2015/2016 Masters Scholarships For South African Students at The UCT Graduate School of Business

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UCT Graduate School of Business is offering offers up to five Bertha full or partial MBA and MPhil scholarships for South African students. Scholarship covers either the full or partial costs of the MBA and MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programmes for candidates committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship. The deadline for submissions is 13 November, 2015.

Study Subject(s): The Bertha Scholarships are open to candidates in any field where they have been exploring social and/or environmental impact through innovative approaches.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA or MPhil programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Scholarship Provider: The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been established at the GSB as a result of a partnership between the GSB and The Bertha Foundation)
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility: The criteria used for selection of Bertha Scholars are:
-Candidates must be South African / South African Citizens and or a Permanent Resident for at least 1 full year.
-Candidates must have started or worked in an entrepreneurial or social or green venture, or have worked on a socially innovative or sustainable strategies within an organization for at least one year. Should you be interested in one of the focus areas, experience in these fields would be preferable, as well as a track record of exploring or initiating innovative approaches in these sectors.
-Candidates must demonstrate a strong moral character, strong entrepreneurial drive, a track record of action, leadership qualities, traits of social activism and a commitment to the sustainable development of emerging economies.
-Through the submission of an essay, candidates must show how the degree programme at this stage in their career will help to accelerate their impact and how it will contribute to the wider creation of value for society.
-Candidates must demonstrate some need for the scholarship, through either previous work experience, personal background or demonstrated commitment to start a social venture, which make self-funding the degree programme a significant burden.

Scholarship Open for International Students: South African citizens can apply for these masters scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers up to five Bertha full or partial MBA and MPhil scholarships to students that have met the requirements for these programmes and who are driven by their pursuit of social justice. The focus will be on encouraging scholars on their journey to generate inclusive opportunities to advance social justice. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been established at the GSB as a result of a partnership between the GSB and the Bertha Foundation. In addition to the Bertha Scholarship, the Centre will drive research in, and promote the practice of social innovation and entrepreneurship and will provide a variety of courses, practical learning opportunities and networks for any interested students attending UCT GSB.

Number of award(s): The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers up to five Bertha full or partial MBA and MPhil scholarships.

What does it cover? The Bertha Scholarship covers either the full or partial costs of the MBA and MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business for candidates committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Notification: Candidates are notified if they are selected for an interview. The final decision and award of the scholarship will be made by a Scholarship selection panel, following which candidates will be informed by mid December 2015. Candidates will only be able to take up the Bertha Scholarship if successfully admitted to the UCT GSB MBA or MPhil programmes.

How to Apply: 
-Candidates must first be eligible, comply with and apply for the MBA or MPhil programmes entrance requirements at the UCT Graduate School of Business. For full details about the MBA programme and the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation, eligibility, criteria and how to apply click here.
-Interested candidates should submit the Bertha Scholarship Application Form together with their UCT application number received from the GSB Admissions Office, contact details and CV.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 13 November, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

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