Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scholarship

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Details

Below is a list of different scholarships at the University of Cambridge which applicants from a host of different African countries are eligible to apply for.

1) Gates Cambridge Scholarships

2) Cambridge Trust Scholarships

3) Various scholarships that are specific to applicants from Africa:

  • Cambridge-Africa Scholarship (sub-Saharan Africa, PhD). There are five scholarships available and the scheme is open for applicatiions for those hoping to start a PhD in the autumn of 2019. Preference will be given to sub-Saharan African applicants who are linked to African universities/research institutions and working on projects that are of priority to their countries. To be considered for funding, complete the standard University Graduate Students' Application Form and complete the 'funding' section. You can then be considered for all scholarships you are eligible to apply for. The deadline for Cambridge-Trust scholarships is usually the first week in December.
  • David & Elaine Potter Cambridge Scholarship (Africa)
  • BP Cambridge Scholarship for Egypt
  • Wolfson OCS Kenya Scholarship
  • Beacon Scholarship at Cambridge (Kenya)
  • Beit Cambridge Scholarship (Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Rwanda Cambridge Scholarship (Masters or PhD)
  • CSIR South Africa Cambridge Scholarship
  • Skye Cambridge Scholarship (South Africa)
  • Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship (South Africa - offered by Magdalene College, Cambridge)
  • Guy Clutton-Brock Cambridge Scholarship (Zimbabwe - offered by Magdalene College, Cambridge)

Criteria

Because Cambridge offers numerous scholarships to African students, each scholarship has its own admission criteria. Furthermore, each scholarship has independent deadlines. The common threads of the applying for a graduate scholarship at Cambridge however are:

  1. There is an application charge of (GBP sterling) £50 per application, unless you are from a country which is eligible for fee waiver.
  2. Some deadlines are as early as mid-November (LLM Law) and there will be two general course deadlines in December 2018 and  January 2019.

Benefits

Funded education at the University of Cambridge.

About University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution. Its 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Cambridge serves more than 18,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world. Nearly 4,000 of its students are international and hail from over 120 different countries. In addition, the university’s International Summer Schools offer 150 courses to students from more than 50 countries.

The university is split into 31 autonomous colleges where students receive small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions. 

Six schools are spread across the university’s colleges, housing roughly 150 faculties and other institutions. The six schools are: Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology.

The campus is located in the centre of the city of Cambridge, with its numerous listed buildings and many of the older colleges situated on or near the river Cam.

The university is home to over 100 libraries, which, between them, hold more than 15 million books in total. In the main Cambridge University library alone, which is a legal depository, there are eight million holdings. The university also owns nine arts, scientific and cultural museums that are open to the public throughout the year, as well as a botanical garden.

Cambridge University Press is a non-school institution and operates as the university’s publishing business. With over 50 offices worldwide, its publishing list is made up of 45,000 titles spanning academic research, professional development, research journals, education and bible publishing.

In total, 92 affiliates of the university have been awarded Nobel Prizes, covering every category.