Oxford Standard Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship, 2018

Oxford Standard Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship, 2018 – Oxford University seeks applications from African students for the 2018 Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship funded by the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.

The scholarship is available to applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Preference will be given to nationals of Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and South Sudan.

It is becoming clearer that Africa has a critical role to play in shaping the 21st Century. The continent is increasingly interacting with the rest of the world on its own terms. Through this commitment, Standard Bank aims to champion those African leaders who will actively build a future for Africa, led by Africans.

Worth of Award
  • The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,553.
  • Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


  • You must also be applying to start any full-time, one-year taught master’s course within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities Divisions.
  • The eligibility criteria will be applied automatically, using the details you provide in the relevant sections of the graduate application form (for example, your country of ordinary residence and your previous education institutions), to determine whether you are eligible.
  • Selection is based on academic merit, unless specified otherwise.
  • Some of the scholarships are only tenable at specific colleges. Unless specified otherwise, you do not need to select that college as your preference on the graduate application form. All eligible applicants will be considered, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference. However, successful applicants will be transferred to the relevant college in order to take up the scholarship.
  • Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2018-19 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.
You will be considered automatically for these scholarships if:
  • You are applying to start a new graduate course;
  • You submit your course application by the relevant January admissions deadline;
  • You are subsequently offered a place after consideration of applications received by the deadline;
  • Your application is not placed on a waiting list or held back after the January admissions deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March admissions deadline; and
  • You meet the eligibility criteria.
How to apply
  • Applications are done online via their website. See link below
  • There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.
  • To apply for graduate admission into Oxford, see link below

Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2018.

If you have not heard from them by the dates indicated in the scholarship information, then please assume that you have been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications they receive, they are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback.

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