Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships at the London School of Economics


Deadline : April 27, 2020

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. LSE is pleased to confirm three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships for the 2020/21 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.

  • The three scholarships will each provide the cost of full fees for the eligible programmes and provide a maintenance stipend for living costs.

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

      • MSc Environment and Development
      • MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change
      • MSc Finance (full-time)
      • MSc Finance and Private Equity
      • MSc Risk and Finance
      • MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance
      • 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.


To apply for LSE funding for programmes beginning in September 2020, 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 including completing Section G: Personal Statement.
  • Receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 27 April 2020.
  • If you only wish to be considered for the Graduate Support Scheme, you do not need to complete Section G: Personal statement.
  • The outcome to your Graduate Support Scheme application will be displayed on the application tracker after you have received an offer. Successful applicants selected for other LSE Scholarships or awards like this one will be contacted by email thoughout May, June and July 2020.

To apply, click here.