The University of Cambridge invites applications from South African students for Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic session to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa.

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. This scheme is administered on behalf of the University of Cambridge and Magdalene College by the Board of Graduate Studies (for admission to the University) and the Cambridge Trusts (for funding).

Magdalene is a lively, innovative College with a long tradition of community, scholarship and achievement. Its students come from all over the world, and from many different educational backgrounds. The diverse society of the College, which mixes students from varied ethnic, social and religious backgrounds, is a challenging and invigorating environment in which students are able to develop academically, personally and socially.

Worth of Award

The scholarships are means tested. The maximum award covers:

• University Composition Fee at the overseas rate

• a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student

  • Rented accommodation in or near College will normally be made available to a single Scholar. The college does not currently have any family accommodation available.

Eligibility

  • 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 citizens of South Africa, normally under the age of 35 and normally resident in South Africa who have, or expect to obtain before 1 October 2017, a first class or high second class honours degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.
  • The scholarship will be tenable from 1 October 2017. Successful applicants will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completing the course at Cambridge
  • Candidates should be offered admission to Magdalene College.
  • Priority will be given to applications in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa.

How to Apply

There is no separate application required for this award, only the University of Cambridge application for admission.

  • Candidates should be offered admission to Magdalene College.
  • Priority will be given to applications in subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa.
  • Successful scholars will be expected to return to South Africa to work or study after completion of their course in Cambridge.
  • Applications will first be assessed by the candidate’s proposed Faculty or Department at the University. If successful, the candidate’s application will be further reviewed by the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College. In most cases, successful candidates will be informed by late June.

Deadline:  the deadline for applications to the LLM in 2018-19 is 15 November 2017.

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