South Africa, SAPSF

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community pharmacy – in a retail pharmacy Hospital pharmacy – working in a pharmacy in a hospital or clinic Clinical pharmacy – working in hospital wards or doing clinical work in a clinic Academia – exposure to teaching and learning of Pharmacy in South Africa in a classroom setting. Research - in the university, clinic, or hospital setting Industry – in pharmaceutical companies

Length of training periods

The length of training will be between 2 and 8 weeks. However, longer periods can be organized upon request.

Available months and cities

Community pharmacy Hospital pharmacy Clinical pharmacy Academia Research Industry In the following cities: Cape Town Durban Grahamstown (Makhanda) Johannesburg Polokwane Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom Pretoria

Type accommodation

Most of our branches offer on-campus accommodation for incoming students, with other options of private accommodation near host sites at affordable prices (not more than R3000), or host families (which are free of charge)

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Accommodation and meal are paid for by the exchange student. A meal with a juice/cool drink is around $37 max A lot of sites have transport provided by the universities Some sites are within the universities, which takes away the travel costs burden from the students We also try by all means to locate students near their sites so that they do not pay for transportation

Language requirements


Information on Work Permits and Visa

Students will need to register with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) in order to work in the country in a pharmacy setting. The SEO will assist with the registration process. SAPC facebook page link Website

Most European, North American and Southern African countries do not need a visa to come to South Africa. Also, there are a number of countries that allow South Africans without a visa, making it easier for incoming and outgoing students. Applicants may visit the South African home affairs website to check if they require visas or not

Selection Procedures

Application deadline: 31 January 2018 Documents to submit: Proof of registration at the university (to confirm year of study), CV and a motivational letter Choice of the Exchange Student by: SEO, LEOs and the host, assisted by PIO

The information on this page was last updated on: October 7, 2023 18:40