2025 Cecil Renaud Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in the UK for South Africans.

Deadline: October 31, 2024.

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.

The scholarship has been awarded to 38 of the best and brightest young South Africans over the past two decades. Their alumni have studied across the UK, reading at, inter alia, the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, London and Cambridge, in a number of fields. They have gone on to achieve great success in their chosen disciplines.


  1. 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.
  2. The scholarship is open to postgraduate students who have completed or are currently studying towards an Honours degree; or a four year undergraduate degree.
  3. They’re looking for candidates who will have a significant impact on their field of study, and the world.
  4. 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.
  5. Any field of study is welcome. 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.
  6. A good track record in extracurricular activities and a drive to succeed and uplift South Africa.


Application forms can be downloaded here.

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