Gauteng Dept of Health: Medicine Scholarship in Cuba 2018 – 2019

If you have recently finished matric and you are looking to study medicine, then this opportunity is for you. The Gauteng Health Department invites applications from suitable qualified candidates to study medicine in Cuba.


Applications must have passed Matric with minimum medical university entry requirements

Applications must have passed Matric with level 4 in Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences and English

Applications must be South African Citizens and permanently reside in Gauteng

Applications must be between ages of 18 and 25 (turning 25 years by end of November 2014)

Applicants registered at Nursing Colleges & Higher Education Institutions in their 3rd year will NOT be considered

Applicants who have obtained a tertiary qualification will NOT be considered


The course is comprised of the following:

One year of Spanish and foundation courses

Five years of medical studies

Thereafter, two (2) year of medical study at a South African University to complete a degree in medicine



The Department will fully fund a limited number of successful applicants to study medicine in Cuba.

The opportunity is also available to applicants whose parents are in a position to pay tuition fees for medical training in Cuba.

Successful applicants will sign a bursary contract prior to the departure to Cuba with the Department to serve /work for the same number of years as the duration of study in Cuba and South Africa.


How to apply


Application forms can be obtained from Gauteng Department of Health, 78 Fox Street, Johannesburg, 9th floor. The forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Units of the following Hospitals


Obtain forms from HR units at Dr George Mukhari, Steve Biko, Chris Hani Bara, Charlotte Maxeke Hospitals, Sebokeng, @Natalspruithosp, Tembisa, Tambo, Leratong & Yusuf Dadoo Hospitals


Applicants can obtain a bursary application form from the following venues:

Gauteng Department of Health 78 Fox Street,Johannesburg, 9th floor.

At the Human Resource Units of the following Hospitals: Dr George Mukhari Academic, Steve Biko Academic, Chris Hani Academic, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic, Sebokeng, Natalspruit, Tembisa, Tambo, Leratong and Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospitals.




The Directorate: Professional Development

For attention: Ms. Yvonne Skosana

Gauteng Department of Health

78 Fox Street, 9th Floor

The Old Standard Bank Building

Marshalltown, Johannesburg.


CLOSING DATE: 9 May 2014

Enquiries: For more information please call Ms Yvonne Skosana or Ms Mapula Motaung at 011 298 2328/2334/2484