Apply For Bursary 2024 – Fulltime Study – FEM – Gauteng

Bursary Criteria 

South African citizens only

All students must be in good financial standing with their university i.e. no outstanding fees from the previous academic years

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Combined household income must not exceed R 360 000,00 per annum

Students with a good academic record

Students who have been accepted to study at an approved institution or a South African public University

Students must have successfully completed their first year of study i.e. no first year or post graduate students will be considered

Required application documents 

A valid South African ID

Most recent official academic record

FEM bursary application form

Proof of income from your parents/guardians, e.g. payslips

Social grant documentation

Affidavit if any parent or guardian is unemployed or does not financially support you

Death certificate of parent(s), if applicable

Divorce certificate of parent(s), if applicable

 FEM bursary benefits 

Full time tuition

Prescribed textbooks

Monthly stipend



*Accommodation and meals – approval will be determined solely at the discretion of FEM.


You will be required to complete a short online questionnaire. Should you be shortlisted further, you will receive the FEM bursary application form to complete. Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents by 20 December 2023.

1. Your Identity Document. If you are younger than 16 years of age and do not have a green barcoded ID or smart ID card, you must submit a certified copy of your unabridged birth certificate.2. Identity Document for parent(s) (Father and/or Mother)/legal guardian of the household.3. Copy of recent payslip, not older than three months, for each parent(Father and/or Mother)/legal guardian. This is for all types of employment or all forms of income for all members of the household.4. If your parent(s) (Father and/or Mother)/legal guardian is retired, please provide a copy of an official pension slip or bank statement showing pension payment.5. If your parent(s) (Father and/or Mother)/legal guardian works as an informal trader, please provide an affidavit signed by them to confirm this type of employment.6. If either of your parents is deceased, please provide a certified copy of the death certificate.7. If either parent(s) (Father and/or Mother) are not present in your life and/or do not financially support you and/or provide any maintenance please provide an affidavit indicating so.8. If unemployed or have no proof of income, the source of income/maintenance/allowance must be provided per individual by means of an affidavit.9. If you have indicated that a dependent in your household is a student, please provide proof of registration from their Tertiary Institution.10. The bursary applicant must be in good financial standing with the university/college and therefore he/she is required to submit a certified academic record from the university/college.(All the certified copies must not be older than 3 months)Your documents can be certified at the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office

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