A group of young postgraduates from across the African continent, have recently embark on their Masters degrees at the most prestigious universities in the UK, facilitated by the Standard Bank Africa Derek Cooper Scholarship.
The Scholarship marks the culmination of over thirty years of direction, vision and action attributed to Derek Cooper, a true South African business leader and former Chairman of the Standard Bank Group.
Our Fellowship is offered across three top tier UK Universities: Cambridge, Oxford and London School of Economics and Political Science. It’s focused on unique academic specialism by institution, and aims to offer both educational enrichment and international exposure to highly talented African scholars wishing to pursue a post-graduate Masters degree abroad. These universities have famously high entrance requirements, including a distinction level pass just to be able to apply.
This year’s students represent the best and brightest Africa has to offer and their areas of discipline are wide-ranging, including: history of science, medicine and technology, computer sciences, engineering for sustainable development, African development and education.
The scholarship also intends to create a network of African leaders that will stay connected and committed to each other and support each other, no matter where they find themselves globally. They will be forming a community of people who share inspiration for Africa- the continent we call home.
Click here for more information or to apply for our 2018 Derek Cooper Scholarship: