Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/ FPE Bursaries 2022

 

  

ABOUT THE COMPANY – PSSA

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 BURSARY PROGRAMMES

The Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) award bursaries to Undergraduate and Postgraduate pharmacy students each year. 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.
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%).

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 recognised 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

Undergraduate bursary application:
Download and complete the 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)
  • Motivational letter from a lecturer
  • Financial declaration and proof of income of the person/ people you depend on for financial support
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: applications must only be submitted from August, NO faxed or emailed applications will be accepted)

Postgraduate bursary application:
Download and complete the FPE Postgraduate 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)
Completed application must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email to Ms Nitsa Manolis:
nitsa@pharmail.co.za
2) Fax (pages and supporting documentation must be signed)
0866 159 835

CLOSING DATES

Undergraduate bursary: 30 October 2021.
Postgraduate (Masters/ Doctoral) bursary: 14 April 2020.
(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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