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Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is a full university scholarship that provides extensive mentoring and leadership development for top learners with a passion for teaching and education.

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Become a Fellow

Are you in Gr 12 or on a Gap Year? Are you currently in your 1st year at UCT or UP? If so, Jakes Gerwel Fellowship are inviting you to be at the forefront of solving some of the most significant educational challenges in South Africa. 

As a Jakes Gerwel Fellow, we want to give you a launchpad from which to craft your impact in the world, an inspirational community to walk alongside and support your journey as well as the best possible learning experiences that set
you up for long-term success as an expert teacher, educational leader or entrepreneur.

Applicants must be under the age of 23 on the application closing date.

Successful applicants will be awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study a three year bachelor’s degree at UCT or UP followed by a one-year PGCE teaching qualification.

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship programme will provide you with academic, personal and leadership development while mentorship from expert teachers and experiential learning opportunities will expose you to exciting models of teaching and education excellence.

Academic Requirements: 

  • Applicants currently in Grade 12:
  • Minimum of a 65% average for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).
  • Applicants currently in Gap Year: 
  • Minimum of a 65% average for final Grade 12 results (excluding Life Orientation).
  • Applicants currently in 1st Year of university:
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain a 60% course average during 1st year degree studies.
  • Minimum of a 65% average for final Grade 12 results (excluding Life Orientation).

Additional requirements:

  • South African Citizenship or Permanent Resident with a South African ID number.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 23 on closing date of application (20th July 2020).
  • Candidate Fellows will be expected to complete a three-year bachelor’s degree at the University of Cape Town or the University of Pretoria and then go on to complete a PGCE.
  • Candidate Fellows will be expected to teach at a South African high school on completion of their PGCE.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Monday, July 20, 2020
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