Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Graduate Teaching Fellowship

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

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Become a Fellow

Are you in 3 rd year or do you already have an undergraduate degree? Are you planning to complete your PGCE at WITS, UJ, UP or UCT next year? 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.


  • South African Citizenship or Permanent Resident with a South African ID number.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the closing date of application
  • Applicants will be expected to teach at a South African high school on completion of their PGCE.
  • Applicants must ensure they have applied to our partner universities for academic study and placement in the PGCE course for the following year. These partner universities are UP, WITS, UJ or UP.


Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the application closing date.

Successful applicants will be awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at UP, WITS, UJ or UP followed professional support through a two-year Newly Qualified Teaching program.

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.


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