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 2021
Scholarship applications for 2021 open on 20 January 2020 and will close at midnight on 21 February 2020. Only applications for grade 8 2021 will be accepted. All other grades at the Academy have reached their capacity. If you have not heard from the Academy by 14 March 2020 your application has not been successful.
Students may qualify for a scholarship if:
- their mark for Maths & English is above 70%
- they are a South African Citizen or permanent resident
- their family or household total income before deductions is less than R30 000 per month
- they are currently in Grade 7 (2020)
Or submit an application via post
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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.