How to apply for a Bursery



Undergraduate Studies

Our applications are open from the second (2nd) week of March and close on the first (1st) of July every year. Only individuals who are currently NOT funded and who meet the selection criteria may apply. Application forms are available at your nearest NUM branch and as well as online: JB Marks Online Application Form.


The following supporting documentation is required with every application (manual and online), should the applicant fail to produce ALL the supporting documentation required, their application will not be considered:

  • Union members payslip (for verification purposes).
  • Certified copy of applicant’s latest school results.
  • Certified ID copies of both the applicant and the union member.
  • Acceptance letter from the tertiary institution or letter verifying your application with the institution.


Please remember, we do not accept e-mailed applications. Successful applicants will be contacted by the JB Marks office through an acceptance letter addressed to the applicant’s e-mail/ physical/ postal address. A list of successful applicants will also be sent to the NUM branches, nation-wide.


If an applicant does not receive correspondence from the office of JB Marks Education Trust Fund by the end of December, it means that the application was unsuccessful.

The best efforts are made by the office of JB Marks Education Trust Fund to ensure that successful applicants are informed, we therefore urge all applicants to clearly state the address (e-mail, residential or postal) of where they would like letter to be addressed. Furthermore, applicants are advised to frequently be on the lookout for the response from JB Marks office between the stipulated dates.


Postgraduate Studies

The bursary is available on a first-come-first-serve basis due to limited funds; and only to beneficiaries who have just graduated as JB Marks beneficiaries and continues to be available to graduates for a period not exceeding 2 years after their undergrad graduation.


The bursary is limited to critical fields of study as defined and approved by the Board of Trustees.


Applications are open from the last week of August to the last week of November annually.


To apply, graduates must send an extensive motivation of up to 1000 words and their academic record to the Professional Development Officer at refilwem@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

NUM Regional Offices

  • Cape Town Office – Bellville
    Tel: (021) 948 6363
    Fax: (021) 948 6367
  • Carletonville – Gauteng
    Tel: (018) 787 5885
    Fax: (018) 787 2280
  • East London
    Tel: (043) 743 6597
    Fax: (043) 722 0306
  • EBMTC – Gauteng
    Tel: (011) 484 3372
    Fax: (011) 484 6661
  • Free State – Welkom
    Tel: (011) 352 6462
    Fax: (011) 352 3516
  • Highveld – Mpumalanga
    Tel: (013) 656 2073
    Fax: (013) 690 1286
  • Kimberley – Northern Cape
    Tel: (053) 833 4993
    Fax: (053) 832 7064
  • Matlosana – North West
    Tel: (018) 464 1593
    Fax: (018) 464 1256
  • Lesotho – Maseru
    Tel: +09 (226) 32 4004
  • KwaZulu-Natal
    Tel: (031) 305 1911
    Fax: (031) 305 1913
  • North East – Limpopo
    Tel: (013) 231 7323
    Fax: (013) 231 7154
  • PWV – Gauteng
    Tel: (011) 403 9412
    Fax: (011) 403 9421
  • Parliamentary Office – Cape Town
    Tel: (021) 461 7049
    Fax: (021) 462 7051
  • Rustenburg – North West
    Tel: (014) 597 2695
    Fax: (014) 596 5061
  • Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape
    Tel: (041) 586 4013
    Fax: (041) 586 0799
  • Namaqualand – Springbok
    Tel: (027) 712 2767
    Fax: (027) 712 1771