2016 Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships & Leadership Programme for Students from Developing Countries at the Oxford University


Scholarship Name: Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

Brief description: 2016 Full-time Postgraduate Scholarship and Leadership Programme for students from select Developing Countries at University of Oxford

Accepted Subject Areas: The complete list of eligible courses:

  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MPhil in Development Studies
  • MSc in Economics for Development
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • DPhil in Geography and the Environment
  • MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • DPhil in International Development
  • MSc in Migration Studies
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

About Scholarship

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports exceptional scholars devoting their studies and professional careers to international development or environmental management and conservation. These studies encompass a number of subjects offered within the University’s School of Geography and the Environment and Department of International Development.

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Who is qualified to apply?

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.

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.

The above qualities will be assessed during the selection process, including using your graduate application form, your Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and (if relevant) your interview.

Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2016-17 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: 5

What are the benefits? 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £14,057)

Duration of Scholarship: Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

Eligible Countries

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen

To be taken at (country): University of Oxford, UK

Application Deadline: 22 January 2016

Offered annually?  Yes

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann 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 (22 January 2016).

Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete.

Sponsors: The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details


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