The Physiotherapy Major
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Masters Programmes
MPhil (Physiotherapy)

Doctorate Programmes
Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy


    Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
    Government regulatory body. Includes information on registration and continuing professional for health professions.

    The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)
    The SASP is committed to being a dynamic, professional and innovative organisation, effectively representing its members and playing a pro-active role in the formulation and implementation of health care policy in South Africa.

    Sport Physiotherapy South Africa
    The Sport Physio Group (SPG) is a special interest group of the SASP for physiotherapists interested in the prevention and treatment of sport injuries.

    South African Society of Hand Therapists (SASHT)
    Society for Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapy assistants, physiotherapy assistants and students who are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and who have an interest in the treatment of hand conditions may become members of SASHT.

    Physiotherapy Directory for South Africa
    Physioinfo is a site dedicated to promoting physiotherapy in South Africa by enabling potential patients to find a physiotherapist in a convenient location, being close to home or close to work.

    Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG)
    The Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) and was established in 1974. 

    South African Animal Physical Rehab Association (SAAPRA)
    SAAPRA is the association for members in this field to stay updated with the process and development of the profession and to in future offer CPD accredited activities.

    Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Group (CPRG)
    The CPRG is a special interest group of the SASP, which aims to build an environment in which physiotherapists and other interested professionals (and experts) can interact to promote and enhance cardiopulmonary care for acute and chronic conditions.

    Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA)
    The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) is a not-for-profit organisation for professional doctors and nurses in Critical Care Medicine founded in South Africa in the late 1970s. The Society is administered by volunteers from the professional community.

    Government sites

    National Department of Health
    Contains national government vacancies and policies.

    Provincial Departments of Health:

    A free website dedicated to advertising all available Southern African Governments Vacancies including health. Also includes information on Tenders/Quotations and Public Notices/Campaigns. Covers National Government, Provincial Government, Municipal Government, Public Entities and Tertiary Institution, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and International Agencies. 

    Health Systems Trust
    A non-profit organisation established in 1992 to support the development of a comprehensive, equable and efficient health care system in South Africa.

    LinkedIn groups

    Society of Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

    Physiotherapy London

    Physiotherapy NewsZealand

    Australian Physiotherapy Association

    American Physical Therapy Association


    South African Journal of Physiotherapy (SAJP)
    The South African Journal of Physiotherapy is the official voice of the South African Society of Physiotherapy and aims to reflect physiotherapy in Africa

    Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

    Physiopedia aims to foster international collaboration to empower the global physiotherapy profession. Focuses on improving global health through universal access to physiotherapy knowledge.

    Sports Science Institute South Africa (SISSA)
    SISSA aims to optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, dissemination, and application of science.

    The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)
    The WCPT is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 112 member organisations.

    National Research Foundation (NRF)
    Contains NRF scholarship and bursary opportunities.

    Medical Research Council (MRC)
    MRC aims to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer.

    Research Professional Africa

    Ziphilele Mbambo Memorial Scholarship


    Graduate Vacancies

    Access graduate jobs and internships by logging into MyCareer if you are a UCT student. Be sure to set up job email alerts and check our website regularly for news and events.

    South African and African Jobs

    DST-NRF Internship Programme 2016/17
    The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. Only South African university graduates with Bachelors, Honours, BTech, MTech or Master’s degrees may apply. Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R6 070 and R8 050 per month, depending on the level of qualification.

    The Provincial Government Handbook Website KEY RESOURCE
    This website provides information related to tenders and vacancies for each provincial government in South Africa. The links directly redirect you to the official provincial vacancy website.

    South African and African Career Service and Recruitment Agencies

    Please note that recruitment agencies and employers’ firms should never ask you to pay for the promise of a job. Please be aware of this.

    Africa Health Placements (AHP)
    AHP gives doctors endorsed global health experiences benefitting the region’s most vulnerable people.

    Public Health Online (PHO)
    PHO’s vision is to provide students, parents and general readers with accurate and expert-driven information and resources about public health topics, careers and the post-secondary educational landscape.

    SA Medical Specialists
    Advertises job opportunities for health professionals.

    Advertises jobs vacancies for health and other professions.

    Careers24 is a job search agency, advertising various positions.

    Indeed is a job search agency, advertising various positions.

    Grad Connection
    Grad Connection is a specialist recruitment agency operating in South Africa for graduates, providing information on career guidance, job vacancies, bursaries and internships.

    JobVine is a job search agency, advertising various positions.

    Career Jet
    CareerJet advertises jobs across sectors

    Robert Walters
    Robert Walters is a job search agency across industry sectors, including health professions.



    Masters Studies
    International site, search by country, useful but not comprehensive.

    Masters Portal
    International site, search by country, useful and comprehensive.

    Find a Masters
    International site, search by country. Useful. Contains information regarding funding and postgraduate open days.


    PhD Studies
    International website, search by country, useful but not comprehensive.

    Find a PhD
    International website, search by country, institution and subject. Contains information regarding funding.

    PhD Portal
    International website, search by country, useful and comprehensive.

    Doc Links
    An international website aimed at increasing understanding and establishing better links between African and European doctoral candidates. Provides useful information regarding funding, mentorship, research support, PhD resources and networking opportunities.

    UCT Doctoral Applicants Webpage KEY RESOURCE
    See for more details of PhD opportunities across the faculties and how to apply  

    Association of Commonwealth Universities KEY RESOURCE
    A site search for ‘vacancies’ provides links to sites for seeking job opportunities in Commonwealth universities, including all SADC countries except Angola and Congo.

    See additional resources on academic postgraduate opportunities. Particularly useful for Masters considering Doctorate study and PhD researcher/early career post docs.

    South Africa

    South African Department of Higher Education and Training KEY RESOURCE
    Go to institutions for a list of public universities then research courses via online prospectus.

    South African Department of Higher Education and Training KEY RESOURCE
    Use search function for “register of private higher education institutions” then research courses via online prospectus.

    National Research Foundation
    The NRF was established in 1998 from the amalgamated of the Centre for Science Development (CSD), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Foundation for Research Development (FRD) and is a good website for staying up-to-date with research initiatives/centres, job and funding opportunities.

    Universities South Africa  (previously HESA)
    Universities South Africa, formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities.Thier new name was launched on 22 July 2015 in order to reposition the organisation as a representative body of South Africa’s public universities, that aims to promote a more inclusive, responsive and equitable national system of higher education.

    SA Bursaries KEY RESOURCE
    A comprehensive website outlining various bursaries in South Africa across different disciplines.


    Postgraduate Information (Graduate Prospects)
    Good website for finding UK based Masters with useful “insight” articles  but limited information on opportunities worldwide.


     These are websites which provide directories of graduate schools in the USA and Canada and information regarding programmes, funding, immigration and other resources.

    UCT Funding Boards

    Please check the postgraduate funding boards ( and undergraduate funding boards ( currently on the UCT website for up-to-date details on other diversity-related scholarships, fellowships and bursaries.

    UCT- Harvard Mandela Fellowships
    This fellowship is intended to strengthen connections between the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute (at the Hutchins Centre for African and African American Research, Harvard University) and UCT, to provide opportunities for UCT staff to gain international experience, and to support the professional advancement of academics working particularly, but not only, in the humanities and social sciences. To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded the PhD degree at the time of application, and have permanent or T3 academic posts at UCT. In line with UCT’s equity objectives, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups, with particular emphasis on black South African applicants.

    Disability Bursaries
    This website provides a comprehensive list for individuals with disabilities in South Africa.

    List of Scholarships for African Women and Developing Countries
    AfterschoolAfrica provides an up-to-date and comprehensive list of scholarships (undergraduate, Masters, MBA, PhD and Postdoctoral) that are open for women from African and developing countries.

    Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMF)
    The MMF awards education grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills.

    Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Programme (MMUF)
    MMUF is an equity-inspired program that is awarded to highly performing Black students who are entering the final year of a three-year first degree or the third year of a four-year professional degree from the sciences and humanities at UCT and other participating undergraduate institutions. The program offers financial support, organized mentoring and is designed specifically to provide students with a greater awareness of what it means to be an academic. 

    Mwalimu Nyerere African Union (AU) Scholarship Scheme
    The AU scholarship is only for applicants with physical disabilities for masters in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, education sciences and sports sciences and closes in March annually.

    National Research Foundation (NRF)
    The NRF provides various postgraduate funding bursaries and scholarships. Preference is given to equity candidates.

    Opportunities for Africans (OFA) KEY RESOURCE
    The OFA is an online information platform that seeks to connect Africans to opportunities, such as scholarships, internships, fellowships, bursaries, conferences, jobs, competitions and volunteering positions. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date website.

    Scholarships for Women
    This website provides comprehensive information regarding scholarships, awards and funding opportunities for women.