Prospective Students

This year (2019) we are supporting 236 students studying 20 different health science disciplines. 116 of the 236 students are studying medicine!

Student Selection Criteria

For youth to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, they must:

  • Be from the Umkhanyakude, Zululand, or King Cetshwayo districts in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, or live close to Christ the King Hospital (Ixopo) or St Patricks hospital (Bizana) or Zithulele hospital (Hole in the Wall) in the Eastern Cape
  • Have completed at least one week's worth of volunteer work at their local hospital
  • Have been accepted to study an approved health science degree
  • Be in proven financial need
  • Be willing to sign a year-for-year work back contract
  • Be interviewed and accepted by a local selection committee

Once students have been accepted into the scholarship programme they receive a comprehensive bursary that includes tuition, books, accommodation and food, as well as social- and academic mentoring.

Health Science Disciplines

Click on the career for job descriptions, salary statistics, education and training information and job opportunities:


The job requires the treatment of ailments and diseases of the mouth, and to prevent their occurrence or recurrence.
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Environmental Health

The theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that can adversely affect the health of present and future generations.
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The activities of a nurse include curative, preventative and rehabilitative healthcare for individuals, families and communities.
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Occupational Therapy

Assists the physically disabled, mentally disturbed, and children with developmental or learning disabilities to function independently in everyday life.
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Optometrists are primary healthcare specialists trained to examine the eyes for defects in sight, ocular diseases or abnormal conditions.
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Oral Hygiene

The practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems and bad breath.
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Pharmacists manufacture, prepare and supply suitable and safe medical products for the prevention/ alleviation or cure of illness in human beings.
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Physiotherapists test and measure the function of the musculoskeletal, pulmonary, neurological and cardiovascular systems of patients.
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Radiographers take X-rays and apply radioactive substances to specific parts of the patients’ bodies for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
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Social Work

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities to facilitate health and well-being.
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