The Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship will assist you in realizing your ambition to become a future leader. It is crucial in determining our continent’s future—creating a future for Africa led by Africans.
See how you can apply for the scholarship program below:
About Standard Bank
Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest bank, with a 160-year track record of operational efficiency and value. They are committed to using expertise, insights, and a deep understanding of Africa’s markets and people to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth across the continent. They are also pursuing their 2025 ambition of modernizing their business to suit the shifting demands of customers.
Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship
The program, which was established in 2013, intends to provide educational enrichment as well as worldwide exposure to the next generation of African talent. Through the scholarship, the Standard Bank Group hopes to establish a network of African leaders who will impact and champion Africa’s growth and sustainability, as well as exert global influence through visionary leadership.
How Does the Scholarship Work?
The scholarship allows scholars to pursue a postgraduate Master’s degree at one of the UK’s best universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge, or the LSE. After finishing your studies, you’ll be a part of the Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholarship Alumni Network, which brings together professionals, activists, and thinkers who are passionate about Africa’s well-being and progress.
The program has nine scholarships available each year. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must first apply for your Masters at the University of Cambridge, LSE, or the University of Oxford online, indicating that you require funding. After being accepted for your Masters, you will proceed to the scholarship area.
What Does the Scholarship Cover?
The Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship covers the following:
- full tuition fees,
- stipend to cover your living costs,
- travel, and
- visa costs.
Who is Eligible for the Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship?
To qualify for the scholarship program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a graduate student from one of Standard Bank’s African operational nations.
- Showcase an outstanding academic record.
- Have qualified on your own merit for a one-year Master’s program at either the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, or the LSE.
- Be intellectually exceptional, and enterprising, and show a natural potential for business and leadership across disciplines essential to Africa’s growth and sustainability.
How to Apply for the Standard Bank Chairman’s Scholarship
Note: You must apply for your Masters and indicate you require funding.
Application dates vary for each institution. Please refer to your university of choice for application dates.
- University of Oxford applications
- London School of Economics and Political Science applications
- University of Cambridge applications
If you are applying to Cambridge, it is critical that you list Magdalene College as your first preference in order to be considered for the scholarship.
The Chairman’s Scholarship is accessible to graduate students from any of the 20 Standard Bank Group operational countries who can demonstrate extraordinary academic merit, entrepreneurship, and business and leadership excellence. Here is a list of the eligible countries:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Africa
- South Sudan
You must also be interested in pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Mathematical, Physical, or Life Sciences at the Universities of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), or Oxford in the United Kingdom.
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