New scholarship with Roma Education Fund

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

We are proud to announce a brand new scholarship that will support one individual of Roma ethnicity each year to study for the Master of Public Policy.

Created in collaboration with the Roma Education Fund, the Roma Education Fund Scholarship aims to support the most able and aspiring Roma leaders in undertaking the study of the MPP at Oxford, thus supporting their commitment to public service.

The scholarship is another way in which the School proves its commitment to ensuring that the brightest and best applicants from all backgrounds can pursue an MPP with us, regardless of their financial situation.

Each year, starting from 2018/19, the partnership will bring to Oxford one qualified individual of Roma ethnicity who can demonstrate academic excellence, proven leadership and commitment to public service and who intends to return to the public sector in their countries of origin after completing their studies.

The scholarship will be available to applicants from a number of countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, or Ukraine.

The Roma Education Fund Scholarship is a seven-year partnership between the Blavatnik School and the Roma Education Fund. The Roma Education Fund aims to promote Roma inclusion in all aspects education. With this scholarship, the Roma Education Fund aims to contribute to the emergence of a critical mass higher education graduates who are confident and proud of their Roma identity, equipped with skills and competences that enable them to become professionals in their fields, as well as remain solidly connected to the Roma community and support its further advancement and inclusion into the wider society.

Admissions to the MPP are open (with deadline to apply on 19 January 2018) so interested candidates can start their application process right now.

Image: Current MPP students during inducion week. Photo: John Cairns