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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Cecil Renaud Scholarship 2025 for Postgraduate Study in the UK

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.


Scholarship background:

Since 1994, we have awarded 38 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


Fields of Study:

The scholarship covers any field of study. Former scholars have read towards varied fields including an MPhil in Development Studies, an MA in Applied Theology, an MSc in Mathematics and an MA in Singing.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to postgraduate students who have completed or are currently studying towards an Honours degree; or a four year undergraduate degree;

  • Applicants should have attained, or aim to achieve, undergraduate or Honours degree(s) cum laude or summa cum laude; and additionally, have achieved Dean's Commendations and Certificates of Merit or equivalent;

  • They are looking for candidates who will have a significant impact on their field of study, and the world;

  • Have a good track record in extracurricular activities and a drive to succeed and uplift South Africa;

  • 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;



Send the completed application and supporting documentation to ( the address on the form) on or before October 31, 2024. Following the application deadline, candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview. After the interviews, the trustees may select up to two candidates.


For Further info, visit Cecil Renaud Scholarship


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