Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship 2018 – 2019

About Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was founded back in 2005 as part of Allan Gray’s objectives to contribute to Southern Africa by cultivating responsible entrepreneurship from the country. The foundations currently runs not only in South Africa, but also in Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship

The Foundation’s Fellowship programme supports individuals by nurturing their entrepreneurship skills to create valuable businesses which will contribute to the community. The programme beneficiaries, which are known as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows will receive financial assistance for their tertiary education as well as support to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.

The Fellowship will pay for the full cost of university tuition, full cost of university accommodation as well as meals, books and tutor allowances, a monthly living allowance, academic support and access to an entrepreneurial and personal development programme, mentorship and access to potential postgraduate funding for graduated Candidate Fellows. Candidate Allan Gray Fellows are not bound to any obligation and will not be required to work for the foundation after the completion of their studies. They may also seek other funding sources from other providers as long as the other providers allow them so.

The applicants will be required to study at the foundation’s partner universities:

Eastern Cape:

  • Rhodes University
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Free State:

  • University of the Free State

Gauteng:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Witwatersrand

Western Cape:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Western Cape
  • TSIBA (2nd year intake)
  • Stellenbosch University

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

GRADE 12

  • Level 5 in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 final results
  • Level 6 average for your final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2018
  • Below 21 years old in the year of the application
  • South African Citizenship
  • Applicants who wish to pursue tertiary studies in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at partnered university mentioned above

1ST YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2018 mid-year (June) exam results
  • Applicants who wish to pursue tertiary studies in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law at partnered university mentioned above
  • Below 22 years old in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship

2ND YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2017 year-end exam and 65% in 2018 mid-year exam
  • Applicants who wish to pursue tertiary studies in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law at partnered university mentioned above
  • Below 23 years old in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship

How to Apply and Application Details

Download and complete the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship application form for Grade 12 applicants only.

Online application is also available for Grade 12 applicants. For 1st and 2nd year applicants, only online applications are available. Click here to apply online.

Prepare and complete any additional documentation which are requested from the application.

For Grade 12 applicants, complete the following certified copies of required documents:

  • ID
  • Final Grade 10 and Grade 11 report
  • Grade 12 report, if available
  • Recent passport-size photograph
  • Academic/Extra-curricular awards/recognition/supporting documentation obtained in Grade 10, 11 and 12
  • Stamped and signed reference from an Educator enclosed with application in separately sealed envelope

Send completed form and documents for Grade 12 fellowship through the following methods:

  • Post: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Freepost no: CB 11349 Kloof Street, 8008
  • Hand Delivered:
    • 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town
    • 8th Floor, Forum Building, 2 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Closing Date

 Grade 12: 11 May 2018 

 

 1st Year and 2nd Year: 17 August 2018 

 

Contact Details

Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 481 5400
Address: 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht 8001

Johannesburg
Tel: +27 11 290 4940
Address: 8th Floor, Forum Building, 2 Maude Street, Sandton 2196

Email: [email protected]

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