fedisa fashion school bursary closing date 2024 ?

Established in January 2005 by Allen Leroux and Gerald Bird, FEDISA Fashion School quickly became South Africa’s premier private fashion institution. Located in Cape Town, FEDISA – Cape Town found its ideal home at 81 Church Street in December 2011, providing a dynamic environment for students.

Expanding its offerings in January 2016, FEDISA – Cape Town introduced the BA Honours: Fashion degree, and in 2018, the Diploma in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Media. In January 2020, FEDISA – Sandton was launched, extending access to fashion education across the country.

In 2022, FEDISA Fashion School joined the prestigious Honoris United Universities Group, the largest pan-African private higher education network. With over 71 000 students across Africa and 15 partner institutions, this collaboration fosters a global community of fashion-focused leaders, preparing them for success in the digitalized global economy.

Students who meet all the above eligibility criteria, must apply online at: https://www.fedisa.co.za/futurevisionbursary

Applicants will also be required to create a runway look as part of the bursary application. Follow these rules and tips when creating your look:

  • You may only submit your own original work.
  • You may use materials, artefacts, accessories and garments to style your own FEDISA “Future Vision” Model for the runway.
  • You may recycle, upcycle, innovate and individualize to bring your own style to the runway.
  • You should style your creation from head to toe – from make-up, hair and hat at the top, to shoes at the bottom.
  • Your total look should not cost more than R500 (you will be required to submit proof of expenses).
  • You may use any technique to create your garments, shoes and accessories, and they should be carefully packaged.


Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Receipts and breakdown of your costs for items used to create your look
  • Photos of your runway look (including a front view, back view, side view and 3 close ups shots)
  • Description of your conceptual and creative process, your innovation and style, how you created your look, what inspired your final styling design and where you found your material (maximum of 500 words)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you wish to study at FEDISA Fashion School, why you choose the course of study and why you deserve to be awarded a bursary (maximum of 500 words)
  • Garments and accessories used to create your look (must be carefully packaged)

Please note: submissions must be delivered to the Cape Town or Sandton FEDISA campus by 15 August 2024.


15 August 2024.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact FEDISA directly:
Tel: 021 424 0975
Email: info@fedisa.co.za

Recently, in 2023, FEDISA introduced the BA Degree in Applied Fashion Retail, preparing students for success in various fashion business roles. With a rich history and commitment to nurturing creativity, FEDISA Fashion School leads the way in fashion education, shaping the future of the industry. Join us and be part of our legacy!



Cape Town | Sandton

Diploma in Fashion

Merchandising, Marketing & Media

3 Years, Full Time

The Diploma in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Media cultivates fashion professionals with expertise in fashion media disciplines such as journalism, PR, events, styling, merchandising, fashion marketing, and photography. 


Cape Town | Sandton

BA Degree in Applied Fashion Retail

3 Years, Full Time

The Applied Fashion Retail Degree equips fashion professionals to navigate various fashion processes. With strong research, analytical, and application skills, graduates gain a thorough understanding of the industry’s requisites for successful negotiation and implementation.


Cape Town | Sandton

BA Degree in Fashion Design

3 Years, Full Time

BA Degree in Fashion Design. This dynamic program seamlessly integrates design, production technology, textile technology, communication studies, and business practices, empowering graduates for thriving careers in the global fashion industry.


Cape Town | Sandton

BA Honours Degree in Fashion

1 Year, Full Time

The Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fashion empowers creative individuals with research skills and business acumen to excel in various fashion-related processes, integrating new concepts into the fashion and design industries.