Application Deadline:30 October 2020

The aim of the Fellowship Programme is to help university students prepare for life as a high-impact, responsible entrepreneur. Applicants must be in Grade 12 or 1st year university and have a 70% overall academic average. Once applicants are successful, they are on boarded as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows.

First Year Requirements

  • Due to COVID-19 academic results will be considered at a later stage in the selection process.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application.
  • South African Citizenship
  • Studying towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts & Health Science (Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFS, TSIBA and UKZN.

Fellowship covers


  • Textbooks & tutoring allowance
  • Monthly stipend
  • Full tuition at one of our 11 partner universities
  • University accommodation and meals

Entrepreneurial Mindset Development

  • Speakers and seminars    
  • Experiential exercises
  • Workshops      

Personal Development

  • Personal Leadership Officer (mentorship)
  • Industry mentor
  • Like-minded community


  • Tertiary qualification
  • Responsible thinking and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Well-rounded individual
  • Community-orientated learning


  • Submit your application form and supporting documentation online on or before 30 October 2020, 17:00pm SAT
  • Successful applicant candidates will be invited for an interview
  • Successful interview candidates will be invited to a selection camp
  • Successful camp candidates will receive formal offers
  • Application opening date: 2 June 2020
  • Application closing date: 30 October 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation First Year University Fellowship Programme 2020

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