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Absa Fellowship Programme 2021 for Undergraduate African Students

We are looking for brave and passionate African leaders to go beyond the standards of what is attainable, to move humanity forward in ways that have not been discovered yet, to reframe, reimagine and reshape society. But if you only want to be ’good’ at what you do, then the Absa Fellowship Programme is not for you. 

Application Deadline: Not specified

About the Award: The Fellowship aims to:

  • Advance education
  • Drive transformative collaboration
  • Develop capable leadership
  • Facilitate progressive thinking

The Absa Fellowship journey will coincide with the duration of a student’s undergraduate studies, with candidates ultimately emerging as private or public sector leaders in their chosen industries; able to actively shape their societies, promote sustainability and bring possibility to life in ways that the world hasn’t seen before.

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility:

  • A catalyst for change
  • Brave and ready to embrace possibility
  • Ethical and socially conscious
    • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in:
    1. Science
    2. Technology
    3. Engineering
    4. Creative Arts
    5. Mathematics
    6. Humanities (Social Sciences)
    7. Digital/Data Design
  • A strong student with a matric average of 65% or more
  • Between the age of 18 and 25 years
  • Entering the first year of tertiary studies, with provisional or full acceptance from Absa’s pre-selected universities.

Eligible Countries:

Seychelles
• South Africa
• Mozambique
• Tanzania
• Botswana
• Kenya
• Zambia
• Uganda
• Mauritius
• Ghana

To be Taken at (Universities): Provisional or final acceptance from one of the following universities:

• University of Johannesburg
• University of the Witwatersrand
• University of Pretoria
• University of Kwa-ZuluNatal
• University of Cape Town
• University of Stellenbosch

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The Absa Fellowship Programme is much more than an ordinary scholarship or bursary initiative. While successful candidates will receive financial support towards their academic studies, they are expected to actively participate in a specially curated leadership development programme created by Absa.

The following will be covered:

Academic costs
  • Full tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Laptop
  • Textbooks & Educational equipment
  • Monthly stipend
  • Meal allowance
Leadership programme
  • Travel (if required)
  • Learner modules and guides
  • Online lectures and assessments
  • Emotional wellness check-in sessions, academic tutoring and mentoring 

The Fellowship will provide a platform for participants to “engage the world to change the world” by creating their own content and posing their own questions. The Fellowship will also offer an involved emotional and academic wellness support structure.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants need to apply online.
  • Applicants need to ensure that the application form is filled out correctly, in full and in English.
  • ALL necessary documents are to be uploaded. You will not be able to complete the application process if mandatory documents are not uploaded.

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  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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