National Health Scholars Programme

Be excited and get ready! The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme for the year 2023 is now open and available for all medical students enjoy. To get more updates visit You can also  click here for similar updates.

Our primary goal is to empower students and help them achieve their academic and professional goals through an innovative and transformative educational experience. We are delighted to invite you to join us on this exceptional journey.

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The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme Breakdown:

  • Name of Organization: South African Medical Research Council
  • Program level of study: PhD
  • Field of study: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Medical sciences
  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Scholarship open to: South African Citizens or permanent residents
  • Scholarship value: Partial Funding, varies
  • Host Institution(s): Universities in South Africa

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About South African Medical Research Council:

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is a para-statal medical research organization in South Africa. The current president is professor Glenda Gray. The South African Medical Research Council was established in 1969 to act as an independent statutory body to co-ordinate health and medical research activities throughout South Africa.

Research conducted by the SAMRC is in the fields of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, non-communicable diseases, gender and health, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse. It is a member of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Details about The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme 2023:

There is a PhD program called the Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme 2023 available in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and medical sciences. Applying for this scholarship is available here. Your application must be submitted by a deadline that varies.

The value of this scholarship, which is offered by the South African Medical Research Council, is Partial Funding, fluctuates. The recipients of this scholarship must be South African citizens or legal residents.


According to the national health research priorities and the human resource for health strategy of the South African National Department of Health (NDoH), the goal of the BM-NHSP is to positively contribute to efforts to enhance and accelerate progress toward equity in research.

The goal is to draw young scientists and professionals and give them access to PhD research opportunities in a university setting in order to enhance their research profiles and therefore increase their chances of finding long-term employment in the field of clinical or health research.

Eligibility for the Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme:

  • Applicants must be South African Citizens or permanent residents.
    Candidates must be registered full-time PhD students at a South African University.
  • Applicants must have a research project and where applicable ethics approval for PhD study.
  • Candidates must be professionals in the following, medicine, dentistry, nursing, medical science, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, and biomedical engineering.
  • The candidate’s research project must be aligned with the national research priorities.

Value of the programme:

The value of a scholarship is not fixed. The value of the scholarship is established by calculating how much the SA Government would pay the applicant if they were employed full-time and had their existing credentials.

Based on the pay ranges for the appropriate post (or equivalent) in the National Department of Health, the scholarship value is therefore equal to the candidate’s take-home income after taxes.

How to apply:

You can start your journey of applying by clicking here

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