October 14, 2016

University of Cambridge Mandela Magdalene College Graduate Scholarship for South Africans

Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship for South Africa

Course(s) Offered: Any (relevant to South Africa's need)
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Cambridge Trusts; Magdalene College
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Cambridge Trusts, in association with Magdalene College at University of Cambridge offers The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships for South Africans.

The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships, announced in March 1995 by late Nelson Mandela, enables graduates from South Africa to pursue any one-year taught postgraduate course of study at the University of Cambridge in any area or discipline shown to be relevant to the needs of South Africa.

The scheme results from a collaboration between Mr Chris von Christierson and other benefactors, the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships for South Africans

Eligibility
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.

The scholarships 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.

Successful applicants will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completing the course at Cambridge.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institution(s)
Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in the UK

Fields of study
Any taught postgraduate masters course of study at the University of Cambridge in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa

Number of awards
Up to three scholarships are offered each year

Sponsorship duration
One Year

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018 will commence in Cambridge and be tenable from 1 October 2017. The scholarships are means-tested. The maximum award covers:
  • University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
  • approved College Fees
  • a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student
  • a return airfare, courtesy of British Airways
Method of Application
Applicants for admission to the University must complete and return a GRADSAF application form to the Board of Graduate Studies; applications must be completed by the deadline below. Applications will first be assessed by the candidate’s proposed Faculty or Department at the University. If successful, the candidate’s application will be further reviewed by the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and to download the GRADSAF form. Further information, and application materials, are available in the University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus (found on the official website).

DEADLINES:
Applications for admission into the University must be completed by 7 December 2016

PLEASE NOTE:
The 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).

The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships were announced in March 1995 when Nelson Mandela, then President of The Republic of South Africa, agreed to lend his name to the initiative. In this letter of acceptance Madiba wrote: "I approve the use of my name for the Scholarship to assist South African students. Our country is in dire need of skilled men and women to service our new democracy. We are deeply grateful that Magdalene College took the initiative to assist."

The scheme results from a collaboration between Mr Chris von Christierson and other benefactors, the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Application Deadline: 7 December 2016
Open to International students: No (ONLY South Africans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in the UK for International Students

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