Admissions

Admission Criteria

Students qualify to apply if they are girls who:

  • Are currently in Grades 7
  • Display leadership potential
  • Are South African citizens or permanent residents
  • Display academic talent
  • Are in a family whose total household income is less than R10,000 per month

How to Apply

Completed application forms must be addressed and sent to:

Attention: Student Recruitment
P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Email to: student.recruitment@owlag.co.za

Applications for 2018 close on 15 February 2017.

The Selection Process

Once all applications have been received and screened, testing will be arranged for those applicants who meet the criteria. There are several stages to the selection process:

Stage 1: Entrance tests

Applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.

Stage 2: More extensive testing - academic and leadership potential

Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow.

Stage 3: Selection camps – clinical interviews and a range of psychological assessments

Final selection camps, lasting 2 or 3 days, will be held at the Academy later in the year.

Stage 4: Home visits and registration

All successful students will be registered at their homes at the end of the process.

Non-discriminatory policy

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programmes, athletic, cultural, residential and other school- administered programmes.