Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary South Africa 

ABOUT THE COMPANY – GERT-JOHAN COETZEE

South African fashion designer, Gert-Johan Coetzee, specialises in red carpet gowns and wedding gowns and is a big name in the fashion industry. Coetzee has dressed many international and local celebrities for red-carpet events, including the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Cavallari, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Bonang Matheba, Basetsana Khumalu, Sashi Naidoo, Tatum Keshwar, Louise Carver, Noeleen, Cindy Nell and many more.
 

ABOUT THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARY PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

Gert-Johan Coetzee, partnered with the North West School of Design, is inviting students to apply for 2 bursary awards for the 2022 academic year:

1) The Fashion Design Bursary
The bursary award, valued at R182 000, will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees for 3 years, a Bernette – Chicago 5 sewing machine, sponsorship from Bernina SA, and an Aspire A315-51 I5 laptop to the value of R10 000. The bursary does NOT cover accommodation, transport and meals.

 

2) The Fashion Communication Bursary
The bursary award, valued at over R170 000, will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees for 3 years and an Aspire A315-51 I5 laptop to the value of R10 000. The bursary does NOT cover accommodation, transport and meals. The bursary does NOT cover accommodation, transport and meals.
 

MORE ABOUT THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARY PROGRAMMES

The aim of the bursary is to grow the South African fashion industry and to allow students who wish to make a name for themselves within the fashion industry. The bursary theme is “Style Tribes: Subcultures”.
Students will undertake 3 years of study at the North West School of Design, in Klerksdorp.

Bursary recipients will be required to complete at least 2 internship programmes each year at the Gert Johan Coetzee studios, during holidays.

Both the Fashion Design and Fashion Communication qualifications, allow students to gain a vast array of knowledge in fashion illustration, fashion retail, apparel construction, pattern drafting and manipulation and computer-aided design (CAD). Students can read about the course of offer here: https://nwsd.co.za/full-time
 

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARIES

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARIES

Applications must be done online at (please ensure that you apply for the correct bursary):

Fashion Design Bursary Application 2022

Fashion Communication Bursary Application 2022
 

Students must also submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with the online application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Fashion Design Bursary:

Fashion Communication Bursary:

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SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARY PROGRAMME

The selection process will include the following steps:
1) Semi-finalists will be selected by Gert-Johan Coetzee, and will then be contacted via telephone by Charles Oosthuizen from the NWSD, by no later than 19 October 2021.
2) Semi-finalists will be required to complete the first assignment and submit it by no later than 27 October 2021 (this will include answering questions by Gert-Johan Coetzee in a video).
3) Semi-finalists will then be handed a second assignment, to be completed by no later than 2 November 2021.
4) 10 finalists will be selected to compete for the bursary winners of the competition.
5) Finalists for the 2 bursaries will then be contacted telephonically, after 6 November 2021.
6) Studies will commence at North West School of Design in January 2022.
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE GERT-JOHAN COETZEE BURSARIES

11 October 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the North West School of Design directly:
Tel: 018 462 5149
Cell: 083 639 9790
Email: charles@nwsd.co.za / nwsd@gds.co.za

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