Gwara - Fellowship program

July 02, 2021

Opportunity begins:

Sep 03, 2021

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Location (s):

  • Online
  • United States of America


The Gwara Fellowship Program is geared at identifying the next generation of African Leaders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology Fields. We will accept applications for the current batch of Fellowship intakes until July 2, 2021. The Program begins on September 3, 2021.


We work with mentors and coaches from the top schools across the world and are confident in our abilities to get you in. The program runs virtually for 12 weeks and combines pre-recorded video libraries and tutorials, compulsory coaching workshops and access to 24/7 discussion forums for any questions you may have. Please note that admissions are rolling and spots are limited so it is to your advantage to apply early.


  • We will utilize our proprietary algorithm to develop a personalized review of your profile and recommend which top 150 schools and programs you have the best chances of getting into. Under our program, you are required to apply to a minimum of 3 schools we recommend
  • All STEM degrees in the US require you to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test. We provide study resources and coaching to enable you to put your best foot forward for the test
  • Assistance in crafting your CV and personal statements to stand out to the admissions committees of the schools you are applying to
  • After successful admission into the university, you will be eligible to apply for the Gwara Edu Loan to help you cover tuition and living expenses
  • Throughout your time in college, you will get free access to our career placement services and mentorship from our global network of professionals and entrepreneurs who will guide you through your journey
  • After successfully completing the program join our elite network of motivated, ambitious African professionals & entrepreneurs across the world. The networking and career guidance resources we provide will enable you to propel your career to the greatest heights


Submit an online application that includes your transcripts, personal details, CV, and a few short form essays highlighting your achievements and career aspirations. We will reach out to shortlisted candidates for virtual interviews. The purpose of the interview is to understand your motivations, drive, and give you a chance to ask us any questions you have about the program.


Our next Fellowship Cohort for Masters Applicants begins on November 23, 2020, for those intending to begin their degree in 2021. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2020.

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We lookout for the following:

  • People passionate about solving the worlds greatest problems and who have demonstrated intellectual ability/impact in their academic, professional and extra curricular lives

  • Citizens of any African country who are currently residing in Africa

  • Must have completed a STEM-related Bachelors or Masters Degree (e.g. Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, etc.) at a university located in Africa within the last 10 years

  • Must have attained an aggregate grade of 65% or 2.1 or second class upper for undergraduate studies or higher

  • Can commit 8-10 hours every week for GRE study, weekly virtual workshops, assignments that directly aid your application process and consultations with Gwara coaches

  • Intending to begin study in Masters degree in a STEM field in the US in 2022


Deadline: July 02, 2021

Program Starts: September 03, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

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