Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP)
2022/2023 Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP)
The Harvard-South-Africa-Fellowship application period for the Harvard South Africa Fellowship 2022/2023 is still open!
The HSAFP was created primarily to provide educational enrichment for men and women in their mid-career, that is, individuals in various occupations who have demonstrated considerable skill and leadership in their chosen fields and are expected to benefit from advanced training.
- South Africans and South African Permanent Residents are eligible.
To Be Taken In (Country): United States of America
HSAFP (Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program):
In 1979, President Derek Bok established the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) to meet the needs of South Africans who had been denied access to advanced education due to the apartheid system.
This programme was created for, and is still intended for, mid-career professionals in South Africa who have been educationally disadvantaged due to previous laws and resource allocations.
Under the current presidency of Drew Gilpin Faust, the HSAFP seeks to broaden its reach to institutions and organisations throughout South Africa in order to attract the widest possible range of candidates for the programme.
Furthermore, in accordance with the current South African constitution, the University has broadened its applicant pool to include all South Africans, regardless of ethnicity or race.
Form: Fellowship (Academic)
- Eligibility for the Harvard South Africa Fellowship
The Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) is open to the following candidates:
Candidates who have recently completed, or have not yet completed, a first degree are not considered unless this degree was pursued concurrently with, or following, work experience.
Fellows are typically between the ages of 30 and 45.
Fellows must be citizens of South Africa.
Fellows apply to the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program at Harvard University directly. In South Africa, a committee of HSAFP alumni, Center staff, and the CAS Faculty Director will interview the short-listed applicants. Successful candidates must then apply to and be admitted to the Harvard school of their choice.
Applicants should check with their employers ahead of time to see if they can be granted leave for the Harvard academic year if they are awarded a fellowship. They should generally plan to stay at Harvard from September to June.
Some programmes, however, require fellows to begin living on July 1st. No candidate should accept an interview unless they are assured of being granted such leave. The Center does not want to award fellowships to people who are unable to take advantage of the opportunity.
- Criteria for Selection
Fellows are chosen because they have demonstrated significant skill in their chosen fields and are expected to benefit from advanced training. The Center for African Studies has awarded over 200 fellowships since the inception of the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program.
- Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) Duration and Value:
Fellowships are for one year of study (2022-2023) in one of Harvard’s Professional Schools or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with tuition waived if admitted.
The Office of the President provides general administrative funds for programme management, stipends, and airfare for the fellow.
Before applying, please read through all of the application processes and FAQs on the Award Website (see link below).
Is it possible for a South African to get into Harvard?
Sazi Bongwe, a Johannesburg matriculant, has been accepted to Harvard University for the 2022 academic year. Photographer: Sazi Bongwe. Sazi Bongwe, a Johannesburg matriculant, has been accepted to Harvard University for the 2022 academic year, which begins in August.
What is the cost of a Harvard fellowship?
For one semester, the stipend is $30,000 USD. Fellows live in residence for one semester, full-time. Full-time journalists, politicians, scholars, or policymakers in their mid- to late-career are eligible.
Is Harvard University available in South Africa?
Staff from the Harvard University Center for African Studies work in both Cambridge, Massachusetts and Johannesburg, South Africa. In May 2017, the Harvard University Center for African Studies opened its first multidisciplinary, interfaculty research office in Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How do you become a Harvard fellow?
A candidate must be in the early stages of their scholarly career to be eligible for a Junior Fellowship. Anyone interested in any field of study is welcome. The majority of Junior Fellows earn a Ph. D.