Scholarships to change the world

Sunrise over Oxford | Photograph by Elizabeth Nyikos (DPhil Music)

1. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

For masters’ students from lower-income Commonwealth countries studying development-related subjects

Who can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships?

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are designed to enable talented scholars from these countries to study at Oxford and get the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development in different subject areas, for example:

  • science and technology for development (eg MSc Energy Systems and MSc Water Science, Policy and Management)
  • strengthening health systems and capacity (eg MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine and MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology).

How do I apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships?

Apply directly via the CSC website as soon as you can, and by 4pm (UK time) on 18 December 2019 at the very latest. You can find a link to the application and details of what to do next on the CSC website:

2. Future of Humanity Institute DPhil scholarships

For DPhil (PhD) students whose research looks at issues vital to improving humanity’s long-term prospects

Who can apply for FHI DPhil scholarships?

You must be starting a DPhil course in 2020–21 in a relevant discipline. FHI is interdisciplinary and eligible departments include computer science, economics, law, philosophy and zoology (detailed eligibility criteria and a full list of departments are available on the FHI website).

How do I apply for FHI DPhil scholarships

For now, you need to apply to the relevant DPhil (PhD) course at Oxford — the scholarship application process will open in early 2020.

3. Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships and Leadership Programme

For masters’ students who are early career leaders from developing countries and emerging economies

Who can apply for the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme?

The Scholarships and Leadership Programme is designed to support early career leaders from developing countries and emerging economies who wish to return to their home country or region and make a difference in their chosen field.

How do I apply for the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme?

You’ll need to apply to your Oxford course by its January deadline, sending a Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships Statement as a supporting document. Check the University webpages on the programme for full details of how to apply:

Think bigger

These are just a few of the schemes supporting Oxford students, many of whom go on to make a big impact in their field or the world at large.

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