Oxford University has been at the forefront of understanding the world and shaping it for centuries. The university has a reputation for offering several scholarships for international students from developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East etc. This assists students from developing countries gain high quality UK education by providing scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
The following scholarships are available for study at University of Oxford in the 2012 academic year.
NOTE: To be eligible for these scholarships, you must apply for admission to study at the University of Oxford. You may see other Scholarship lists.
- ORISHA DPhil Scholarships for research in the Humanities in Africa
The University of Oxford is a leading centre for the study of Africa, attracting large numbers of graduate students and academic researchers. A University African Studies Centre was established in 2004, with its own core teaching staff but also drawing upon colleagues throughout the University. An MSc in African Studies was launched in October 2005.
The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for research in the Humanities in Africa from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University...read more.
- Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Countries
A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries...read more.
- Rhodes Annual Scholarships for International students
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world...read more.
- Oppenheimer Fund scholarships for South African Students
Harry Frederick Oppenheimer was a noted South African businessman, philanthropist, and opponent of apartheid. In 1993 he endowed the Oppenheimer Fund at Oxford University. The Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African Universities. It does this by supporting academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa, and assisting students ordinarily resident in South Africa wishing to pursue graduate study at Oxford...read more.
- The Kufuor Postgraduate Scholarship for Ghanaian Students at Exeter College
Following a generous gift made by the Kufuor Biographical Project to celebrate the leadership of President Kufuor in Ghana and to mark Ghana's 50th Independence Anniversary, Exeter College is offering the Kufuor Scholarships (linked to a Clarendon Award) for a top Ghanaian student who wishes to undertake a graduate degree at Exeter College, University of Oxford...read more.
- Wolfson Full Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
The Wolfson Foundation seek to support excellence through the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities for international students at University of Oxford. In accordance with its longstanding support for higher education and commitment to the humanities, the Foundation is launching a pilot funding programme of postgraduate scholarships in the humanities. The timing reflects the Foundation’s concerns about funding for the humanities and the potential impact of increased undergraduate debt on postgraduate studies...read more.
- Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCISS)
These Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship (OCISS) have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) to allow graduates to pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world.
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by an international network of academic contacts...read more.
- Waverley – African Studies Centre Joint Scholarship
The Waverley Fund was established in 2001. It aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers.
The African Studies Centre was launched in October 2004, and attracts extremely high quality graduates. The Centre is a unit of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), a department in the Social Sciences Division....read more.
- King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations for Peace Scholarship
Generations For Peace is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 2007 by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan and dedicated to the innovative and sustainable use of sport for peace building and development, and currently supporting activities in 47 countries and territories worldwide.
In order to serve and support the sport for peace and development community, Generations For Peace has established the Generations For Peace Institute. Located in Al Hussein Youth City in Amman, Jordan, the Institute is a centre for research, best practices and training, serving the wider sport for peace and development community...read more.
- The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Developing Countries
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 with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking. Overall, the programme provides 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...read more.
- Clarendon Fund Scholarship for International Students
The Clarendon Fund is the University of Oxford’s flagship scholarship scheme. The awards are sponsored by Oxford University Press and are only available at the University of Oxford for all full-time and part-time graduate degrees.
From 1st September 2011, all postgraduate applicants for entry into Oxford University will be eligible for the prestigious Clarendon scholarship funding which has, up until now, only been open to international candidates with overseas fee status. In this 10th anniversary year (2011) of the founding of the Clarendon Scholarships, this change will see the Clarendon Fund further strengthened as a flagship university graduate scholarship financial opportunity, and offer the widest possibilities for attracting matched funding from donor partners within and outside the University...read more.
- Eni Full Masters Scholarships for African Students from Angola, Nigeria, Ghana
St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering three students from African universities in Angola, Ghana & Nigeria, the opportunity of fully funded scholarships, including fees and living expenses, to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford commencing in October 2012. The Eni Masters scholarship is aimed at Strengthening African Leadership...read more.
- Skoll Masters Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship for International Students
The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students at Oxford University who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Once selected, these students are known as Skoll Skollars.
The Skollarship provides tuition for social entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in social enterprises, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits...read more.
- Felix Foundation Scholarship for Developing Country students
Felix" translated from Latin means: happy, good omen, successful, favourable.The Felix Scholarship was the dream of a generous individual who wished to remain anonymous and is referred to as "the Founder". It was the Founder's wish that the scholarships would allow gifted underprivileged students the chance of furthering their education by attending a university in the UK.
The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample. It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities...read more.