Course(s) Offered: All subjects in the Humanities
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Ertegun Fund (through University of Oxford)
Country to Study in: UK
On Wednesday, the 29th February 2012, the University of Oxford announced the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program, which will initially fund 15 annual international scholarships for the study of subjects including literature, history, music, art history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies and archaeology; and later rise to at least 35 scholarships a year.
Donation for the fund came, with a little help from Led Zeppelin, from the widow of Atlantic Records founder - Ahmet Ertegun, who donated more than 26 million pounds ($41 million) to Oxford University to fund humanities scholarships for graduate students. Mica Ertegun said her husband, who died in 2006, had loved the arts. The university said the donation is one of the biggest in its 900-year history.
As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the Humanities are brought together with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars, in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures, and across generations. Ertegun Scholars will leave Oxford prepared to be leaders – not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.
Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. Applications to The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme may be made by those working in fields covered by the following faculties: Classics (including classical archaeology); English Language and Literature; History (including history of art and the history of architecture); Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature); Music; Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages); Philosophy; and Theology.
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information.
This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Current graduate students are not eligible to apply.
Graduate students of any nationality
Oxford University, UK
Fields of study
Fields covered by the following faculties: Classics (including classical archaeology); English Language and Literature; History (including history of art and the history of architecture); Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature); Music; Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages); Philosophy; and Theology.
Number of awards
Every year, at least fifteen full-time graduate students in the Humanities, chosen from throughout the world in a highly competitive selection process, enjoy the benefits of this programme.
For 2013-14, approximately 7 scholarships will be available for full-time Master’s degrees.
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.
100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2011-12 was £13,590).
The benefits of this programme: payment of all tuition and college fees, a generous living stipend, and the exclusive use of Ertegun House
Ertegun House – a fully modernized, non-residential 1808 building located at the heart of Oxford’s academic community – provides an environment for study and camaraderie that is unique at Oxford and unparalleled in the world. Each Ertegun Scholar will have his or her own dedicated space for research and writing, opportunities to participate in social occasions and lively lectures, performances, and other activities developed expressly for the Ertegun Scholars, and access to Wi-Fi, on-line access to Oxford libraries, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
Method of Application
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (4 January 2013 for Philosophy; 18 January 2013 for all other subjects).
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline listed above and you must have been offered a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (13 March 2013).
You must also complete a supporting statement and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application 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 the scholarship, even if you have selected Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities on the Graduate Application Form.
4 or 18 January 2013 depending on your course
If you have any questions about the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question facility. For further information about the Scholarships please see the Programme website.
Application Deadline: 4 or 18 January 2013 (annually)
Open to International students: Yes
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