Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship: Jakes Gerwel Fellowship, founded in 2017, is fully funded by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment and named in honour of Professor Jakes Gerwel, a teacher, educational leader and close confidant of the late Nelson Mandela. Scholarship beneficiaries commence their studies at the University of Pretoria or the University of Cape Town, towards a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Commerce degree. Apart from full funding, students also have access to personal coaches, mentors and expert teachers. When students have completed their 3-year degree, they qualify as high school teachers through a PGCE and are placed in partner schools.

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Field of Study

1) Undergraduate Teacher Fellowship: applicable to current Grade 12, gap year and 1st-year level students.
2) Graduate Teacher Fellowship: applicable to final year students.

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary Application Requirements 2025/2026

Undergraduate Teacher Fellowship:

  • South African Citizenship OR a South African permanent resident with an SA ID number
  • Under 23 years old on the closing date (20 July 2020)
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric and on a gap year OR currently in the 1st year of University
  • Current Matric students: must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for Grade 11 final results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Current Gap Year students: must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for Grade 12 final results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Current 1st Year University students: must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for Grade 12 final results (excluding Life Orientation) AND must demonstrate the ability to maintain a minimum overall average of 60% for 1st-year degree studies
  • Candidate Fellows must complete a 3-year bachelor’s degree at one of the following institutes: University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town
  • Candidate Fellows must go on to complete a PGCE qualification
  • Candidate Fellows must teach at a South African high school after completion of the PGCE qualification
  • Apply to both the University of Pretoria (before 30 September 2020) and the University of Cape Town (31 July 2020) for 2025 studies

Graduate Teacher Fellowship:

  • South African Citizenship OR a South African permanent resident with an SA ID number
  • Under 30 years old on the closing date (20 July 2020)
  • Candidate Fellows must teach at a South African high school after completion of the PGCE qualification
  • Apply to partner universities (the University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg and University of Witwatersrand) for academic study and placement for 2025 studies

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Bursary Application Procedures 2025/2026

Applications must be done online at:
Matric, Gap Year and 1st Year students: http://apply.jgfellowship.org/register
PGCE Final year and Graduate students: http://gtf.jgfellowship.org/register

Undergraduate Teacher Fellowship:

  • ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Current Matric students: Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results (certified copies)
  • Current Gap Year students: Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Current 1st Year University students: Matric certificate AND full tertiary academic record (certified copies)
  • Proof of application to study at UP and UCT

Graduate Teacher Fellowship:

  • ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copies)
  • Proof of application to study at UP, UCT, UJ and WITS

Closing Date: 20 July

Contact Jakes Gerwel Fellowship for more details about the Bursary and also check your status.

Please contact the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship directly:

Johannesburg office, Tel: 010 900 1244

Cape Town office, Tel: 021 180 4880

WhatsApp: 083 589 2933

Email: info@jgfellowship.org

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