Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2024 for young South Africans

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2024 for young South Africans

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2024 for young South Africans

Applications are currently available for the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Programme seeks out young achievers entering university who desire to make a significant difference not only in their own life, but also in their neighborhood, city, and nation. Fellowship recipients get need-based university financing as well as access to support and development programs geared at building an entrepreneurial mentality.

Aim of the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship

  • Choosing Entrepreneurship As A Viable Career Path

The Fellowship Programme focuses on cultivating entrepreneurship in Candidate Fellows by ensuring that by the end of the Fellowship Programme, they desire to create value through responsible entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship as a viable career path, are able to take an idea and develop it into a viable opportunity, understand the value proposition of the Foundation and E2, and value the culture of community and collaboration. Furthermore, their entrepreneurial mindset development curriculum is disseminated via the AGOF Online Campus.

Also Apply: The School Of Entrepreneurship Bursary Programme For Young South African Entrepreneurs

  • Deepening The Understanding Of Entrepreneurship

In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer to help them get to grips with the transition into a new environment; an Entrepreneurial Leadership Officer, who probes them to flex their entrepreneurial muscles; as well as an industry mentor, who deepens their understanding of entrepreneurial traits and concepts in the working world.

Fellowship Application For Gr.12 Learners Requirements And Process


  • A Minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical Literacy for final grade 11 results
  • A Minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • The Applicant must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The Applicant must be a South African citizen
  • An Intention to study 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, UKZN or TSiBA


  • Submit your application form and supporting documentation online or via post before or on 30 April 2024, 17:00 SAST
  • Successful applicant candidates will be invited for an interview in July 2024
  • Successful interview candidates will be invited to a selection camp in September 2024
  • To ensure that we offer you the best possible support and customer service, please ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete the application form before the closing date. We recommend dedicating at least 2 days to it

First-Year University Campaign

The 2024 first-year university campaign is closed for public applications. Each university will have the opportunity to nominate entrepreneurially minded first-year students who meet the Foundation’s first requirements listed below to apply.

  • Must currently be in their 1st year of study (expanded degree programmes welcome)
  • Must have an academic average of 65% after the first semester of 2023
  • Turning no older than 22 years in 2024

Currently Studying Toward A Degree In The Following Faculties:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Health Science(excl. Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences)


  • Applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million (R1 000 000.00) and below will receive full funding
  • Applicants with a combined annual household income of above R1 million (R1 000 000.00) will receive needs-based funding
  • Speakers and seminars
  • Workshops
  • Experiential exercises
  • Access to business incubation
  • Potential funding will be communicated to successful candidates after camp stage
  • Access to business/venture funding via E Squared, an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation sister entity (available to students in the IVC programme and graduates depending on business idea viability)
  • Personal Leadership Officer (mentorship)
  • Industry mentor
  • Like-minded community
  • Tertiary qualification
  • Responsible thinking and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Well-rounded individual
  • Community-orientated learning

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme

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