Faculty of Health Sciences



  • Application for Health Science Students is ONLINE from March of each year. To obtain further information the Admissions and Registration Office Walter Sisulu University


BMChB 30 September 
Bachelor of Nursing 30 September
BSc in Health Promotion 30 September
BSc in Medical Sciences 30 September
Bachelor of Medical Clinical Practice 30 September 
Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics  




  • A selected number of candidates will be shortlisted and recommendations for the final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admission Committee.

Final Selection for Admission

  • The Admission point scores will be used for the final selection for admission.
  • 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.


  • Refer to the Walter Sisulu University General Prospectus



  • 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 an excellent academic record, that is, A-aggregate
  • Solly Ginwala Memorial Trust: Open to all undergraduate students studying BCur. In any South African university especially underprivileged communities after completion of the 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. 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.


  • 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.


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


1. Registration with the University

  • All students must first be admitted by the University, before registration with the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Foreign students should ensure that their study permits remain valid. (For details please consult the Admissions and Registration Office).

2. Registration of Undergraduate Students with Relevant Professional Bodies

  • Medical students must register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Medical Students, at the beginning of the first year of study.
  • A student who resumes his/her professional studies after an interruption of more than one year is required to renew registration with the Council.