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Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/ FPE Bursaries 2022-2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – PSSA

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The history of the South African Pharmaceutical Association (PSSA) dates back to 1885, when a team of 7 pharmacists met in King Williamstown.
Since the meeting, branches were formed across the country and various pharmaceutical societies were developed. However, it wasn’t until the year 1946 that the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PPSA) was formed, as the result of the amalgamation of all the societies.

Today, the PSSA’s vision and mission is to be the countries leader of the pharmacy profession, as well as to provide support for the pharmacy profession by way of improving the use of medication and greater patient care.

ABOUT THE PSSA BURSARY PROGRAMMES

Every year, the Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) invite Undergraduate and Postgraduate Pharmacy students, to apply for their bursary. The bursary is administered by the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA).

The Undergraduate bursary will be awarded to BPharm pharmacy students are in their 2nd or subsequent year of study. The bursary is awarded for 1 academic year at a time – a new application must be submitted each year for a bursary renewal. Bursaries will be awarded based on the following: students financial circumstances; academic achievements and other financial assistance received.
The Postgraduate bursary is for Masters and Doctoral students pursuing their studies within Pharmacy related subjects. The bursary is awarded for 1 academic year at a time – a new application must be submitted each year for a bursary renewal. Candidates are selected based on 2 criteria: project viability and academic potential (which counts for 60%) and financial need (which counts for 40%).

Bursaries will be awarded for 1 academic year at a time and students are required to reapply for funding each year. There are no conditions or obligations tied to the bursary award.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PSSA BURSARIES

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:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying full-time towards a BPharm qualification
  • You must be starting your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study (1st year students will not be funded)
  • You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • You must be a PSSA student member (membership is free, email nitsa@pssa.org.za for more info)
  • You must have passed all your previous subjects/ modules
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% at mid-year
  • You must have proven financial need (with family income of less than R130 000 per annum before tax)

Postgraduate bursary:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have completed an undergraduate qualification
  • You must be studying full-time towards a postgraduate (Masters or Doctoral) pharmacy qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • You must be a PSSA student member (membership is free, email nitsa@pssa.org.za for more info)

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PSSA UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY

Download and complete the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) (.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)
  • Motivational letter from a pharmacy lecturer
  • Financial declaration (proof of parents/ guardians/ household income: certified copy of payslips if employed; balance sheet if self-employed; affidavit if unemployed or working within the informal sector; proof of pension if applicable) (signed by the applicant and person responsible for your financial support) (page 3 of the application form)

 

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

2) Delivery:
435 Flinders Lane
Lynnwood
0081

(Please note: faxed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted).

Please note:

  • Certified copies of documents must be submitted – do NOT submit original documents.
  • The bursary will NOT cover any existing loans or outstanding student debts.
  • Applicants will receive an email confirmation once their application has been received.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback, please accept that your application was not successful.
  • The final decision will be made by the Committee – no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decision.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PSSA POSTGRADUATE BURSARY

Download and complete the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate) (.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)
  • A project summary, including your research project summary (maximum 800 words)
  • Itemised project budget

Completed application must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email to Ms Nitsa Manolis: nitsa@pssa.org.za

2) Fax (pages and supporting documentation must be signed): 0866 159 835

CLOSING DATES FOR THE PSSA BURSARIES

Undergraduate bursary: 29 October 2021.
Postgraduate (Masters/ Doctoral) bursary: 30 April 2021.

(Applications submitted after these dates 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@pssa.org.za
Please do NOT contact the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://www.zabursaries.co.za/bursary-news/

This bursary listing was last updated on: 4 June 2021.

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