The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

LSE is pleased to confirm three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships for the 2019/20 session.

These scholarships are generously supported by Standard Bank of South Africa PLC.

These scholarships are to support academically gifted students who do not have the financial means to pursue further studies of this nature.

The successful candidates will need to demonstrate a combination of exceptional academic merit and financial need.

Standard Bank have made this short video featuring scholars who have been supported by the The Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships.

Eligibility

The scholarships are for offer holders on the following LSE master's programmes:

  • MSc Environmental and Development
  • MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change
  • MSc Public Management and Governance
  • MSc Finance (full-time)
  • MSc Finance and Private Equity
  • MSc Risk and Finance
  • MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • MSc African Development
  • MSc Law and Accounting
  • MSc Economics and Management
  • MSc Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation
  • MSc Management and Strategy
  • MSc Financial Mathematics
  • MSc Economics and Philosophy

Applicants will ordinarily be resident in one of Standard Bank's African presence countries, with a preference for residents of South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan.

Scholarship amount

The three scholarships will each provide £40,000, towards the fees for the programme and the remainder towards living costs.

How to apply

To apply for LSE funding for programmes beginning in September 2019, you must:


- Submit your application for the programme (See how to apply for graduate study at LSE) 

- Submit your Graduate Financial Support Application Form via the Graduate application tracker 

- Receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional)

by 5pm UK time on 26 April 2019.

Please complete Section G: Personal Statement of the Graduate Financial Support Application Form in order to be considered for any other LSE Scholarships for which you meet the criteria. If you only wish to be considered for the Graduate Support Scheme, you do not need to complete the personal statement.

The outcome to your Graduate Support Scheme application will be displayed after you have received an offer. Successful applicants selected for other LSE Scholarships or awards will be notified by email by the end of July 2019.