The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) was established in 2018 with a single vision: an industrialised Africa built on world-class manufacturing capabilities.

TWIMS is honoured to announce that it is now able to offer individuals the opportunity to apply for the TWIMS Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship. As a result of a generous endowment from the Toyota South Africa Educational Trust, TWIMS will be able to fund up to ten Manufacturing Ambassador scholarships annually from 2020.

The scholarships will cover up to 90% of student tuition and global module expenses, and all residency costs at TWIMS during block-release and exam periods. Residency benefits are, however, only for those scholarship recipients who live outside of Durban. The total value of the scholarship is substantial: Up to R450,000 over the two-year MBA period. This means that scholarship recipients will need to fund up to R50,000 of their own studies (10% of total costs). The 10% may be paid by the scholarship recipients directly or the companies the individuals work for.

The application process requires the submission of the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae, including details of outreach and volunteer work (maximum of two pages)
  • A motivational letter, indicating why the scholarship has been applied for (500 words)
  • An industrialisation essay, explaining the importance of industrial development to Sub-Saharan Africa, and the role of management in leading industrialisation (1,000 words)

Please note that TWIMS will not accept emailed or physical scholarship applications. Any applications delivered outside of the online scholarship portal will be discarded immediately. Only South African citizens may apply for the scholarship and the scholarships will be awarded per the demographic profile of the Republic of South Africa.

Applications for the GIBS MBA (manufacturing focus) close on the 26th of November 2019.

Click here to visit the website and download the brochure below for more detail pertaining to the scholarship.