Call for Application: 2019 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa

Application Deadline: 16 February 2018.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls provides students in Grades 8 through 12 with an opportunity to develop their  full intellectual, social and leadership potential. To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds.


Admission Criteria

Students qualify to apply for a scholarship if:

  • they are academically talented and have leadership potential
  • they are a South African Citizen or permanent resident
  • their family or household total income before deductions is less than R10 000 per month
  • they are currently in Grade 7

The Selection Process

Once all applications have been received and screened, testing will be arranged for those applicants who meet the criteria. There are several stages to the selection process:

Stage 1: Entrance tests

Applicants who meet the initial criteria will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.

Stage 2: More extensive testing – academic and leadership potential

Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow.

Stage 3: Selection camps – clinical interviews and a range of psychological assessments

Final selection camps, lasting 2 or 3 days, will be held at the Academy later in the year.

Stage 4: Home visits and registration

All successful students will be registered at their homes at the end of the process.

How to Apply

Completed application forms must be addressed and sent to:

Attention: Student Recruitment
P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Email to: [email protected]

Applications for 2019 close on 16 February 2018.

Applications will be disqualified if you fail to submit all the required documents. Should any information submitted be found to be incorrect or untruthful, your application will be disqualified.

A reference check will be conducted for every application.

If you have not heard from the Academy by 15 March 2018 your application has not been successful.

Terms and conditions apply. No correspondence will be entered into. The Academy’s Selection Committee’s decision is final.

DOWNLOAD Application Forms for the 2019 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls 


  1. I am Tshegofatso Maleo doing grade 7 at Ansac Primary school in Brakpan . My mother passed on and my father is unemployed. My aunt is looking after me since my mother passed on. I am talented in athletics.I wish to be one of your student.

  2. Dear sir / madam
    My name is khauta Kolobe from evaton in the Vaal erea .I have a daughter by the name of Tshiamo angel mahlatsi and she’s 10 years old and doing grade 4 ,I would love for her to be the student at owlag one of the day.

    Yours sincerely
    Khauta Kolobe

  3. Dear sir/madam
    I would like you to assist us with the help of some funds,we are an organisation helping the orphans there are 72 the challenge we have is the funds,we are based in zambia central africa we never get any help from anyone your help we make a difference to our children lifes.

  4. Hello Madam
    My name is Sandiswa and currently i am going grade 7 . I love reading books an enjoy spend time doing art. I am an ambitious young girl who is looking for school that can be my home away from home.

  5. Good day I have a niece by the name of Anthea and would like to apply for grade 8 in 2021 for her if u could please send me the contacts and the how to go about doing that I would realy appreciate it thank you

    Sincerely Nondumoso


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