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The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship

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 Finance

  • 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.


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

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