Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026

The Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship: 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.

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Details of Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Application  2025/2026

Field of Study

Matric students – Degree studies in:

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

1st and 2nd-year students:

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

The selection process will include the following steps and dates:
Matric students:
Step 1: applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021 at 17:00.
Step 2: shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview in July 2021.
Step 3: shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Camp in October 2021.
* All applicants will receive feedback after every step of the selection process, to keep them updated on the status of their application.

1st and 2nd-year students:
To be confirmed.

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Application Requirements 2025/2026

Matric students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 21 years old in 2021
  • Currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% for Mathematical Literacy in Grade 11 final results
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70% for Grade 11 final results (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

1st and 2nd-year students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 22 years old in 2020
  • Studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Currently in your 1st or 2nd year of study
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in your June 2020 exams
  • 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

Over and above the requirements, students who have done the following will be a preferred candidate:

  • Leadership role at school or university (including being a prefect/ sports team captain/ member of the SRC)
  • Formal awards at school or university (including Academic/ Cultural/ Service awards)
  • Participation in any sporting or cultural activities at school, university or outside this environment
  • Started an activity or project that has left a positive impact in your school, university, community or environment
  • An occasion where you have achieved success despite the difficulty
  • Demonstration of tenacity, perseverance and goal-oriented behaviour
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to manage your emotions, as well as be aware of the emotions of people around you and react appropriately

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Application Procedures 2025/2026

1) Apply online: https://graymatter.allangrayorbis.org/login/

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:

Post:

  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
  • Freepost no: CB 11349
  • Kloof Street
  • Cape Town
  • 8008

Hand delivery:

  • 46 Hof Street
  • Oranjezicht
  • Cape Town

Hand delivery:

  • 1st Floor
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • 1 Protea Place
  • Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place
  • Sandton
  • Johannesburg

Documents Required for Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary Application 2025/2026

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final academic record, if this is your most recent report (certified copy)
  • Grade 12 latest academic record, if available (certified copy)
  • Academic/ recognition/ extra-curricular awards received in Grade 10/ 11/ 12 (certified copies)
  • Reference from an Educator (stamped, signed and sealed in a separate envelope)

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP: 1ST AND 2ND YEAR STUDENTS

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Recent photograph (passport size)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)

Closing Date: Matric students: 30 April 2025 (at 17:00)
1st and 2nd-year students: currently closed.

Contact Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship for more details about the Bursary and also check your status.

Please contact the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation directly:

Tel: 086 123 9235

Email: fellowship@allangrayorbis.org

Please read the FAQ’s at the bottom of the page here, before making any enquiries: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship/

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