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South Africa Fellowship Program

Harvard HBS Grad Ranjay03

HSAFP 2013 Fellow, Morné Edas, upon completing Harvard Business Schools’ Advanced Management Program.

President Derek Bok established the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) in 1979 to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education by the apartheid system. This program was established, and is still intended, for mid-career professionals educationally disadvantaged by past laws and resource allocations in South Africa. Under the current presidency of Drew Gilpin Faust, the HSAFP seeks to expand its reach to institutions and organizations across the country in a continued effort to draw the broadest possible range of candidates for the program.

Fellowships are for a year of study in one of Harvard’s Professional Schools, with tuition waivers provided by the recipient School.  General administrative funds for program management, stipends, and airfare for the fellow are provided by the Office of the President, and administered by the Committee on African Studies, under the directorship of Prof John Mugane.  Over 200 Fellowships have been awarded to South Africans since the program began.  

Keep in touch with us!

If you are a former Harvard South Africa Fellow we would love to hear from you! Please consider joining the HSAFP LinkedIn Group so that you can stay in touch with other fellows, both current and past.

Information on the 2014 application process is now posted. Applications for the 2014 cycle are DUE on April 4, 2014. Please see the application page for more information on required materials and a timeline.