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Jakes Gerwel Fellowship: Bursaries Programme 2022

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship invites Students to Apply for the Bursary Programme 2022

  • Location: South Africa
  • Closing Date: 19 July 2021

Bursary Details:

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is offering 2 types of fellowships awards, for students who wish to pursue teaching studies within the 2022 academic year:

The following bursaries are open for application:

The Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship (UTF):

This is a full university scholarship, for studies towards a 3-year bachelor’s degree at the University of Cape Town or the University of Pretoria, followed by a 1 year PGCE teaching qualification. Students will receive extensive mentoring from expert teachers, experiential learning opportunities, as well as academic, personal, and leadership development.

2) The Graduate Teaching Fellowship (PGCE/GTF):

This is a full university scholarship, for studies towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Cape Town, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, or the University of Johannesburg, followed by professional support through a 2 year Newly Qualified Teaching program. Students will receive extensive mentoring from expert teachers, experiential learning opportunities, as well as academic, personal, and leadership development.

Minimum Requirements:

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):

Undergraduate Teacher Fellowship (UTF):

  • South African Citizenship OR a South African permanent resident with an SA ID number
  • You must be under 23 years old at the time of the application closing date
  • You must be in Matric, on a Gap Year, or in your 1st year of study at the University of Cape Town or the University of Pretoria
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a 3-year bachelor’s Degree qualification, followed by a 1 year PGCE teaching qualification
  • You must be willing to teach at a South African high school after completing your PGCE qualification
  • Students currently in Matric: you must achieve a minimum overall average of 65% for Grade 11 final results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Students currently in Gap Year: you must achieve a minimum overall average of 65% for Matric final results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Students currently in 1st Year of study: you must achieve a minimum overall average of 65% for Matric final results (excluding Life Orientation) AND you must show the ability to maintain a minimum overall average of 60% during the 1st year
  • You must be passionate about teaching and education
  • You must apply to the University of Cape Town and the University of Pretoria for the 2022 academic year

Graduate Teacher Fellowship (PGCE/GTF):

  • South African Citizenship OR a South African permanent resident with an SA ID number
  • You must be under 30 years old at the time of the application closing date
  • You must be in your 3rd and final year of undergraduate studies or must have already completed an undergraduate degree
  • You must be willing to teach at a South African high school after completing your PGCE qualification
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification
  • You must be passionate about teaching and education
  • You must apply to the University of Cape Town, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Johannesburg (partner universities) for the 2022 academic year
  • You must be a NUM member who has NOT been previously funded by the Trust
  • You must have graduated from undergraduate studies within the last 2 years
  • You must be studying within a critical field of study

How to Apply

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