Application Guidelines

NB! Please note the following before filling in the form:

  1. The bursary is open to NUM members and their dependents only (i.e. spouse and children).
  2. We pay out an amount which is determined by the course of studies for students who applied and meet the criteria depending on the availability of funds.
  3. Students who drop out within the first 6 months of study will be made to reimburse the bursary granted.
  4. Please check at your Regional Office if your name appears on the list of successful bursars at the beginning of December.
  5. If you have not received a JB Marks notice of acceptance letter by the end of January or your name does not appear on the NUM regional list, you are unsuccessful.
  6. Closing date for all application forms (Manual and Online) is the 1st July of each year.
  7. Late and incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
  8. Should a beneficiary receive any other financial aid outside of the Trust, their bursary will be terminated and the beneficiary will be liable to reimburse the Trust all the monies already paid towards their studies.
  9. Indicate as to whether you are receiving any other financial assistance for your studies outside of the Trust.
  10. We provide funding only to Nationally recognised and registered Educational Institutions. (No Private Colleges).
  11. We offer postgraduate studies to NUM members who have never been funded by the Trust.
  12. Changing the course of study/institution once the bursary is approved will lead to the immediate withdrawal of the bursary.
  13. Please note that this bursary cannot be used to pay for existing loans or debts.
  14. We do not accept faxed or copies of the application form because each form has a track number for each region.

NB! Proof of dependency
In cases where the dependent’s surname differs from the principal member, proof of dependency will be required, i.e. Marriage Certificate for Spouses, Abridged Birth Certificate, Clinic Immunization Card, Medical Aid Beneficiary Certificate or Magistrate Guardianship letter.

NB! Only successful applicants will be notified in writing.

Please ensure that you supply us with the correct postal address and email address.

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