Information for 2021 coming soon

Admission Requirements

  • you are a trade unionist (in full-time employment, a shopsteward and/or voluntary involvement) or are otherwise active in the labour movement;
  • you are committed to employing your new skills in labour-related issues;
  • you are motivated to pass your acquired knowledge on to others;
  • you have at least a School Leaving Certificate (in exceptional circumstances we can also recognise prior learning for those who do not have school leaving certificates); those with tertiary degrees are also encouraged to apply;
  • you have at least three years’ labour-related work experience;
  • you are responsible or will become responsible for labour-related policies in an organisation representing workers or dealing with labour issues; and
  • you have a good command of English, are able to express yourself in writing and willing to participate actively in courses (see below).

Language Requirements

A TOEFL (IBT) score of 60 points or higher or a score of 5.5 or higher in IELTS or higher; or you have been taught in English up to your School Leaving Certificate or your tertiary degree programme.

Application Process

To complete the application process please submit the following documents (in English):

  • ENGAGE Programme Application Form for 2020
  • Your CV/Resume
  • A Personal Motivational letter
  • A Letter of Recommendation by your Union/Organisation
  • Copies of your academic certificates


For enquiries, please contact Mr Warren McGregor:

Email: Warren.Mcgregor(at)

Telephone: +27 11 717 4479
Facsimile: +27 11 717 4459

Closing Date: Monday, 14 October 2019

Incomplete applications will NOT be processed

Application Submission:

Please submit application documents via email to GLU.SouthAfrica(at)

or via courier to:

Mr Warren McGregor
Global Labour University South Africa
Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand
Central Block Building, Room 203
Private Bag X3
Johannesburg, WITS 2050