UCT Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – UCT & KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE

The University of Cape Town is one of the top academic tertiary institutions in South Africa. Their main mission is to produce individuals who portray excellent leadership qualities as well as strong social justice, and who will later play important roles in government, business, civil society, and industry in South Africa and Africa as a whole.

The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarships, awarded to UCT students each year, is named after the famous Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe is an American Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaching and performing research in various areas of applied and computational mechanics of electromagnetics, structures, and fluids. Professor Bathe also leads the development of the world-famous ADINA system that is used for analysis in Mechanical Engineering; as well as being the Founder of the company ADINA R & D, Inc. Other achievements Professor Bathe has accomplished are becoming a publisher of many articles, textbooks and a book; co-editing an international journal; as well as editing the proceeds of 19 M.I.T Conferences.

Professor Bathe has been honoured by universities around the world, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, M.I.T, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the American Society of Civil Engineers for his work, teaching, development of software, contributions to computational mechanics, and more. Professor Bathe graduated from UCT in 1967 and has established and maintained strong relations with the institution. During his time at the university, he became the Gold Medalist of the Faculty of Engineering and has since, for the past 20 years, become the sponsor of the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe undergraduate scholarships programmes.

ABOUT THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

UCT is inviting undergraduate students to apply for the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarship, for the 2022 academic year. Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, in ANY field of study, at UCT may apply.

The scholarship is awarded annually and based on leadership potential. The purpose of the scholarship award is to financially aid the students’ chosen degree programmes as well as develop their leadership capabilities through various programme activities, preparing them to take on leadership roles in South Africa and Africa, as a whole.

MORE ABOUT THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

The scholarship will provide covers for tuition fees, stationery, laptop, book allowance, meal allowance, accommodation in UCT residence and transport – up to a maximum of R120 000 per annum.

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The scholarship programme also allows the candidate to embark on a 6-week internship at an approved organisation overseas in Germany, the USA, or at home in South Africa (all costs for this will be met by the programme) whereby they will gain exposure to key leadership skills and knowledge.

During the programme, the candidate will be required to take their normal degree programme courses as well as 2 additional courses that enhance their leadership abilities. The Programme Director will identify these courses, and they could vary each year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP

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):

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications can be done online at UCT Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Scholarship Application 2022
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

 

NOTES ABOUT THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE KLAUS-JÜRGEN BATHE SCHOLARSHIP

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

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact UCT directly:
Contact Person: Tammy Matose
Email: tammy.matose@uct.ac.za