Allan Gray: Fellowship Programme (Nationwide)

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:


Rhodes University

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


Stellenbosch University


University of the Free State

What the Fellowship covers


Textbooks & tutoring allowance

Monthly stipend

Full tuition at one of our 11 partner universities

University accommodation and meals

Entrepreneurial Mindset Development

Speakers and seminars

Experiential exercises


Personal Development

Personal Leadership Officer (mentorship)

Industry mentor

Like-minded community


Tertiary qualification

Responsible thinking and entrepreneurial mindset

Well-rounded individual

Community-orientated learning

Click HERE to apply

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