The University of Cape Town is offering scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of UCT. Students of any nationality may apply, but preference will be given first to South African citizens and permanent residents, followed by nationals of other African countries.
The primary goal of the Programme is to produce graduates with outstanding leadership qualities and a strong sense of social justice, who will go on to play leading and significant roles in business, government, industry and civil society in South Africa and on the African continent.
UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. University aims to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognized and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue undergraduate program.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in any of the six Faculties of UCT.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship offers full financial support to the value of R120,000-00 per year, intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation, meals and an allowance for books, stationery, and transport. The scholarship will also entitle the recipient to a 6-week internship in the USA, Germany or South Africa, the costs of which will be met by the Programme.
Scholarship can be taken in South Africa (Scholars will also be required to spend up to 6 weeks attached to an approved organization in South Africa, Germany or the USA, gaining exposure to sound leadership practices).
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of UCT. Students can apply in their first year of study, or after completing the first year. However, there must be at least two years of the degree program remaining at the time of award. The scholarship cannot be held for a period less than two years. Postgraduate students are not eligible. While it is expected that the majority of scholars will be citizens of South Africa, candidates from other sub-Saharan African countries are also welcome to apply. However, a condition for non-South African candidates is that they must demonstrate a commitment to remain in South Africa and serve the country for at least 10 years after their studies. They must also commit to serving their own countries.
Nationality: Students of any nationality may apply, but preference will be given first to South African citizens and permanent residents, followed by nationals of other African countries.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be academically outstanding. If applying for the scholarship in the first year of enrolment at UCT, they must have passed all first-semester courses with an average mark of at least 60%; if applying in second or subsequent years, they must have a cumulative grade aggregate of at least 60%.
English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: The application form must be completed electronically and submitted via email as a PDF attachment to Ms. Felicity Seragie: felicity.seragie-at-uct.ac.za. Supporting documents (certified copies and 3 references in sealed envelopes) must be delivered in one package by post.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 August 2016.