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Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in UK, 2015

University of Oxford is inviting application for Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme. Scholarship are open for outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America. 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. The application deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015, depending on your course.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Oxford.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oxford, UK
The award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility: –You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.
-A full list of eligible countries (within Africa, Asia and South America) is yet to be confirmed but will be added to this page in October 2014.
-The complete list of eligible courses is also yet to be confirmed but will be added to this page in October 2014.
-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 an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to, agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
-You 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 their chosen fields.
-This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for part-time or non-matriculated courses. This scholarship is also not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2015-16.

Open for International Students: The students of Africa, Asia or South America (Algeria , Afghanistan , Argentina, Angola ,Armenia ,Bolivia, Benin, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Botswana, Bahrain, Chile, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Colombia, Burundi, Bhutan, Ecuador, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, French Guiana, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Guyana, Central African Republic, China, Paraguay, Chad, China, Tibet Peru, Comoros China, Hong Kong SAR, Suriname, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa), China, Macau SAR, Uruguay, Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville), Cyprus, Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Georgia, Djibouti, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico , Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Eritrea, Iraq, Ethiopia, Israel, Gabon, Japan, Gambia, The Jordan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Guinea Korea (North), Guinea-Bissau Korea (South), Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Lao PDR, Libya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Mauritania, Myanmar (Burma), Mauritius, Nepal, Morocco, Oman, Mozambique, Pakistan, Namibia, Palestinian territories, Niger, Philippines, Nigeria, Qatar, Réunion, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Saint Helena, Singapore, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sri Lanka Senegal, Syria, Seychelles Taiwan (Republic of China), Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Somalia, Thailand, South Africa, Timor-Leste (East Timor), South Sudan, Turkey, Sudan Turkmenistan, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Togo, Vietnam, Tunisia, Yemen, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these endowments.

Description: The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America. The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on emerging countries in the above-mentioned regions.

Number of award(s): 20 opportunities are offered.

Duration of award(s): Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

What does it cover? Total offer is of 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,863).

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Decisions are expected to be made around May 2015.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for this application , you must select the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in the Funding section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (9 January or 23 January 2015. See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course). You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarships Questionnaire (see Related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline, in order for your application to be complete. If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for this application , even if you have selected the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme on the graduate application form. We 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’ section of the graduate application form and also the Application guide. To be eligible for consideration for this application , 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.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 9 or 23 January 2015, depending on your course.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application