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Henley Future Leaders Bursary

Applicable to all Henley programmes

This bursary is awarded to applicants that have strong leaderships qualities, are motivated to learn and have achieved well in their academics. These individuals have often come from less than adequate circumstance but despite these have managed to get to where they are today. They are passionate about making a difference and want to further develop their skills and knowledge so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow.

Value of the Bursary

Partial or full tuition fees of programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • South African citizens from previously disadvantaged communities
  • Require financial assistance
  • Good academic record
  • Motivation for learning
  • 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 bursary is dependent upon Henley’s standard Terms and Conditions.

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

Special Conditions

As this bursary is for tuition only, all other expenses are for the bursary recipient’s cost. The bursary 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 bursary 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 Future Leaders Bursary, how will you benefit from this programme both now and into the future, and how will you ensure that others benefit from your learning too?

*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 academic performance, leadership qualities, creativity and innovation.

Complete the below form and upload the required documents

Submit your application