Course(s) Offered: All available subjects
Course Level: Postgraduate (all except PGCert and PGDip)
Provider: Oppenheimer Fund
Country to Study in: UK
Harry Frederick Oppenheimer was a noted South African businessman, philanthropist and opponent of apartheid. In 1993 he endowed the Oppenheimer Fund at the University of Oxford.
The Harry Oppenheimer Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African universities by providing the Oppenheimer Scholarships to students from any country who have studied at South African universities and who wish to pursue graduate study at Oxford. In addition, the Fund also supports academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa.
The Scholarships are available for applicants to full or part-time master’s and DPhil courses, who have previously studied at a South African university.
You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the 'Course Guide' on the official website for more information).
You must have previously studied at a South African university.
This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) courses, part-time courses, non-matriculated courses or to students with deferred entry.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Citizens of ANY country who studied in South Africa
University of Oxford in UK
Fields of study
All full or part-time masters and DPhil level courses and fields of human endeavor offered at Oxford
Number of awards
At least two partial scholarships are available for applicants each year
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.
For students on full-time courses, the scholarship provides a grant for living costs of at least £14,057. Students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs
Method of Application
Apply for this scholarship at the same time as you apply to Oxford for your chosen course of study by selecting 'Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships' in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form.
There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (see below).
If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Scholarship, even if you have selected Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships on the Graduate Application form.
Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms on the official website (via link below) for more information about the application and selection process.
You must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline - 8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course (8 January 2016 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 22 January 2016 for all other subjects).
All eligible candidates who apply by the deadline will be considered; there is no separate application process for this scholarship.
If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship.
Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after the deadline date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline date, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
Selection is expected to take place in May 2016. Successful candidates will be notified via email.
If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above and on the official website, please email the university through the 'ANY QUESTIONS' link on the official website.
Application Deadline: 8 / 22 January 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes (but ONLY graduates of S/African schools)
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