Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship for South Africans in UK, 2014

Mandela Magdalene College offers scholarship for the South African students in UK. 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. Up to three scholarships are offered each year. Successful applicants will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completing the course at Cambridge. The application deadline is 3rd December 2013.. 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. Up to three scholarships are offered each year..  Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree level at University of Cambridge.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Cambridge.
Who can apply to this scholarship?  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 the citizens of South Africa, normally under the age of 35 and normally resident in South Africa who has, or expect to obtain before 1 October 2014, 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.
Benefits of the scholarship:  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
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships:  Up to three scholarships will be offered each year.

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