Abe Bailey Bursary South Africa 2024 – 2025

Abe Bailey Bursary Application 2024/2025 – Get all details on how to apply for Abe Bailey bursary 2024/2025 before the closing date.

We are covering the details of the bursary offered by Abe Bailey for academic year 2023. What you will find are basic details to help you submit your application to Abe Bailey before the bursary closing date which is set for September 2023.

Abe Bailey Bursary Description

What is important for all applicants to know about Abe Bailey Bursary programme for 2023 is the eligibility, the value of the bursary, the closing date, application form pdf download, application requirents and instructions to apply.

We have also added Abe Bailey contact details just in case you might be struggling with your application for 2023 bursaries. If you feel that you are in financial need to pay for your studies in year 2023, Abe Bailey Bursary programme will assist you to realise your dreams.

Abe Bailey Bursary Objectives

The Objectives of the Travel Bursary are to broaden the views of young South Africans

  • to effect greater co-operation and understanding of different viewpoints and opinions among those with various language and cultural backgrounds
  • to encourage open debate that demonstrates leadership and mutual respect of others
  • to enable outstanding South African students who show exceptional leadership and a strong service ethic to experience British culture and participate in an interactive programme, and examine its significance in the context of South African history
  • to foster enterprise, commitment and effective participation in a common future
  • to promote South African unity

Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Details

The Travel Bursaries are awarded every year and cover the cost of an all-expenses-paid 3 week educational tour of England and Scotland. Included in the cost are economy class return air fares between Cape Town and London as well as travel between inland university centres and Cape Town. It covers the cost of carrying out the Tour and all excursions according to the approved programme. In addition, funds will be made available, at the discretion of the Trustees, to cover out of pocket expenses in the United Kingdom.

The host in the United Kingdom is Goodenough College in London. The selected Travel Bursars will be expected to remain in the company of the other Bursars, to participate in all organised activities and to carry out the whole of the approved programme. There will be limited short periods during the programme when Bursars will be free to arrange their own activities.

The selected Travel Bursars from South African universities will gather in Cape Town on 22nd November, spend three days on orientation, and depart by air to London. All bursars are required to be in Cape Town at the orientation venue by the start of the orientation session. It will not be possible to join the tour after that point nor to be absent from the orientation activities in Cape Town for a graduation ceremony, exams, interviews or any other personal reason.

The tour will officially end in London on the Saturday before Christmas, with returning flights arriving in South Africa the next day.


All Bursars become a member of the Abe Bailey Fellowship comprising past Travel Bursars since the Tour’s inception in 1951, now numbering over 900. They are kept in touch by way of the Fellowship Newsletter and an annual updated address list.

How To Apply?

Apply Online For Abe Bailey Bursary 2024