2016 Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships For International African Students

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Scholarship Name: Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities

Brief description: Doctoral (DPhil) research Scholarships in Humanities for students of all nationality to study in one of nine selected UK Universities including University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of York, School of Oriental and African Studies.

Accepted Subject Areas: The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships will fund doctoral research in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages.

About Scholarship

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities programme awards funding to support doctoral studies at nine carefully selected universities. The initiative reflects our concerns about funding for the humanities and the potential impact of increased undergraduate student debt on postgraduate studies. Our aim is thus not only to support some of the most exciting students, but also to make a statement about the value of the humanities. We believe that high quality academic research in this field is of critical importance to British society. We hope that this programme might help to attract further funding to the sector.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Selection Criteria

Wolfson Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on these fields and to be future academic leaders. They are awarded solely on merit to students aspiring to an academic career.

Eligibility

Candidates should be applying to start a new doctoral course at one of the participating universities.

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

The Scholarships are available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages. The Scholarships are available for doctoral research only and will be paid over three years. For full-time students, it is expected that students complete their doctorate in three years.

Number of  Scholarships: Twenty seven scholarships are funded each year at nine universities across the UK

Scholarship Benefits: The scholarships are worth some £27,000 each year (over three years), and cover fees, provide a maintenance stipend, and provide for some research and training costs.

Duration of Scholarship: Three (3) years

Eligible Countries: The scheme is open to all nationalities including African countries. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

To be taken at (country): The participating universities are selected using a formula based on their research record. Institutions currently involved in the programme are: University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of York, School of Oriental and African Studies. Individuals should apply directly to the university and not to the Foundation.

Application Deadline: The Wolfson Foundation runs two funding rounds each year, a Spring and Autumn round. For most programme areas, the key dates are:

Spring round
Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 5 January
Stage 2 applications: deadline 1 March

Autumn round
Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 1 July
Stage 2 applications: deadline 1 September

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Candidates should apply for graduate study to any of the participating institutions. The recipients are nominated by their host university, and enquiries should be directed to the relevant university in the first instance.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: Wolfson Foundation UK: The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities.

 

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