The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is a full University fellowship. It is funded by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. If you are studying at the University of Cape Town or the University of Pretoria, the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is an aspiring way to develop your passion for Education and Teaching.
The legacy of Jakes Gerwel goes back to the time of Nelson Mandela. Jakes Gerwel was a Professor and a close confident to Nelson Mandela. The fellowship carries his name as the foundation wants to inspire students to excel and improve the education system by itself by becoming a teacher.
Their philosophy is ” Why not becoming a teacher”. Their program hopes to develop teachers with strong leadership through the help of extensive mentoring. Their are 3 entry points for this fellowship, namely at Grade 12 level, 1st year level and final year students. Keep on reading if you want to know how to become a fellow
They have 3 entry levels for their fellowship. Lets begin with the students who are busy completing their Matric or who have a gap year.
If you want to apply for this fellowship, you will need to satisy the following items
Besides these Grade requirements you will also need to follow these additional requirements.
The PGCE prepares graduates with an intensive 1 year programme for their career in teaching. It will enable you to be registered at SACE (South African Council for Educators) as a qualified teacher.
During the PGCE you will develop how to teach and not what to teach. You will learn to implement what you have learned in your Bcomm, BA or BSc degree.
if you want to apply for the PGCE intake, the following requirements should be satisfied:
The bursary covers the following expenses:
If you want to become a fellow you will need to apply online at the JG fellowship website. There you choose which entry group you are part of; Grade 12, First-year student, or Undergraduate/Graduate.
Follow the steps and make sure you complete all questions.
You can sign up for their online webinars or watch back old webinars to understand the application process better.
The closing dates are as follows:
Grade 12: 31 July
Undergraduate: University of Cape Town 31 July and for University of Pretoria 30 September