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Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship for study in the UK (Fully Funded)

Filed in Scholarships by on June 10, 2021



Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship: The Standard Bank Africa, Derek Cooper 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.

This article details in full the information needed. Read down carefully for more.

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship

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 program at either of the following partner university institutions: Oxford, Cambridge, and London School of Economics and Political Science.

A preference will be given to students commencing a course of study in one of the following programs:

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship University of Oxford

  • MSC program provided by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities divisions at the University.

London School of Economics and Political Science

  • MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change
  • MSc Public Management and Governance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation
  • MSc Management and Strategy
  • MSc Financial Mathematics
  • MSc Economics and Philosophy
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Risk and Finance
  • MSc Finance and Private Equity
  • MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • MSc African Development
  • MSc Law and Accounting
  • MSc Economics and Management

University of Cambridge

  • MPhil in Economics
  • Mphil in Finance
  • Mphil in Management
  • Mphil in Education
  • MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development


  • The scholarships aim to support African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential, ordinarily 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.

Scholarship Worth:

  • 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 and a single return economy airfare travel allowance.

SBA Derek Cooper Scholarship Selection Process

The scholarships will be awarded annually, and the selection process will be managed through the University application process.

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How to apply for the SBA Derek Cooper Scholarship

Please be advised that you will be required to apply for your program 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, Derek Cooper application form which can be obtained through the Graduate Tutor’s assistant via [email protected]

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