Nursing Bursary

Nursing bursary is awarded by Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund which aims to help pay for the treatment of children in South Africa. Over a decade later (in 2009), the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (NMCHT) is founded, with the aim of building a top-notch care facility for children.

In 2014, the construction of the hospital began and 2016 marks the year of the opening of the hospital. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, based in Parktown, will once completed become one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the Southern hemisphere.

The NMCH, with funding from the National Skills Fund (NSF), have implemented the bursary programme as a way to train specialist paediatric nurses.

About the nursing bursary

The NMCH nursing bursary programme is intended for undergraduate short courses and postgraduate nurse training diplomas, at a recognised South African University. Postgraduate nursing students who intend on specialising in paediatric nursing are welcome to apply.
Undergraduate students will only be covered from their 2nd year of study onwards (applicants must have completed their 1st year). Students will also be required to work at the Johannesburg branch of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, for the equal duration of the bursary awarded.

Available Nursing Bursaries

The bursary will be awarded to students within the following fields:

Child Nursing
Intensive Care Nursing
Neonatal Nursing
Nephrology Nursing
Oncology Nursing
Operating Theatre Nursing

Nursing Bursary Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:
South African citizen,
Have a Matric certificate (National Senior Certificate),
Have a Degree/ Diploma in Nursing Science (recognised tertiary institution),
Registered with the SANC (South African Nursing Council),
Have a minimum of 1 years working experience in the field you wish to specialise in
Completed Community Service year.

How to apply

For any bursary queries, please contact Shaun on Email: or call Tel: 087 150 2101.

Online Bursaries Available