Women in Engineering (WomEng) Southern Africa Fellowship Program.2024

Deadline: 25th of February, 2024, 23h59 SAST.

Applications are currently available for the 2024 Women in Engineering (WomEng) Southern Africa Fellowship Program.

The WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship, sponsored by De Beers Group, focuses on developing leadership, creativity, well-being, and employability skills for young engineering and technology graduates to flourish in industry and beyond.

WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship 2024 is a one-of-a-kind hybrid learning programme that equips Fellows with the tools they need to excel in the future workplace. The initiative includes live virtual master courses and regular online discussions via WhatsApp. The program will be divided into three (3) modules beginning March 2024, with assignments and comments needed at the end of each module. The programme is designed to shape the way young women in engineering and technology navigate the working world as confident leaders in industry. The programme is open to soon-to-be engineering graduates based in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The three (3) modules to be covered include:

  • Module 1: Leadership – Unlocking and Telling Your Own Story
  • Module 2: Innovation – Developing Skills for the Future World of Wor
  • Module 3: Employability – Thriving in the Workplace

    The element of well-being and learning to recharge and look after yourself will form part of the modules to help fellows establish healthy coping mechanisms and destress. The Fellows will be full-time female engineering, built environment or technology students currently studying at a university or university of technology in South Africa, Botswana, or Namibia.


  • Gain exclusive access to WomEng developed resources with active learning objectives for leadership,
    innovation, well-being, and employability skills.
  • Grow your professional network.
  • Access to mentorship opportunities.
  • Grow your community of other like-minded women in engineering and technology.
  • Engaged Fellows will have an opportunity to attend a networking event with leaders from De Beers Group from your respective country (South Africa, Namibia, or Botswana).


  1. Applications are open to all engineering, technology and built environment students that identify as women.
  2. Applicants must be studying full-time at a university or university of technology in South Africa, Botswana, or
    Namibia. Applicants that are not citizens of South Africa, Namibia or Botswana are eligible to apply.
  3. Applicants must be in the second last to final year of undergraduate studies or full-time postgraduate studies
    i.e. entering the workplace in 2025 or 2026.
  4. Applicants must be able to commit between 7-9 hours each month from March 2024 to participate in the
    programme. The programme is designed taking into consideration foreseen academic workloads and
  5. WomEng Fellowship alumni are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process:

  1. The deadline for submission of completed applications is 25 February 2024, 23h59 SAST.
  2. An expert panel will screen and shortlist applicants. Successful applicants will be contacted

Click here to apply

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