Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship 2021 – Fully Funded for Masters Study in the UK
The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship 2021 is inviting applications from eligible graduates in African countries. Through this scholarship, Standard Bank aims at championing African leaders who will actively build a future for Africa, led by Africans.
These leaders will be required to exercise global influence through visionary leadership. Nine students will be carefully evaluated and chosen to complete their Masters studies at the prominent institutions of Cambridge, Oxford and The London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.
Each specialising in their unique areas of proficiency, these individuals will represent the best and brightest Africa has to offer, introducing thoughtful challenge amongst their peers as they grow in courage, fair-mindedness and integrity. Standard Bank will ensure that their stay and studies will be fully funded and backed as part of their obligation to equip and empower them to become competent leaders in Africa. On finalisation of their studies, scholars gains membership into the Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship Alumni Network, aimed at bringing together professionals, activists and brainstormers who share their passion for the wellbeing of Africa.
Eligibility criteria for The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship
i. The scholarship is open to graduate students who are resident and will ordinarily remain resident in one of the African countries in which Standard Bank is present.
ii. Prospective candidates must establish an extraordinary 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 any of the following partner university institutions: Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics and Political Science. All candidates should apply directly to the universities mentioned above.
A preference will be offered to students launching 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 Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship Benefits
The scholarships will fully provide the tuition and college fee, 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.
How to Apply for The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship
It is important to know that you will be required to apply for your programme of choice as well as funding. Application dates for each institution varies, therefore refer to your University of choice for application dates.
All applications should be channelled directly via each University website, as follows:
Note: If you are applying for Cambridge, it is important that you list Magdalene College as your first choice 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 via the Graduate Tutor’s assistant via firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn More about The Scholarship HERE.