September 7, 2016

Oxford University Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Developing Countries

Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships and Leadership Programme

Course(s) Offered: Int'l devpt, Geography, Environment
Course Level: Masters, PhD
Provider: ISD, University of Oxford
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme targets exceptional individuals from transition and emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia, as well as North Africa and the Middle East.

The scheme supports exceptional scholars devoting their studies and professional careers to international development or environmental management and conservation. These encompass a number of subjects offered within the University's School of Geography and Environment and Department of International Development.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), through the University of Oxford, offers two schemes within its Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme: the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme and the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme. Depending on your country of ordinary residence and course choice, you may be eligible for both of the schemes.

University of Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme

Eligibility
You must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford in any of the eligible courses listed below.

You must be ordinarily resident in any one of the eligible countries listed below. You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

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.

Selection criteria:
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. You must meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Courses page for more information).

Eligible groups
Eligible candidates must be ordinary residents 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, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mauritania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.

Participating Institution(s)
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (School of Geography & Environment AND Department of International Development).

Fields of Study
You must be applying to start one of the following courses:
  • MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MPhil in Development Studies
  • MSc in Economics for Development
  • MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • DPhil in Geography and the Environment
  • MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • DPhil in International Development
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MSc in Migration Studies
  • MPhil Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
Number of Scholarships
Up to 5 offers will be awarded.

Sponsorship duration
Covers 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 upon satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296)

Method of Application
Apply for this scholarship at the same time as you apply to study at Oxford by selecting 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. You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships Questionnaire 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 scholarship, even if you have selected the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme on the graduate application form.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and to begin your application.

DEADLINES:
You must apply by the January deadline for your course - 6 or 20 January 2017.

PLEASE NOTE:
Launched in 2007, The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals and scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based policy organization. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Oxford.

Application Deadline: 6 / 22 January 2016
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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