Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in UK, 2018

The University of Oxford is inviting applications for Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for international applicants.  Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford.

This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world.

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld.

Applicants must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.

Scholarship Description:   

  • Application deadline:  8 or January 19, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are tenable in following subjects:
    • MSc in African Studies
    • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
    • MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
    • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
    • MPhil in Comparative Social Policy
    • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
    • MSc in Computer Science
    • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies
    • MPhil in Development Studies
    • MPhil in Economics
    • MSc in Economics for Development
    • MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
    • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
    • MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
    • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
    • MSc in Financial Economics
    • DPhil in Geography and the Environment
    • MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
    • MSc in Global Health Science
    • DPhil in International Development
    • MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine
    • MPhil in International Relations
    • MPhil in Latin American Studies
    • MSc in Latin American Studies
    • MSc in Law and Finance
    • Magister Juris (MJur)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance
    • MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
    • MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science
    • MSc in Migration Studies
    • MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies
    • MSc in Modern South Asian Studies
    • MPhil in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
    • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
    • MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government)
    • MPhil in Politics (Political Theory)
    • MSc in Politics Research
    • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    • MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
    • MSc in Social Science of the Internet
    • MSc in Statistical Science
    • MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
    • MPhil Traditional East Asia
    • MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management
    • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,553). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 20 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: International
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply.List of Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, China Tibet, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macau SAR, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa), Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia , Libya, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Applicants must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.
    • Applicants should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars.
    • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level. Preference will be given to Master’s course applicants.  If you are applying for a DPhil you must be able to demonstrate how your DPhil studies will benefit your future career in leadership.
  • English Language Requirements:  Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 or 19 January 2018). See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.

How to Apply: 

  • Applicants must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement  and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
  • They will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary residence sections of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help.
  • To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

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