade 12’s also excluded)
  • Only South African citizens


  • Only one academic year at a time
  • Recipients of bursaries must submit a new application each year for renewal of bursaries


All relevant criteria are taken into consideration during the allocations, including: 

  • Financial circumstances of the applicant (most weighted criteria) – applicants whose family income exceeds R130 000 per annum before tax are seldom eligible for financial aid
  • Academic achievement – all subjects must be passed – minimum 60% average overall
  • Dependants of the supporter still studying – tertiary institutions, scholars
  • Other financial assistance – bursaries, loans etc.
  • Special circumstances
  • Sponsor specific criteria

Conditions of Bursary

  • No late applications will be accepted
  • Only full-time pharmacy students registered with a School/Department/Faculty of Pharmacy will be considered
  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered – this means you have a SA ID number
  • The postgraduate student must be a PSSA member – a membership fee will be applicable if the applicant is not registered with SAPC or not an academic intern – send email to [email protected] for application form

All information in the financial section of the application form will be treated in strictest confidence.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure that all supporting documentation is attached, i.e. ID, proof of income, academic record, etc.
  • The decision of the Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning its decisions.
  • No conditions are attached to the awards regarding any post-qualification requirements. However, should the recipient of an award discontinue his/her studies for any reason during the year of the award, the award becomes repayable immediately in such manner as the Foundation may decide.
  • The bursaries awarded are made payable to the institution at which the recipient is studying. After deduction of fees and other legitimate expenses the institution will pay over any balance to the recipient.
  • Recipients of bursaries must submit a new application each year.

How to Apply

Complete the application form and submit clear copies of:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Tertiary academic record/ transcript (certified copy)

The postgraduate bursary application form for 2022 can be downloaded here or see attached.

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