(Nurturing Africa's Leaders of Tomorrow)
Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate, Internship
Provider: UCT, Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Country to Study in: Sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, etc), USA, Germany
The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to selected University of Cape Town (UCT) undergraduate students, from South Africa and other sub-Saharan African countries, with demonstrated leadership potential, for the purposes of financially supporting these scholars as they continue with their chosen degree programmes at UCT.
In addition, successful applicants to the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarships, at the same time develop their leadership potential through additional Programme activities, to better prepare them for eventually taking up significant leadership roles in South Africa or other African countries.
The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of the University of Cape Town.
All undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of UCT are eligible to apply. Students can apply in their first year of study, or after completing first year. However, there must be at least two years of the degree programme remaining at the time of award. The scholarship cannot be held for a period less than two years. Postgraduate students are NOT eligible.
While it is expected that the majority of scholars will be citizens of South Africa, candidates from other sub-Saharan African countries are also welcome to apply. However, a condition for non-South African candidates is that they must demonstrate a commitment to remain in South Africa and serve the country for at least 10 years after their studies. They must also commit to serving their own countries.
Selection will be made from students who demonstrate potential to be the leaders of tomorrow in various sectors of the economies of their respective countries in Africa, and who show promise to make a significant impact in business, government, industry and civil society of South Africa or other African countries.
Students will be selected for this Programme on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated leadership potential, willingness to serve the public and the community, and commitment to the goals of the Programme. Financial need will also be taken into account (all applicants are required to provide information about family income on the application form), but it will not be an overriding factor.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, and will be required to speak on a topic of global relevance as part of the selection process. They will be required to demonstrate why they are deserving of the scholarship, and to explain how they see themselves playing a leadership role in their country or on the African continent in the future.
Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa countries (South Africa and other African countries)
University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, Western Cape province, South Africa
Fields of study
Undergraduate level study in any field of study at UCT.
Scholars will be required to take the normal courses of their degree programs, plus two additional courses intended to develop leadership qualities. These courses will be identified by the Programme Director, and may vary from year to year.
Number of awards
Two or more years - scholarship cannot be held for a period less than two years.
Scholars should remain in good academic standing after the first year, as a condition for the renewal of the award for a second year.
The scholarship offers full financial support to the value of R120,000-00 per year, intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation, meals and an allowance for books, stationery and transport.
The scholarship will also entitle the recipient to a 6-week internship in the USA, Germany or South Africa, the costs of which will be met by the Programme.
Scholars will also be required to spend up to 6 weeks attached to an approved organization in South Africa, Germany or the USA, gaining exposure to sound leadership practices.
Method of Application
Prospective scholars should complete the correct application form for the year in question. The application form for the 2017 intake of new scholars is available for download from the official website. The application form must be completed electronically and submitted via email as a PDF attachment to Ms Felicity Seragie: email@example.com. Supporting documents (certified copies and references in sealed envelopes) must be delivered in one package to the following physical address:
Ms Felicity Seragie: Programme Administrator, Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme
Room 6.19, Menzies Building, UCT Upper Campus
Tel: 021 650 1228 | Cell: 082 592 3907
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this leadership/scholarship programme.
All applications must be received on or before 31st August, 2016
Scholars must remain committed to the goals of the Programme throughout their studies, and strive towards eventually serving the larger society in South Africa or on the African continent in a significant leadership capacity. They will be expected to be role models and ambassadors of the Programme.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa.
UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and its Law and Commerce Faculties are consistently placed among the hundred best internationally. The language of instruction is English.
Application Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)
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