Our programme

Fellowship Programme

The Fellowship Programme looks for young achievers transitioning into university – people who want to make a big impact: not only in their own lives but also in the lives of their community, city and country. The Fellowship recipients receive needs-based funding for university and access to support and development aimed at cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.

Fellowship Application for gr.12 learners Requirements and Process



What The Fellowship Covers


Entrepreneurial Support


Disclaimer: We encourage online applications as a first option. The physical delivery options can often lead to delays and the Foundation will not accept any late application forms. We strongly encourage applicants to use our online application as their primary method to apply. However, it’s crucial to be aware that physical delivery options may result in delays or incomplete applications. Please note that the Foundation does not accept late or incomplete forms. To ensure a smooth process, we recommend submitting your application well in advance and using the online platform. This way, you can gather all the necessary supporting documents and avoid any unexpected delays.

Hand Deliver:

Cape Town
46 Hof Street,
Cape Town

1st Floor, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr,
1 Protea Place, Cnr of Fredman
Drive and Protea Place,
Sandton, Johannesburg


Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Freepost no: CB 11349
Kloof Street, 8008

Required Documentation:

Our offer to you

The Aim of Our Fellowship Programme

Our Fellowship Programme focuses on cultivating entrepreneurship in Candidate Fellows by ensuring that by the end of the Fellowship Programme, they desire to create value through responsible entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship as a viable career path, are able to take an idea and develop it into a viable opportunity, understand the value proposition of the Foundation and E Squared (our business venture funding partner), and value the culture of community and collaboration. Furthermore, their entrepreneurial mindset development curriculum is disseminated via the AGOF Online Campus.

In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer to help them get to grips with the transition into a new environment; an Entrepreneurial Leadership Officer, who probes them to flex their entrepreneurial muscles; as well as an industry mentor, who deepens their understanding of entrepreneurial traits and concepts in the working world.

First-year University Campaign

The 2024 first-year university campaign is closed for public applications. Each university will have the opportunity to nominate entrepreneurially minded first-year students who meet the Foundation’s first requirements listed below to apply.

Currently Studying Toward a Degree in the Following Faculties:

Currently Enrolled at one of Our 11 Partner Universities:

“It’s more than just entrepreneurial leaders – it’s leaders in the broadest context that are needed.”