Oxford Theological Exchange Programme (OTEP) for Research Studies in UK, 2015

The Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford is offering scholarships for theological scholars of outstanding academic merit, from the countries of Eastern or Central Europe, Russia, and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, to pursue further studies in the University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. The scholarship will be tenable for up to one year of study and will cover fees, a maintenance allowance, and, where necessary, a return air fare. The application deadline is 17 April 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Regent’s park College at University of Oxford, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to candidates who, in most cases, will already have, or expect to obtain before October 2015, a theological degree from a recognized university or theological college. More senior researchers are also welcome to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of Russia, the Ukraine, and any other countries of the former Soviet Union, (apart from the Baltic States), Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Scholarship Description: Theological Scholarships for the Countries of Eastern or Central Europe, Russia, and the Countries of the Former Soviet Union. Since 1991 the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford has been offering Scholarships to enable theological scholars of outstanding academic merit, from the countries of Eastern or Central Europe, Russia, and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, to pursue further studies in the University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. The programme is now run in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, following the retirement last year of the programme’s long serving Executive Secretary, the Revd Dr Douglas Dupree. The current Programme Director is Rebecca White, who is the point of contact for all queries about the programme. Selection of candidates is by committee, chaired on behalf of the Faculty of Theology and Religion by OCCC Director, Dr Nicholas Wood.

Duration of award(s): The scholarship will be tenable for up to one year of study.

What does it cover? The scholarship will be tenable for up to one year of study and will cover fees, a maintenance allowance, and, where necessary, a return air fare.

Selection criteria: Selection of candidates is done on academic merit.

How to Apply: Applications should be send via e-mail and also by post attaching the following documents. A research proposal (no more than 500 words).
-Signed academic reference from your Supervisor, or, for senior scholars, from your Head of Department, Director of Studies or equivalent, giving:
-confirmation that you are now engaged in advanced study in theology or a related subject;
-a brief supporting statement regarding your suitability for study in Oxford and the reason for your nomination. c) Signed supporting letter from the appropriate authority in your Church (e.g. Bishop/Moderator or parish priest) giving:
– a statement regarding your suitability for study in Oxford;
-the reason for your nomination;
-confirmation that your ecumenical encounter is supported and that there will be opportunity to report on it at the end of your year in Oxford. d) Proof of your proficiency in English (IELTS result form). e) Certified photocopies of degree transcripts (which show marks and grades of courses taken) and of graduation certificates.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 17 April 2015.

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