The Absa Fellowship Programme is seeking courageous and passionate African leaders to go beyond the criteria of what is achievable, to propel humanity forward in ways that have not been explored yet, to reframe, reimagine and restructure society.
The Absa Fellowship Programme intends to:
- Advance education
- Drive transformative collaboration
- Develop capable leadership
- Facilitate progressive thinking
The Absa Fellowship Programme journey will overlap with the length of a student’s undergraduate education, with applicants ultimately coming out as private or public sector frontrunners in their selected industries; able to enthusiastically shape their societies, stimulate sustainability and bring possibility to life in magnitudes that the world has never seen before.
As a purpose-led establishment, Absa Group acknowledge the link between their sustainability and that of the communities in which they function. To scale and expand their social influence and do what’s best for the people and planet, their Group Strategy has recognized “playing a shaping role in Africa’s development and sustainability” as a crucial enabler. The growth that we want to achieve is inextricably linked to our firm commitment to be an active force for good.
This agenda is a bold social goal to enable change within their establishment and the communities in which they function – through their brand, resourcefulness and operations. They progressively test all their decisions against this bold objective and this comprises how and what they fund – and the role that they play in advancing intergenerational sustainability and building broader supporting community structures. Their devotion to leave their communities better than they found them is the essence of the way in which they are doing business – now and in the future.
At Absa Group, they also believe in possibility, and their priority is to play their role in putting the basic building blocks in place to make sure that young African leaders possess the opportunity to reinvent their futures and transform their possibility into action.
Eligibility for Absa Fellowship Programme
- Candidates are required to be between the age of 18 and 25 years
- Candidates are required to have a matric average of 65% or more
- Candidates are required to be nationals of the below-mentioned nations
- South Africa
To be Taken at (Schools): Provisional or unconditional acceptance from one of the following schools:
- University of Johannesburg
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Pretoria
- University of Kwa-ZuluNatal
- University of Cape Town
- University of Stellenbosch
Number of Awards: Not specified
Benefits of Absa Fellowship Programme
The Absa Fellowship Programme is much greater than an ordinary scholarship award or bursary enterprise. While successful applicants will obtain financial support towards their academic programs, they are required to actively take part in a specially curated leadership development program established by Absa.
- The monthly allowance will be remitted into an Absa transactional account (by Student Village on behalf of Absa).
- Payment will be disbursed to the supplier (bookstore) for schoolbooks on approval of the tendered quote and receipt of the bill.
- A coupon for a laptop will be granted.
- Payment will be disbursed to the supplier of education equipment on approval of the tendered quote and receipt of the bill.
- The university tuition fee, meals and housing fund will be remitted directly to the school.
- In the case of private (school-approved) housing, the property-owner will be paid directly, on presentation of the contract and bill from the landlord.
- Where meals are not added in the deed with the property-owner, for university housing or for candidates residing with their parents, a monthly meal stipend will be remitted into the Absa transactional account along with the stipend.
Eligible Field of Studies:
- Creative Arts
- Humanities (Social Sciences)
- Digital/Data Design
How to Apply for Absa Fellowship Programme
Application Deadline: Not Specified
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