Allan Gray Centre For Africa Entrepreneurship – Study In South Africa

Are you interested in pursuing higher education Abroad, with scholarship funds in 2024, and in South Africa? Then you can look no further than Allan Gray Centre For Africa Entrepreneurship. This article will explain the Allan Gray Centre For Africa Entrepreneurship, its benefits and the step-by-step application process.

AGCAE is currently accepting applications for its full-time, funded doctoral and master research programmes. Applications will be considered for two scholarship opportunities.

The Allan Gray Centre for Africa Entrepreneurship (AGCAE) is located in the School of Public Leadership (SPL) within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Its goal is to create, integrate, and share knowledge to promote the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa.

The focus is on utilizing data-driven approaches and fostering dialogue to advance entrepreneurship, ultimately contributing to better community well-being through entrepreneurial initiatives.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: PhD, Masters
  • Institution(s): Stellenbosch University
  • Study in South Africa
  • Program Period: Depends upon the selected course.
  • Deadline: 09/22/2024

Scholarship Benefits:

The AGCAE is currently accepting applications for its full-time, funded doctoral and master’s research programmes. Applications will be considered for the following two scholarship opportunities:

AGCAE Doctoral Scholarships: These are full-time doctoral scholarships, each valued at R250,000 per year, spanning three years.

AGCAE Master’s Scholarships: Full-time master’s scholarships are available, valued at R150,000 per year, and cover two years.

The application deadline for both types of scholarships is September 22. Successful candidates in the new intake will begin their full-time studies in Stellenbosch on January 15.

Scholarship Requirements:

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  1. For PhD applications, a candidate must fulfil the minimum criteria for admission to a PhD program at Stellenbosch University, which necessitates a master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  2. For Master’s applications, a candidate must meet the minimum criteria for admission to a Master’s program at Stellenbosch University, requiring an honours degree in a relevant discipline.
  3. Candidates must have obtained a minimum mark of 70% in their master’s programs to be eligible for AGCAE Doctoral Scholarships, and a minimum of 70% in their honours programs to be eligible for AGCAE Master’s Scholarships.
  4. Only applications within one of the AGCAE’s 2023 research themes will be considered.
  5. Scholarships are limited, and applying, even if all criteria are met, does not guarantee funding.
  6. The final decision on scholarship allocation rests with the AGCAE and is subject to funding availability, as well as the availability of a suitable supervisor within the Faculty.
  7. AGCAE reserves the right to decide not to award any scholarships.

Eligible Nationalities:

The scholarships are open to South African citizens and African foreign nationals. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged South African and African foreign national citizens.

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Application Procedure:

Follow these steps to apply for the 2024 cohort of the AGCAE. 

1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. 

2. Download and complete either the PhD Application Form​ or the Master’s application form​​:

·You will be required to write a letter motivating your suitability for the scholarship (maximum length: one A4 page), as well as a research concept note (no maximum length) on a research topic which you intend to study during your doctoral studies. These should be completed on the application form in the relevant sections.

·Please consult the 2023 AGCAE Research Themes to guide you in choosing a research topic.

3. Compile the required supporting documents:

In addition to the completed application form, the following supporting documents are required:

  • Academic records: Full particulars of ALL previous and current tertiary studies. Please submit copies of certified diploma/degree certificates AND official study records (transcripts). Please note that academic records from student portals will not be acceptable.
  • ID or passport: A certified copy of your ID (South African) or passport (international) photo page
  • Proof of competency in English: Applicants either need to provide proof that they have obtained their qualifications from tertiary institutions where English is the language of instruction or proof of English Language proficiency. This evidence must accompany your application and must not be older than 24 months from the date of application.

​4. Submission of your application:

·Completed and signed application forms + supporting documents should be submitted to the Graduate School Office via email ( by Friday 22 September at 23h59. No late applications will be accepted.

·Please ensure that your three references are informed that their referee letters, stating your capability to complete doctoral or master’s studies, should be sent directly to the Graduate School via email ( on or before Friday 22 September at 23h59.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Due to the large number of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

If you have not received a response from the Graduate School Office by the 16th of October, your application should be considered unsuccessful.

Contact details:

Any queries regarding the application process can be sent to 


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