Bertha MBA Scholarships for African Students at UCT Graduate School of Business in South Africa | 2014
  Master's Scholarships ‣ Africa Scholarships  October Deadline

Bertha MBA Scholarships. The Graduate School of Business at UCT offers five annual Bertha M B A scholarships for African students who have met the requirements for the MBA programme and who are driven by their pursuit in social or green ventures. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country):The Graduate School of Business at UCT | South Africa

Level: Master's Degree

Field(s): MBA programme.

Deadline: 31 October 2013.

Funded By: 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.)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Bertha M B A Scholarships are targeted for African students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: The Graduate School of Business at UCT offers five annual Bertha M B A Scholarships.

Scholarship Duration:

Scholarship covers:The Bertha Scholarship covers full costs of the MBA programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business for candidates committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Bertha MBA Scholarships were created to nurture a new generation of social innovators, and to explore entrepreneurial solutions to help solve some of the urgent social and environmental problems of our time.

The combination of scholarship, geographic location and leading MBA content in emerging markets provides a unique opportunity for the most talented and innovative students.


To avail Bertha MBA Scholarships, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must be a resident of an African country.

  2. Candidates must have started or worked in an entrepreneurial social or green venture, or have worked on sustainable social business strategies within an organisation for at least 1 year.

  3. 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.

  4. Through the submission of an essay, candidates must show how the MBA 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.

  5. 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 MBA a significant burden.


 Candidates will be notified if they are selected for interview by 15th November 2013. Interviews will take place during the week of 18th November 2013.

Scholarship Application Method

Interested candidates should submit the Bertha Scholarship Application Form together with their UCT MBA application number received from the GSB Admissions Office, contact details and CV to

Scholarship Applications are Due on 31 October 2013.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

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