Academic Scholarships only available for Boys entering Grade 8 the following year
St Andrew’s College offer a wide range of academic scholarships annually, and welcome applications for any scholarships providing pupils meet the required criteria.
Every year the relevant information about our scholarships will be available here as soon as they are open for application.
St Andrew’s College seeks candidates who would further diversify and enrich our innovative boarding school.
To read more about our scholarships click here
Please note that the scholarship application process for Grade 8 2023 has now closed. Thank you for your interest.
THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
When Cecil John Rhodes founded his worldwide Scholarship scheme in 1902, he selected four South African schools as part of that scheme. The schools are St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown, Bishops and SACS in Cape Town and Paul Roos in Stellenbosch.
The Rhodes Scholarship generously funds study at Oxford University for two or three years. One has to be a very strong academic to be selected as a Rhodes Scholar, but the scholarship also has three other sets of criteria:
• leadership and character
• community involvement
• sporting achievement
Any boy or girl who has studied at St Andrew’s College or DSG is eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship after completing an undergraduate university degree.
St Andrew’s College and the Diocesan School for Girls are immensely privileged to be able to award a dedicated Rhodes Scholarship annually. We are two of just a handful of schools in South Africa (and the world) to have this honour and we need to cherish it. We are keen to attract high-quality applicants in significant numbers for this prestigious
scholarship. We are also aware that many potential Rhodes Scholars self-exclude themselves for one reason for another.
The Rhodes Scholarship is special in that it is more than an academic award. High academic achievement is an essential feature (firsts and upper seconds in your degree), but selection committees consider this alongside an applicant’s leadership roles, social conscience, willingness to ‘fight the world’s fights’ and physical energy.
THE DOUGLAS SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
Douglas Smith was appointed Cricket Professional at St Andrew’s College in 1904 and he continued coaching College cricketers until his passing in 1949. A few years before his death he made arrangements for a bequest to fund a scholarship to Cambridge University along the same lines as the Rhodes Scholarship. This scholarship is only awarded approximately once every five years.
No Admission fee is charged. We do recommend that you return the form as soon as possible. An
Entrance Deposit is requested once the pupil has been accepted the year prior to entry.