Deadline: Not specified
The Standard Bank Africa Chairman Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program that enables outstanding young people from across Africa to study at three of the United Kingdom’s most reputable higher learning institutions: the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.
The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship is available to graduate students who are and will ordinarily remain resident in one of the African countries in which Standard Bank is present (add click through list). Prospective candidates must demonstrate an exceptional academic track record and will need to have successfully qualified on their own merit in their application for a one-year Master's programme at either of the following partner university institutions: Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics and Political Science. All candidates are to apply directly the abovementioned universities.
A preference will be given to students commencing a course of study in one of the following programmes:
1. University of Oxford
MSC programme provided by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities divisions at the University.
2. London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change
MSc Public Management and Governance
MSc Risk and Finance
MSc Finance and Private Equity
MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance
MSc Law and Accounting
MSc Economics and Management
MSc Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation
MSc Management and Strategy
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Economics and Philosophy
MSc Environment and Development
3. University of Cambridge
MPhil in Economics
Mphil in Education
Mphil in Engineering for Sustainable Development
Mphil in Finance
Mphil in Management
The scholarships will provide the tuition and college fee in full, and a maintenance grant (i.e. living costs incurred in the college such as rental of college accommodation, food taken in college, etc.) commensurate to the national minimum doctoral stipend of the UK Research Councils.
The scholarships will be awarded annually, and the selection process will be managed through the University application process.
HOW TO APPLY
Please be advised that you will be required to apply for your programme of choice as well as funding. Application dates vary for each institution. Please therefore refer to your University of choice for application dates
Applications should be channeled directly through each University website, as follows:
The application offices of the above universities can be contacted directly for assistance in completing the documentation required. The prerequisite forms and contact details can all be found on their respective websites.
Note: If applying for Cambridge, it is important that you list Magdalene College as your first preference in order to be considered for the Scholarship. Students will be required to complete The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship application form which can be obtained through the Graduate Tutor’s assistant via firstname.lastname@example.org