Applications are invited from suitably qualified African postgraduate students for the Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship 2020/2021 to study at Cambridge University, UK.
The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa scholarship is awarded to three outstanding African students wishing to undertake a 1 year Masters programme at the University of Cambridge.
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Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship
In addition to the Mandela Magdalene Scholarship, Three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships will be awarded annually to African students commencing an MPhil programme, also with the aim of enhancing the skills of oustanding African students to enable them to contribute to the future growth of their countries.
Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship Eligibility
- The successful candidates will have gained a First class or High Second class BA honours degree or equivalent by 1 October 2019.
- Award holders will be expected to return to their countries to work or study after completing their course at Cambridge.
Eligible Fields of Study: Preference will be given to students ordinarily resident in the countries above who have been accepted to undertake MPhils in Economics, Education, Engineering for Sustainable Development, Finance and Management. Applicants to the MBA and MFin are not eligible.
Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Preference will be given to students ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa.
Value of Scholarship: The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa scholarships are full awards that cover:
- University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
- Full maintenance grant for a single person
- £2,500 travel and settling in allowance
Rented accommodation in or near College will normally be made available to a single Scholar. The college does not currently have any family accommodation available.
Duration of Scholarship: Duration of Course
How to Apply for Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download the Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship Application Form
For more information, visit the Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship.
Application Deadline: 13th March 2020