December 19, 2012

ORISHA DPhil Scholarships for Research in the Humanities in Africa

ORISHA DPhil Scholarship (African Humanities Research Fund) for Postgraduate study in African Studies

Course(s) Offered: Humanities
Course Level: Postgraduate (DPhil, research)
Provider: African Studies Center
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
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 from October 2013.

Applicants for the scholarship may be new candidates for admission to the University, or already registered as graduate students. The scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has been accepted for study at the University.

Students from African countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligible groups
All postgraduate students who fulfill the above 'Eligibility' criteria

Participating Institutions
African Studies Center, University of Oxford, UK

Fields of study
Students may be registered in any of the following disciplines: African Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, History, Human Geography, Literature, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies. Proposals must include a major focus on Africa.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
The award is available for three-year doctoral degrees. Renewal for two and three year periods is subject to satisfactory progress.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will cover college and university fees and a maintenance allowance.

Method of Application
The University of Oxford academic admissions procedure is separate from that for this scholarship. For further details please see the University website. Those applying to the University for the first time should ensure that their application for entry is made before the second application deadline (18 January 2013). The scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has been accepted for study at the University.

The scholarship alternates between St Cross and St Antony’s College. New and continuing students should name St Antony’s College as their college of first choice on their University and scholarship application form.

Please email a cover letter clearly stating the Department you have applied. This email should be received by the Administrator, African Studies Centre, by 18 January 2013.

Overseas students are encouraged to apply for supplementary funds such as the Clarendon Fund, or other sources both in their home countries and in Oxford. (For further details of other awards, see the University website.)

Further information is available from the African Studies Administrator, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH, or by email to

Application Deadline: 18 January 2013 (annually)
Open to International students: Yes

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