Netcare Bursaries Online Application


Living on our magnificent planet earth is an exciting and sometimes breathtaking adventure. There’s so much to enjoy, and when you are healthy, you sometimes feel that the sky is the limit. You can achieve anything. You can work, and you can play all you like, and nothing can touch you.

Unfortunately, as beautiful as it is, life is fragile, and health is fragile. Sometimes, often unexpectedly, something happens that shatters your world. It may be an accident, or you can go to the doctor for a minor ailment to find out that disease has crept up on you and it shattered your health. That is when you need urgent medical intervention. That is when you need Netcare.

Established in 1996, Netcare in South Africa has grown into a leading private health care provider within the country.. 

Netcare is committed to delivering its services with five core principles as its guiding lights. These are:

Caring: for patients ethically and professionally.

Truth: Communicate honestly.

Passion: always displaying a passionate drive to do better.

Dignity. Caring with understanding and respect.

Participation: willing to work as a team member.

Netcare does not only have the best medical facilities, but it has also become the number one trainer for people working in the medical profession. Being the best means having the best people available to work for you. That is why Netcare has introduced bursaries to help train people in providing care when and where it is needed most. Netcare has helped save many lives. A career spent passionately caring for those struck down unexpectedly is within reach if you have the knowledge and means to make it possible.

If you are academically competent and do not have the knowledge, a study is the answer. If, however, you do not have the means to study, then you will need a helping hand.

Thanks to Netcare bursaries and sponsorships, many people in this position have been able to follow that career path.

Netcare has as its aim to make sure you are in safe hands when you find yourself in their care. That is only possible if the people looking after you know their duties and how to perform them accurately. That is why they have introduced an annual enrollment programme of suitable candidates to join their training.

They realize that not all the candidates are able to pay for this training and award bursaries for those who meet their requirements.

Among the expenses covered by the bursary are tuition fees, prescribed books, housing, and a monthly living allowance. 

The program accepts students in the pharmacy and commerce faculties.

Courses covered include

  • Community Pharmacy.
  • Drug Abuse Counseling.
  • Emergency Care.
  • Finance.
  • General Nursing.
  • Hospital Pharmacy.
  • Managed Health Care.
  • Management.
  • Marketing.
  • Medicine Control.
  • Nursing Care.
  • Primary Health Care.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Public Health.
  • Research.

Netcare bursaries application

 Currently, no option exists for online applications on the website of the company. Interested candidates can apply for the Netcare bursaries by sending relevant information by eMail to the group at [email protected]

The words “Netcare bursary application” followed by your full names should be on the subject line of the eMail. As an alternative, applicants can contact any of the five campuses of the group. The phone numbers are:

Kwa-Zulu Natal Campus – 031 581 8200 

Western Cape Campus – 021 949 5270 

Gauteng North-East Campus – 012 644 4900 

Eastern Cape Campus – 041 363 2138 

Gauteng South-West Campus – 011 628 7600 


Applicants must: 

  • Be South African citizens with identification document(s).
  • Have a matric certificate and an acceptable academic background.
  • Have proof that they need financial assistance to continue their studies 
  • Be approved by a facility of higher learning facility. They may need a letter from the facility to prove this. 
  • Applicants from poor or disadvantaged backgrounds will receive priority.

When to apply for a bursary 

Netcare bursaries are awarded to candidates annually. There is no closing date for applications. This fact means that an applicant can make an application at any time of the year. 

As an applicant, your only duty is to fill in and sign the application form correctly and then to submit it.

Netcare nursing school 

There are different fields of study available at the Netcare nursing school. As an applicant, decide what your preference is, take a good look at the course material, and choose your area of specialty. The application dates for different faculties may vary.

An essential fact that candidates should not overlook is that no bursaries are only available for some study fields, such as the commerce and pharmacy faculties, and not for the others.

Be aware that the group does not provide any sponsored if nursing study opportunities.

If you feel you want to make a difference in society and are confident that you have what it takes, apply. Sometimes it takes a helping hand to make a dream of becoming a helping hand come true.