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Applications Open! Fellowship South Africa

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Application Deadline: 17 May 2018, 16H00 SAST

Inviting all female university and university of technology students currently in their penultimate or final year of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies in engineering, technology and the built environment to apply for Fellowship 2018.

About Fellowship

Fellowship is the flagship annual entrepreneurship-focused, technical innovation challenge and employability programme for the best and brightest female engineering, technology and built environment students to find solutions to global challenges and develop and prepare for the industry. 

Through Fellowship, WomEng is raising the profile of the engineering sector. WomEng Fellows are equipped with highly desirable scarce employability skills and the knowledge and skills to start-up their own business. WomEng is creating diversity in the engineering industry.

The theme of the Fellowship Technovation Challenge is “Engineering Technology to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals”. In 2015, the United Nations signed into order the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more commonly known as “The Global Goals” - 17 Goals to be achieved by 2030. In 2017, we are challenging WomEng Fellows to come up with new business ideas and innovations that will contribute to the realization of one or more of the Global Goals.


  1. Develop a business idea that can be scaled through incubation.
  2. Develop leadership and employability skills.
  3. Grow your professional network
  4. Access to mentorship opportunities


  1. Applications are open to female engineering, technology, and built environment students currently studying full-time at a South African University or University of Technology.
  2. Applicants must be in their penultimate to final year (e.g 4th year at university) of undergraduate or full-time postgraduate studies.
  3. Applicants must commit to attending the full programme from 03 – 06 July 2018.
  4. Ex-fellows are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process

  1. Complete the application form on the official website: The deadline for submission of completed applications is Saturday, 17 May 2018, 16H00 SAST.  
  2. An expert panel will screen and shortlist applicants. Successful applicants will be contacted in June 2018.
  3. WomEng covers all costs related to participation in the programme including travel to Johannesburg, accommodation, food, and facilitation. You will be requested to pay a fee of R725 to avoid “no-shows”. This is only applicable if you are selected. A limited number of bursaries for partial or full funding will be available.
  4. Further details regarding the programme logistics and planning will be communicated directly to the successful applicants.
  5. The WomEng Team looks forward to welcoming the Top Fellows to Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2018.

The Application form cannot be saved and returned to. To assist with your application, we recommend downloading this full list of application questions, completing offline and submitting when ready.

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