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Cecil Renaud Trust Scholarships 2023 for South Africans to Study in UK

The Cecil Renaud Trust Scholarship is awarded to South African students from Kwazulu-Natal who wish to undertake Masters studies in the United KIngdom.

Application Deadline: 31st October, 2022

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: South Africa. Students from the Kwazulu-Natal region.

To be taken at (country): UK

Fields of Study: All

About the Award: Dr Cecil Renaud, a well-known Durban Philanthropist, established The Cecil Renaud Educational and Charitable Trust (the 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 decided to establish an Overseas Scholarship.

The Overseas Scholarship, granted annually, 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. 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.

Type: Postgraduate


  • This Scholarship is available only to students who completed their secondary schooling at any school in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Candidates must be under the age of 27 at the time of applying for the Scholarship.

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

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of study

How to Apply: Application forms can be downloaded here.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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