“My concern is that I’m already facing a huge financial debt to complete my studies….one of my parents who was our only breadwinner was dismissed towards the end of last year leaving my household of six in a very difficult situation…my part-time work has had to be relied on even more which barely covers our living expenses” 4th Year student UWC

 “My mother is unemployed having had to look after my grandmother who suffered from Altzheimers. My parents have been struggling to pay my study fees; they tried to get a loan but it was refused” 4th Year student UWC

 "I would really appreciate this bursary because it has not been easy for my single mother …I have a sister (unemployed) and receive no assistance whatsoever from my father whom I have no knowledge of his whereabouts” 3rd year student Wits

 "I was raised in the socially disadvantaged community of Ennerdale however despite this I had a happy upbringing …..I cannot afford the tuition fees as my parents are low income earners and struggle to make  ends meet however hardworking they are…" 2nd year student Wits

These are the students who WE can help with YOUR help!

Who are WE? 

The Education Trust of the South African Society of Physiotherapy is registered as a PBO (A Public Benefit Organization is defined in Section 30 of the Income Tax Act No.58 of 1962) under Section 18A allowing donations and bequests to be exempt from income tax and estate duties.

What do WE do?

Primarily we give financial support to 3rd and 4th (and occasionally 2nd) year physiotherapy students, in the form of bursaries paid directly into their university fee accounts. This takes some of the financial stress off the students (and their parents!) allowing them to focus on their studies. The bursaries are currently set at R15 000 - R20 000pa and in 2017 the Education Trust (2) along with the SASP Marjorie Catt Fund (8) provided a total of 10 bursaries to deserving students.

What do the applicants do?

Complete the online bursary application form.
Email the 6 listed documents to trust@saphysio.co.za

What can YOU do?

Make a tax free donation to the Trust (lump sum, monthly transfer, endowment) Send an email to trust@saphysio.co.za and we will send you the donor form to complete, or download if from here and email the completed form to trust@saphysio.co.za

The trustees are:

Marlize Marais (Chairman) Deon Buhrs, Richard O’Callaghan, Joyce Mothabeng, Moira Wilson, Jean Durell


The Education Trust offers partial bursaries to 3rd and 4th year, and in certain circumstances 2nd year, Physiotherapy students.
The applicants need to be  members of the SASP. If a bursary is awarded, the recipients must be willing to:
Mentor other bursary recipients at the same university while still students
Be a member of the SASP for a minimum of 2 consecutive years after completing their physiotherapy degree and during this time render service on a SASP committee and as a volunteer at SASP events in their region.
Please use the link below 'Education Trust: Bursary Application form 2018' to submit an online application.
Email the 6 listed documents to trust@saphysio.co.za

(Please note that applications close on 30 September 2018)

Education Trust: Bursary Application form 2018

Education Trust: Donor form 2018

Education Trust Update - July 2018