Medical Student Loan Guarantee Fund

The Medical Student Loan Guarantee Fund was established with the purpose of providing financial support for medical students, to be piloted with students enrolled at the University of Pretoria from second to sixth year (graduation). It is aimed at helping to lessen the financial challenges faced by current and future medical students, particularly the increasing number of South African black students who require support.


The Discovery Foundation is an independent trust that was set up in 2006 as one element of Discovery Limited’s Black Economic Empowerment transaction. The Foundation has invested over R160 million in education and training grants geared towards supporting the education and training of medical specialists in South Africa, as well as academia and research.

Extending Discovery’s core purpose of making people healthier, the Discovery Foundation has been committed to contributing to the future health and wellbeing of all South Africans.

The Foundation does this by supporting the ongoing excellence of South African healthcare through these education and training grants. This research and training will help to advance healthcare in South Africa, where a critical shortage of resources for healthcare is experienced.


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