Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

Gert-Johan Coetzee is a South African fashion designer who specialises in red carpet gowns and wedding gowns. Coetzee is a big name in the fashion industry, having dressed many international and local celebrities for red-carpet events.

Coetzee is looking for 2 young talented students to follow in his footsteps, which is why the Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary was created. Bursary winners will studying a 3 year international degree at the North West School of Design.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Two bursaries will be awarded – one for Fashion Design and one for Fashion Communication & Buying.

The bursaries awarded will be to the combined value of R345 000. Students will receive funding for their tuition fees at the North West School of Design (NWSD) and study materials. Recipients will also receive Bernina sewing machines (to the value of R45 000) and personal mentorship by Gert-Johan Coetzee and an internship.

Bursary recipients will undertake their 3 years of studies at the North West School of Design, based in Klerksdorp. They will also be required to completed at least 2 internship programmes at Gert Johan Coetzee’s studio.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Fluent in English (reading and writing)
  • Be able to commence studies in January at the North West School of Design
  • Willing to stay in Klerksdorp for 3 years while studying at the North West School of Design
  • Have a personal laptop which meet the standards of the North West School of Design
  • Must have a good attitude with dedication, passion and drive
  • Must have a natural fashion instinct
  • Willing and able to work hard

 

Read about the course prospectus before applying:
Fashion Design: http://nwsd.co.za/course/fashion-design/
Fashion Communication: http://nwsd.co.za/course/fashion-management/
 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be done online at –
Fashion Design Bursary application:
http://nwsd.co.za/online-application-gert-johan-coetzee-fashion-bursary/

Fashion Communication Bursary application:
http://nwsd.co.za/gert-johan-coetzee-fashion-communication-online-bursary/
 

Read the Terms and conditions before applying:
Fashion Design Bursary: http://nwsd.co.za/gert-johan-coetzee-bursary-2/
Fashion Communication Bursary: http://nwsd.co.za/gert-johan-coetzee-fashion-communication/
 

Please ensure that you have the following supporting documentation ready to upload to your online application:
Fashion Design Bursary:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ most recent academic results (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter (explaining who you are and why you should be awarded a bursary)
  • 2 x designs (A4 size, full colour, based on a Style Tribe)
  • Moodboard (showcasing style tribes)

Fashion Communication & Buying Bursary:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ most recent academic results (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter (explaining who you are, why you should be awarded a bursary and how you will contribute to the Gert Johan Coetzee Brand in the future)
  • Moodboard (showcasing style tribes)
  • Fashion essay (about Style Tribes that are in style for Spring Summer 2017/2018. If using images, add references to where images were found)

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will include the following steps:
1) Semi Finalists will be selected: the announcement will be made on 13 October (students to be contacted via telephone).
2) Semi-finalists will be required to complete an assignment and submit it by 26 October (students will be contacted via email).
3) Finalists will be selected: the announcement will be made on the end of October.
4) Finalists will be required to attend the North West School of Design “Platinum Fashion Festival” on 11 November in Klerksdorp.
5) Finalists will be required to attend a personal interview with Gert-Johan Coetzee.
6) Bursary winners will be announced at the North West School of Design “Platinum Fashion Festival” Gala event.
 

CLOSING DATE

9 October 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
North West School of Design: Charles
Tel: 018 462 5149
Email: charles@nwsd.co.za

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