“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 2014 the Education Trust (7) along with the Marjorie Catt Fund (6), PhysioFocus (1)and OMPTG SG (2) with South Gauteng Marjorie Catt Fund (10) provided at total of 26 bursaries to deserving students.

We send application forms to the University physiotherapy departments who make them available to the students.

What do the applicants do?

Fill in a detailed application form from the Universities, website or trust@saphysio.co.za including proof of income (parents/alternate funding) and agree to serve the SASP for two years in some capacity (committees, sports events, physiotherapy/back week.

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.

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 and if a bursary is awarded, will have to render 2 years of service on a SASP Committee.
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 January 2016