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Scholarships for South African Students at University of Cambridge in UK, 2017

Mandela Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge is offering scholarships for South African students. These opportunities are available to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa.

The scheme aims to support South African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who would otherwise be unable to take up a place at Cambridge University.

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The College of St Mary Magdalene is located in the centre of Cambridge beside the bridge on the River Cam, from which the city takes its name. The College has its origins in the year 1428 when King Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site for Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law at the University.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: award is available to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge.

Study Subject: award is awarded in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa.

Award: The bursaries are means tested. The maximum award covers:

  • University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
  • A maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student

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.

The award can be taken in UK

Eligibility: The bursaries are open to citizens of South Africa, normally under the age of 35 and normally resident in South Africa who have, or expect to obtain before 1 October 2017, a first class or high second class honours degree or its equivalent from a recognised University. The sponsorship will be tenable from 1 October 2017. Successful applicants will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completing the course at Cambridge.

Nationality: The bursaries are open to citizens of South Africa.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have a first class or high second class honours degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships for South African Students

How to Apply: This scheme is administered on behalf of the University of Cambridge and Magdalene College by the Board of Graduate Studies (for admission to the University) and the Cambridge Trusts (for funding). Further information, and application materials, are available in the University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus. All applicants for admission to the University must complete and return a GRADSAF form to the Board of Graduate Studies; applications must be completed by 7 December 2016.

Application Form

Application Deadline:  The deadline for application is 7 December 2016.

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