Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa 2020

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa 2020

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Applications are open for the Oprah Winfery Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The Academy offers girls in South Africa the opportunity to learn in a world-class school. The program admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, program and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy.

Through the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, Ms Winfrey funds the Academy and supports its graduates along their post-matric journey. In 2018 the 7th OWLAG class entered university with the assistance of the Foundation. The Foundation continues to offer funding and provide mentors for their students.


Students qualify for the program if:

  • They are academically talented and have leadership potential
  • They are a South African Citizen or permanent resident
  • Their family or household total income before deductions is less than R10,000 per month
  • They are currently in Grade 7

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.


Download and complete the application form, and post it with a copy of your December 2018 school report, a copy of your birth
certificate and the required documents detailing your household income to:

Attention: Student Recruitment
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls
P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Email to: [email protected]

For more information, visit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.