The Department of Nursing Science does not offer any bursaries. Students are encouraged to secure financial aid for their studies before registration. Students should try to obtain funding from any sources that they can. Please remember that the sooner you apply, the better. If you apply late, funding may not be available anymore. Please consult the Financial Aid website for financial assistance related to your studies: https://finaid.mandela.ac.za/.

 

Normally, bursary funds are paid into the student’s university account and are managed by the university’s Financial Aid Office. The student’s tuition fees and other related fees will be deducted from the amount. Accommodation costs will be deducted for the year if the student is residing in an accredited residence. The balance may be paid out to the student, in equal amounts, over a period of 12 months.

No, the university does not provide any indemnity. It is compulsory for students to provide proof of indemnity insurance before they register for the nursing programme. Indemnity bodies: DENOSA or HOSPERSA.

 

Students will have additional costs, such as uniforms. More details will be provided to students that have been selected for the programme, both before registration and at the orientation sessions.

 

Students do not get paid because they do not “work” during the course of their studies. They have to get practical experience and learn how to do certain clinical skills which can only be done in the surrounding hospitals and clinics. These practical hours that the students have to do are set (prescribed) by the South African Nursing Council.

 

Students that do not complete the prescribed number of clinical hours cannot be registered as qualified nurses with the South African Nursing Council on completion of their programmes and will therefore not be able to work as nurses in South Africa.