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African Heroes Scholarship Application

Applicable to all Henley programmes
The African Heroes scholarship is awarded to individuals who are working to build a better future for Africa. These people are selfless and make contributions to society against difficult, even overwhelming odds. Through making a positive social impact, they serve as role models to others. They often come from unfavourable circumstances, have strong leadership qualities, and a passion to create a fairer and more prosperous Africa.

Value of the Scholarship

The scholarship will cover the full tuition fee of the programme

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria need to be met by applicants in order to be eligible for this scholarship

  • Citizen of any African country, including South Africa
  • Actively involved in initiatives that give back to society and/ or involved in their communities to achieve a better Africa
  • Make contributions to society, serving  as a role model for others
  • Make contributions to society beyond the development of their own career or business
  • Meet the admission requirements for the specific programme (in terms of both academic and management experience) – see the “How to Apply” section on the specific programme pages for these requirements

Granting of this scholarship is dependent upon Henley’s standard Terms and Conditions.

Please only submit a scholarship application if you meet these criteria.

Special Conditions

As this scholarship is for tuition only, all other expenses are for the scholarship recipient’s cost. The scholarship recipient must attend all lectures, workshops and immersions as per the published schedule supplied upon confirmation of enrolment.

Application process

Ensure you meet the entry requirements for the specific programme as well as scholarship eligibility criteria as specified above.

The programme entry requirements can be viewed on the applicable programme page on the website, under the “How to Apply” section.

Complete the application form

  • For MBA applications, download the form here.
  • For all other programme applications, download the form here.

Complete 2 reference forms, download the reference form here.
Write a 1000-word reflective essay that articulates the following:

  • What gives you purpose and fulfilment in the world?
  • Why is learning important to you?
  • Why do you want to study at Henley?
  • What initiatives are you currently involved in and how are you making a difference?
  • If you are a successful recipient of the Henley African Hero Scholarship, how will you benefit from this programme both now and into the future, and how will you ensure that others benefit from your learning in order to create a more prosperous Africa?

*For your essay, please submit a PDF & use Verdana font size 11, with 1.5 line spacing, and only

Prepare the following documents in PDF format

  • Reflective essay
  • Application form
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Letters of reference x2
  • CV
  • Latest payslip

Please ensure that all the documents are submitted as these will be used to evaluate you on your social contributions, leadership qualities, creativity and innovation.

Complete the below form and upload the required documents

Submit your application