6. Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships – in UK
Brief description: The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships enable graduates from South Africa to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge UK
Eligible Field of Study: Subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa
About Scholarship: 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.
In this letter of acceptance Madiba wrote: “I approve the use of my name for the Scholarship to assist South African students. Our country is in dire need of skilled men and women to service our new democracy.
We are deeply grateful that Magdalene College took the initiative to assist.” The scheme results from collaboration between Mr Chris von Christierson and other benefactors, the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.
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…[Read more and apply here].