Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries 2019 – 2020

About Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) was formed in 1946, however, shaped its history way back 1885, when a group of 7 pharmacists established the South African Pharmaceutical Association. The Society aims to promote the professional, educational and economic interests of its members as well as of the pharmaceutical profession, encourage professional integrity and improve standards of professional conduct, promote and maintain the representation of the pharmacy sector, support and manage the health of the South Africans through quality and efficient pharmaceutical services and improve representations of all communities through diversity.


Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Bursaries

The Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa provides the availability of bursaries for undergraduate as well as the postgraduate study of pharmacy at accredited educational institutions in South Africa from the second year students onwards. The bursary programme is valid for only one academic year at a time and is renewable based on bursary holders’ academic performance.


PSSA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

General eligibility:

  • South African citizens
  • Proven financial need with maximum household income of R130 000 annually before tax
  • Minimum 60% average overall


  • 2nd-year Pharmacy students


  • Full-time postgraduate pharmacy students registered with a School of Pharmacy
  • Paid-up member of the Association who has renewed membership at least once
  • Project Viability and Academic potential


How to Apply and Application Details

Accepting applications has not yet started. An application form for 2019 can be downloaded in June – July 2018. 

Certified copies of the following required documents must be included with your application:

  • Valid and clear South African identity document
  • Previous years academic results
  • Income declaration, which should be:
    • Signed by the applicant, if self-supporting. Signed by parent/guardian if dependent
    • Accurate disclosure about household income
    • Include any other income-producing activities
    • Recent payslip for parents/guardian employed in the formal sector
    • Balance sheet for parents/guardian who is self-employed
    • Affidavit for parents/guardian who is employed in the informal sector
    • Income Tax Assessment for parents/guardian who is a pensioner
  • The death certificate, if parent/s is deceased
  • Send application form and required documents to either of the following methods:
    • Post: Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE) PO Box 75769, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040 or
    • Hand Delivered: 435 Flinders Lane, Lynnwood, 0081

Additional application procedure for postgraduate applicants:

  1. Submission of applications to the SAAHIP National Executive for eligibility assessment.
  2. Recommendation of the successful applicant by the SAAHIP National Executive to the FPE.
  3. Approval of transfer of funds from the SAAHIP to the FPE.
  4. Award and administration of the bursary by the FPE

No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.


Closing Date

  01 October Every Year 


Contact Details

Post: PO Box 75769, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Address: 435 Flinders Lane, Lynnwood, 0081
Telephone: 012 301 0833
Fax: 0866 159 835
Email: [email protected]

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