Faculty of Health Sciences

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

NEW APPLICATIONS

  • Application forms for Health Science Students are available from the Admissions and Registration Office from March of each year. To obtain these forms apply to:

Admissions and Registration Office Walter Sisulu University Private Bag X1 MTHATHA 5117  

  • Closing date for submission of completed forms:

MBChB -              30 September

Bachelor of Nursing             -    30 September

B Sc in Health Promotion     -   30 September

B Sc in Medical Sciences       - 30 September

Bachelor of Medical Clinical Practice     -   30 September

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical

Orthotics and Prosthetics      -   30 September

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Short listing  

A selected number of candidates will be short listed for an interview, after which recommendations for the final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admission Committee.

Final selection for admission  

Academic results and performance at interviews will weigh equally. The decision of the Faculty Admissions Committee will be final.

Please note: Due to the structure of the curriculum, admission can only be at MBChB 1 level. However, under special circumstances, students coming from other schools that offer integrated problem-based and community based programmes may be considered at levels other than MBChB 1, to cater for multiple entry points.  

FEES

Refer to the Walter Sisulu University General Prospectus

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

Bursaries

Limited bursaries are available on merit from the Department of Health of each province. Application forms are available from Health Districts throughout the country.

MESAB Bursary: application forms are available in the Financial Aid Bureau of the university. Bursaries are offered to students who are needy with sound academic performance.

Minister’s Bursary: application forms are available in the Financial Aid Bureau of the university.

South African Medical Association (SAMA): open to all matriculating students who want to study medicine in a recognised academic institution. Students must have excellent academic record. i.e. A aggregate

Solly Ginwala Memorial Trust: open to all undergraduate students studying B Cur. In any South African university especially under privileged communities after completion of first year.

Note: Contact Financial Aid Bureau for more information on other bursaries.

Loan Schemes

NSFAS: application forms are available at the Financial Aid Bureau. A proof of registration, and a receipt of initial payment must be produced.

Banks such as Standard Bank, First National Bank and ABSA have loan schemes for students. Students should approach these banks by themselves.

VISITING MEDICAL STUDENTS

The Faculty accepts visiting undergraduate medical students from other health sciences faculties who are in their semi-final or final clinical year of study only. Visiting students will take part in clinical clerkship along with WSU medical students. Such students will still be registered by the Faculty with HPCSA and such visits still take place under WSU’s auspices.

Research Students in non–clinical departments are not allowed to work with patients and will not be registered with the HPCSA.

Visits are limited to a maximum period of six weeks in all divisions. No exceptions will be made in this regard. The full elective placement must be spent in the department to which you have been allocated.

Study Visas

All non-South African students who intend to spend their elective periods at universities in South Africa are required to obtain study permits before they enter South Africa. As soon as you have received our letter confirming your elective placement, you should apply to the nearest South African Consulate-General or Embassy for a study visa.

Accommodation

Unfortunately the University is not in a position to provide accommodation to visiting students. Faculty may assist in obtaining suitable accommodation.