Allan Gray Fellowship Foundation Bursary Opportunity 2019

The Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Programme is calling on qualified applicants in need of financial aid to complete their university studies. The bursary progamme is run by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship. Funded from the taxed profits of Allan Gray Limited, the Foundation seeks to contribute to the country’s sustained growth by developing future entrepreneurs.

Allan Gray established the foundation 2005 . It now operates in 4 African countries which includes Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa and Namibia, providing development and support for people who possess a keen interest in entrepreneurship.

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Bursary Programme 2019

In an effort to support and grow aspiring entrepreneurs, the programme selects up to 100 deserving and highly qualified students pursuing any of the prescribed courses listed below:

  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Health Sciences ( except Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Medicine

Selected bursars will have access to the following benefits:

  • University tuition fee coverage
  • Coverage of book fees, meal and accommodation expenses
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Academic support
  • Access to academic-support
  • Mentorship
  • Entrepreneurial programmes
  • Development programmes
  • Possible postgraduate study funding for graduated bursars

Requirements or Eligibility

For Grade 12 students seeking bursary funding, the basic requirements are as follows:

  • Grade 11 Pure Mathematics final result is Level 5
  • Grade 11 final average is Level 6
  • Completed National Benchmark Test on or before 30 September 2019
  • Intends to pursue studies in Commerce, Engineering, Humanities, Health or Law
  • Must intend to study in universities such as UJ, WITS, NMU UCT, UWC, RU, UP, SU, TSIBA and UKZ

For 1st year university applicants

  • Achieved at least 65% average for June 2019 mid-year exam
  • Intends to pursue studies in Commerce, Engineering, Humanities, Health or Law
  • Must be enrolled in schools such as UJ, Rhodes, UCT, Stellenbosch, UFS, UWC, NMU, UP, TSIBA or WITS
  • Applicant’s age must be below 22 in the year of application
  • Closing date is 2 August 2019
  • A South African citizen

For 2nd year applicants

  • Obtained at least a %65 average in 2018 final exam and 2019 mid-term exam
  • Pursuing a Law, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Health Science or Engineering ( except Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine)
  • Enrolled in any university recognized by the programme such as UJ, WITS, NMU, UWC, Rhodes, UFS, Stellenbosch, TSIBA or UP
  • Must be below 23 years of age in the year of application
  • A South African citizen
  • Closing date is 2 August 2019

How to Apply

Qualified Grade 12 students can either hand carry their application to:

46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht
Cape Town

Or to

8th Floor, Florum Building
2 Maude Street
Sandton, Johannesburgh

Send it by post to:

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation,
Freepost no: CB 11349, Kloof Street

Click here to Download the Application Form (pdf)

Opening and Closing Dates

Deadline for submission of applications for Grade 12 applicants is on 15 March 2019.

For 1st year and 2nd year university student applications, the deadline is on 2 August 2019.

Contact Information

For further enquiries, send them to: fellowship@allangrayorbis

or call telephone number: 086 123 9235

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