Eligiblity Requirements for Allan Gray Bursary

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Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Matric students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 21 years old in 2020
  • Currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum of level 5/ “C” symbol for Mathematics HG in Grade 11 finals
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of level 6/ “B” symbol in Grade 11 finals (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Intend on studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Intend on studying at one of the following partner universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ Nelson Mandela University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal/ University of the Free State
  • Believe in the future of South Africa
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair and passion

1st and 2nd year students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 22 years old in 2020
  • Studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Currently in your 1st or 2nd year of study
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in your June 2020 exams
  • Studying at one of the following partner universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ Nelson Mandela University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal/ University of the Free State
  • Believe in the future of South Africa
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair and passion

Over and above the requirements, students who have done the following will be a preferred candidate:

  • Leadership role at school or university (including being a prefect/ sports team captain/ member of the SRC)
  • Formal awards at school or university (including Academic/ Cultural/ Service awards)
  • Participation in any sporting or cultural activities at school, university or outside this environment
  • Started an activity or project that has left a positive impact in your school, university, community or environment
  • An occasion where you have achieved success despite difficulty
  • Demonstration of tenacity, perseverance and goal-oriented behaviour
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to manage your emotions, as well as be aware of the emotions of people around you and react appropriately
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