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Cecil Renaud Full Postgraduate Scholarship for South African Students to Study in the UK




Dr Cecil Renaud, a well-known Durban Philanthropist, established The Cecil Renaud Educational and Charitable Trust in 1988. Dr Renaud passed away on 3 June 1993 and bequeathed the residue of his estate to the Trust. Shortly after the Trust became active, the trustees established the Overseas Scholarship.

The Overseas Scholarship, granted annually to one or two students, is awarded for a maximum of two years for post-graduate study (Masters degree (or equivalent) or PhD) in the United Kingdom at a university of the student’s choice.

Since 1994, we have awarded 29 scholarships to the best and brightest young South Africans.
In past years students who have been awarded the Scholarship have attended, inter alia, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and the University of London across a wide range of disciplines. This Scholarship is available only to students who completed their secondary schooling at any school in KwaZulu-Natal, and you must be in your final year of a postgraduate honours degree, or four year undergraduate degree.

Scholarship type: Postgraduate


Applicants must have completed a major part of their secondary schooling in KwaZulu-Natal, and be under the age of 27 at the time of applying for the scholarship.

The scholarship is open to postgraduate students who have completed or are currently studying towards an Honours degree; or a four year undergraduate degree.

Selection Criteria: In selecting a candidate for the Overseas Scholarship, the trustees consider the following criteria, inter alia, to be of particular importance:

1. Outstanding academic achievement (at a minimum: undergraduate or Honours degree(s) achieved cum laude or summa cum laude; and additionally, Dean’s Commendations and Certificates of Merit).

2. Evidence of focus, commitment, stamina and leadership.

3. The promise of effectiveness in the chosen area of study and other areas

Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of study

Field of study: Any field of study

How to Apply: Application forms can be downloaded here.

Visit the Scholarship webpage

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