Allan Gray First Year Students
The Aim of Our Fellowship Programme The aim of our 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.
Choosing entrepreneurship as a viable career path Our 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, as well as value the culture of community and collaboration. Furthermore, their entrepreneurial mindset development curriculum is disseminated via the AGOF Online Campus. Deepening the understanding of entrepreneurship In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer, helping 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 Requirements & Process
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.
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
Our 11 Partner Universities include:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
University of Johannesburg
University of Pretoria
University of the Witwatersrand
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape
University of the Free State
What the Fellowship covers
Textbooks & tutoring allowance
Full tuition at one of our 11 partner universities
University accommodation and meals
Entrepreneurial Mindset Development
Speakers and seminars
Personal Leadership Officer (mentorship)
Responsible thinking and entrepreneurial mindset