September 2021: FEM Bursary Opened

The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) Pty Limited (FEM) has opened its September 2021/2022 Bursary program and is inviting all applicants to apply ASAP. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 3 September 2021.

FEM will be awarding bursaries for undergraduate studies, towards qualifications that will contribute to their sector, including: Engineering, the Built Environment​ and Health Sciences​.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, stationery, accommodation, meals and a monthly stipend. Students may also receive a laptop (at FEM’s discretion)


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying full-time towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma, in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must have completed your 1st year of study (bursary funding will NOT be granted to 1st year students and postgraduate students)
  • You must be studying at an approved institution or public University in South Africa
  • You must have a total household income of NO MORE than R360 000 per year
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must NOT have any outstanding fees/ debts at your university from previous years
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursaries/ scholarships of awards (partial or full)
  • You must be in financial need and not able to fund your own studies
  • Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds


Applications must be done online at FEM Bursary Application 2022

You will also be required to upload clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • South African ID document/ ID card (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic record (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter to support your application
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips or bank statements if employed, affidavit if unemployed, affidavit if an informal worker, proof of SASSA grant/ disability grant/ other grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased, divorce certificate if divorced)
  • Proof of registration from tertiary institution if there are any other student dependents in your household

Note: all certified documents must be no older than 3 months old.