CECIL Renaud Overseas Scholarship 2025

Deadline: 31st of October, 2024

The CECIL Renaud Overseas Scholarship for 2025 is now accepting applications.A maximum of two years can be spent on post-graduate education (a Masters degree or its equivalent, or a PhD) in the United Kingdom at the student’s preferred university with the Overseas Scholarship, which is offered to one or two students each year.

Only students who finished their secondary education at any KwaZulu-Natal school are eligible for this scholarship, and you must be in your last year of a four-year undergraduate degree or a postgraduate honors degree.


  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: 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.
  • WILL LEAVE BIG FOOTPRINTS: We’re looking for candidates who will have a significant impact on their field of study, and the world.
  • ATTENDED SECONDARY SCHOOL IN KZN: 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.
  • STUDYING AT A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY: The scholarship is open to postgraduate students who have completed or are currently studying towards an Honours degree; or a four year undergraduate degree.
  • EVIDENCE OF FOCUS, COMMITMENT, STAMINA AND LEADERSHIP: A good track record in extracurricular activities and a drive to succeed and uplift South Africa.
  • 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.

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