Bertha Scholarships for Social Innovators in Africa


Candidates who are committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship are provided Bertha Scholarship with full or partial costs of the MBA and MPhil in comprehensive Innovation programs at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Scholarship provider:

University of Cape Town Graduate Business School (UCT GSB) in Cape Town, South Africa

Area of study:

 MBA and MPhil in comprehensive Innovation programs at the UCT GSB.

The Bertha Centre is also keen in candidates who are from Innovative Finance, Inclusive Healthcare Innovation and Education Innovations.

Number of Awards:

Up to 5

Target group:

South African/African Citizens

Benefits of the Scholarship:

  • The Bertha Scholarship covers either the full or partial cost of the program.
  • Part time job in university will be provided.
  • Travel allowance will be provided.
  • Free accommodation.


The criteria used for selection of Bertha Scholars are:

  1. Candidates have to be from South Africa or African countries or living there for at least 1 full year.
  2. Should have the highest grades in entire education life.
  3. Should have IELTS score of 7 or more.
  4. Candidates should have these qualities such as 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.
  5. Candidates have to show the desire for the scholarship by previous work experience or personal background or strong commitment to start a social venture.

Application instructions:

  • At first, interested candidates should go through the website to know details about the program & eligibility criteria, then they have to fill up the required information by downloading the form from our website.
  • Then they have to submit the filled up form with their UCT application number received from the GSB Admissions Office, contact details & CV .
  • Send all documents to within 31st December 2016.


  • Capetown,South Africa.
  • Tel: 0219371200
  • Visit Official Scholarship Website: