The BOAHR offers five fully funded scholarships (one per year) for candidates from ASEAN countries to study for the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Scholarships are funded by the Brunsfield Foundation. The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full plus accommodation during the two compulsory summer residences and a generous maintenance grant of approximately £3200 per annum. The application deadline is 23 January 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for Master’s in International Human Rights Law.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for Masters Level of study.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oxford
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Candidates should be applying to start the Master’s in International Human Rights Law in September 2015 and must meet the selection criteria for the course (please see the Admissions pages) as well as the criteria for the Scholarship:
-Candidates must be nationals of, and ordinarily resident in, one of the countries listed in Section 8 of these notes, and should intend to return to that country upon completion of their studies.
-Candidates must show exceptional academic merit and/or potential. Indicators of exceptional academic merit would be a high first-class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a more moderate first degree performance). Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards; information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
-Please note that the Scholarship is not open to students who are already on course or to students with deferred entry from a previous year.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholarships are open for the students of Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Scholarship Description: The BOAHR Scholarships are five fully funded scholarships (one per year) for candidates from ASEAN countries to study for the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, a part-time degree taught over 22 months and consisting of two residential sessions in Oxford and two periods of distance learning. The first scholarship has already been awarded (for the course starting September 2014). The second is available for the course starting September 2015. The Scholarships are funded by the Brunsfield Foundation in Kuala Lumpur and are aimed at human rights advocates from ASEAN (see Section 8 below) countries who can demonstrate exceptional academic merit and/or potential. Each scholarship provides the tuition and college fee and a maintenance grant for the full duration of the student’s course.
Number of award(s): Up to five fully funded scholarships are available for students.
Duration of award(s): The duration of award is two years.
What does it cover? The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full plus accommodation during the two compulsory summer residences and a generous maintenance grant of approximately £3200 per annum. The maintenance grant is intended to assist with travel, insurance and living costs associated with the compulsory summer residences. The Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University. For the Master’s in International Human Rights Law, this is two years.
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Eligible applicants will be considered for the Scholarship after the second application deadline on 23 January 2015. Applicants who apply for the course at the first deadline of 21 November 2014 will receive a decision about a course place by mid-January 2015 but will not be considered for the Scholarship until the January admissions round has closed. Applicants who apply for the January deadline will receive a decision about a course place by mid-March and will be considered for the BOAHR Scholarship at the same time. The successful recipient of the BOAHR Scholarship will be notified of the result by the 31 March 2015. If you have not heard from us by this date, then your application for an award from this fund has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit an application for the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the University by 23 January 2015 in order to be considered for the BOAHR Scholarship. By applying for a place on the course you will automatically be considered for a BOAHR Scholarship if you meet the eligibility requirements. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the BOAHR Scholarship and there is no separate scholarship application form.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 23 January 2015.