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Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in UK, 2020

The University of Oxford invites applications for Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme. Scholarships are open for postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America. The scholarship covers 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

  • Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study one of the following courses: MSc in African Studies, MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, MSc in Applied Statistics, MSc in Financial Economics, MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), MPhil in Geography and the Environment, MSt Modern South Asian Studies, MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, MPhil in Comparative Social Policy, MSc in Global Health Science, MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), MSc in Comparative Social Policy, MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine, MPhil in Politics (Political Theory), MSc in Computer Science, MPhil in International Relations, MSc in Politics Research, MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, MPhil in Latin American Studies, Master of Public Policy (MPP), MSc in Contemporary India; MSc in Latin American Studies, MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, MPhil in Development Studies, MSc in Law and Finance, MSc in Social Science of the Internet, MPhil in Economics, Magister Juris (MJur), MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, MSc in Economics for Development, MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance, MPhil in Traditional East Asia, MSc in Environmental Change and Management, MSc in Mathematical Finance, MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management, MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation and MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing a full-time graduate degree at the University of Oxford.
  • Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
  • Scholarship can be taken at the UK


  • Students must be ordinarily resident in one of the below-mentioned countries. You 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 scholars.
  • The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers with a focus on improving food security and sustainability. Successful applicants must demonstrate that, following their academic studies at Oxford, they are committed to serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
  • A student 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. This scholarship seeks to support individuals who, following completion of their supported studies, will go on to actively engage in the chosen fields.

How to Apply

How to Apply: 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. You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.


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Scholarship Application Deadline: January 2020

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