Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Program 2017 for Young Students from Southern Africa

Application Deadline:

  • South Africa 1st Year University (2017 Applications are Open)
    Deadline: Monday, 18 August 2017
  • South Africa Grade 12 (2017 Applications are Open)
    Deadline: Friday, 12 May 2017.

University Fellowships to develop Southern Africa’s future responsible entrepreneurs

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation believes that building entrepreneurs is the best way to create a prosperous, happy and fair future for South Africa. Allan Gray are looking for people who want to make a big impact – not just in their own lives, but also in their community, city and country.  Allan Gray will give you the best chance to build the life that you want for yourself, your family and your community by supporting your life-journey to create a business that matters.


  • The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.
  • The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity.
  • The Fellowship selection team specifically focuses on attracting eligible applicants using effective assessment tools and rigorous and reliable processes to make sure that eligible candidates are fairly assessed and that the correct decisions are made.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university.
  • Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below:

Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:

  • Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
  • Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
  • Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
  • Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
  • Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting


  • South Africa 1st Year University (2017 Applications are Open)
    Deadline: Monday, 18 August 2017
  • South Africa Grade 12 (2017 Applications are Open)
    Deadline: Friday, 12 May 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis University Fellowship Program 


  1. hi , i am swazi citizen doing his final year in Social work (Bachelor Social Work Degree- BSW) at the University of Swaziland. I am looking to do my postgraduate studies in social policy and social development. does the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme offer scholarships in this field and if it does how can i apply?


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