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Jakes Gerwel Fellowship For Future Teachers

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

We offer full scholarships to young people who want to become a teacher. We accept applications from Grade 12s, 1st year and graduates. Apply here for the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Opportunity

Do you want to play a leading role in developing our country and see the classroom as a powerful channel to do so? The Fellowship aims to achieve its vision by identifying, educating and equipping demographically diverse individuals who have the potential to excel and make a significant impact in education.

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship seeks to develop expert teachers and future educational leaders who will be at the forefront of solving the most pressing educational challenges and in so doing influence every school in South Africa.

Applicants must be under the age of 22.

Successful applicants will be awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study a three-year bachelor’s degree at the University of Cape Town or the University of Pretoria followed by a one-year PGCE teaching qualification.

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship programme will provide you with academic, personal & 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 Level 6 average (70%) for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).

Applicants Currently in Gap Year: 

  • Minimum of a Level 6 average (70%) for final Grade 12 results (excluding Life Orientation).

Please Note:  All areas of this application form need to be completed in English.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • South African Citizenship.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Monday, July 20, 2020
Opportunity is closing in 47 days
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