Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Bursary Programme 2020

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Bursary Programme 2020

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Bursary Programme 2020

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Bursary Programme 2020

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Bursary Programme 2020

About Allan Gray Orbis Foundation:

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was founded by Allan Gray in 2005 out of his dream to create a sustainable contribution to the country, by helping students who are the future entrepreneurs of Southern Africa.

The Foundation receives its funding from the donation of Allan Gray Limited’s taxed profits. The Foundation currently operates in 4 countries across Africa, namely South Africa; Namibia; Swaziland and Botswana.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme aims to provide funding for students to study at university level, as well as providing support and development for those who demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset.

About Allan Gray Bursary Programme:

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation will award fellowships to deserving students within the following fields:

Matric students:

  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Arts
  • Health Science (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science)

Coverage Value And Selection Process:

The following study related expenses are covered by the fellowship award: tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation at university residence, meals, monthly living stipend, tutor allowance. Students also receive academic support, mentorship and access to a personal development and entrepreneurial programme.

Matric students: shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to attend an interview in August or September 2020, further shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend the Selection Camp in December 2020. Fellowship candidates will be required to write the National Benchmark Tests before selection.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

Matric students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 21 years old in 2020
  • Currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum of level 5/ “C” symbol for Mathematics HG in Grade 11 finals
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of level 6/ “B” symbol in Grade 11 finals (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Intend on studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Intend on studying at one of the following partner universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ Nelson Mandela University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal/ University of the Free State
  • Believe in the future of South Africa
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair and passion

Closing Date: 29 May 2020 (at 17:00)

How To Apply:

Matric students:

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:

1) Click Here To Apply Online
You will be required to Register an Account before you can Login and apply.


2) Download and complete the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Application Form (Matric students) (pdf)

Hard copy applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:


Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Freepost no: CB 11349
Kloof Street
Cape Town

Hand delivery:

46 Hof Street
Cape Town

8th Floor
Florum Building
2 Maude Street

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