2016/2017 Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarships For Africans To study in UK

2016/2017 Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarships For Africans To study in UK

Application Deadline: 27 May 2016.

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. The successful candidates will have gained a First class or High Second class BA honours degree or equivalent by 1 October 2016.


  • The scholarships aim to support African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential, orindarily resident in 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 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.
  • Award holders will be expected to return to their countries to work or study after completing their course at Cambridge.


The 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

Application Procedure

Those wishing to be considered for a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, for admission to the University as a Graduate Student using the GRADSAF application form which is obtainable online or in hard copy from the Board.

All candidates must also complete a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship application form which can be downloaded here or obtained from Ms C. Percival, the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant, Tutorial Office, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG. Applications can be submitted in electronic form or in hard copy (6 copies) to the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant by 27 May 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships 2016


  1. linkoi karia

    May 19, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    I thank you for the good work you have been to us African student may the almighty bless you …..

  2. fetiya

    May 19, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    my name is fetiya jula I’m from Ethiopia & I’m high school student next year I attend universities in my country I’m social since student I need to learn in your university by economics & business if you give me this chance I’m grt full this my no + 251937285771 contact me

  3. Teshome Mathews

    June 6, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    my name is Teshome Mathewos.I would like to continue master program.

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