The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Bursary/ Scholarship

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering scholarships, fellowships and bursaries for the those students interested in studying commerce, humanities (majoring in politics, economics, or philosophy), engineering, law, or science (except medicine) at a university of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s choice.

Here are the requirements and criteria

The applicant must:

1. Be a citizen of one of the following countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, or Swaziland.

2. Be financially needy.

3. Show exceptionally academic performance. (minimum average 65%)

4. indicate entrepreneurial flair and passion

5. be younger than 22 years old.

The Allan Gray Orbis university bursary or scholarship is awarded only to students studying or intending to study at the following South African universities: University of Johannesburg (UJ), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits),  Rhodes University, University of the Western Cape (UWC), Stellenbosch University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), and the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation also offers a high school bursary to pupils studying or intending to study at one of its selected schools (a list of these are available on the foundation’s website:

To get more information on this programme or to apply for this bursary, visit: or email: (for high school bursary) or (for university bursary).

One Reply to “The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Bursary/ Scholarship”

  1. I have met requirements for the B- com degree but have failed to meet the requirements for maths i got a 70% aggregate 32 points but i had a problem with maths we did not have a teacher in our school i still passed but did not meet the requirements for maths but i intend on upgrading it this year how could i apply for the busaries for next year to study in 2014 i will submit all documents to prove and what should i do to go about this please notify me

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