Scholarship applications for Grade 8 2020 are now open.
Applications close 15 February 2019.
No late applications will be accepted.
Terms and conditions apply. No correspondence will be entered into. The Academy's Selection Committee's decision is final.
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 who meet the initial criteria 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.
Admission criteria for 2020
Scholarship applications for 2020 open on 14 January 2019 and close on 15 February 2019. Only applications for grade 8 2020 will be accepted. All other grades at the Academy have reached their capacity. If you have not heard from the Academy by 15 March 2019 your application has not been successful.
Students qualify for a scholarship if:
- they are academically talented and have leadership potential
- they are a South African Citizen or permanent resident
- their family or household total income before deductions is less than R10 000 per month
- they are currently in Grade 7
Application forms are available for download here. An electronic (fill-able form) and printable version are available.
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.