Eni Fully-funded Masters Scholarships at University of Oxford UK for African Students

Eni Scholarships | St Antony’s College

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, Humanities
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Eni Oil & Gas, St Antony’s College Oxford
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
Since 2011, St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, has offered students from selected African countries the opportunity to study for a fully funded Master's degree.

This will allow St Antony’s to admit some of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.

For the 2020/21 academic session, students from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) have the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree.

Eni Scholarships at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.

To receive the Scholarship, candidates must satisfy any academic conditions placed by the University on their offers of admission, including providing evidence of their linguistic competence if English is not their first language.

Selection criteria
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.

Consideration will be given to qualified students who can demonstrate that they do not otherwise have the financial means to continue their studies at Oxford.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Congo-Brazzaville

Participating Institutions
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Applicants may be from any African university in the eligible African countries

Fields of study
St Antony’s College specializes in international relations, politics, economics, history and anthropology. Eni Scholars will be drawn from a pool of applicants holding conditional offers of admission to the following one or two year taught Master’s programmes:

1 year Master’s courses
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Economics & Social History
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Global Governance & Diplomacy
2 year Master’s courses(NOT eligible for 2020/21 session)
  • MPhil Development Studies
  • MPhil Economic & Social History
  • MPhil Economics
  • MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • MPhil International Relations
3 year Doctoral course(NOT eligible for 2020/21 session)
  • DPhil International Development
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University's course guide for more information.

Number of awards
Up to three grants will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
The whole duration of the program. Continued funding of any course supported by an Eni Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress and appropriate personal conduct

Scholarship benefits
100% (fully-funded) of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs of £14,553 for 12 month courses and £10,915 for 9 month courses. The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.

The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.

Method of Application
In order to be considered for this scholarship:

1). Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses:
  • you must submit your application for graduate study by the announced deadline (see below) and
  • you must have secured a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (9 March 2020). It would help if you select St Antony's College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
2). Once you have applied to the University, you must complete the online Eni scholarship application form and submit before the deadline below.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply for this scholarship award.

Deadline for submission of graduate course application to the University of Oxford is 10 or 24 January 2020 (depending on your course); while deadline for submission of the online Eni scholarship application is 5pm, UK time on Monday 9 March 2020.

Scholarship decisions is expected to be communicated by email to successful candidates by the end of May 2020. If you have not been contacted by then, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

St Antony's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1950, St Antony's is one of the most cosmopolitan of the University of Oxford's colleges.

Application Deadline: 9 March 2020
Open to International students: No (ONLY selected African countries)

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