• Oxford-Reuben-Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses (UKRI stipend equivalent)
    • Eligibility: Any applicant to the MPP, the MSc in Public Policy Research or the DPhil in Public Policy; preference will be given to those coming from under-represented socio-economic groups.
    • Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer)

    The Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships were created as part of the Reuben Foundation’s landmark £80m gift to the University, and in this endowing Reuben College. The Foundation is committed to the betterment of society in the UK and around the globe through focused charitable giving in the areas of education, health and the community. The University has supplemented the £15m hypothecated to Reuben College scholarships with £7.5m from the Graduate Endowment Matched Scholarships initiative. This aims to support students who have demonstrated excellent academic ability and potential, and who will go on to make a great impact in their future careers.

    Reuben College was founded in 2019 as the 39th college at the University of Oxford. To promote the ethos and practice of interdisciplinary interaction, there is an initial focus on four research clusters within the college, whose themes have been chosen for their wide reach across the University, their strongly interdisciplinary nature, Oxford’s existing and potential strengths in these areas, and their innovation and entrepreneurship potential. Each of the four areas is interpreted as broadly as possible, as the College is keen both to host students from all four of the University’s Academic Divisions (Medical Sciences, Maths, Physical & Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities) and to support the admission and progression of students from under-represented demographics.

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  • Other Blavatnik School Scholarships MSc
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaUnited Kingdom (UK)
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Variable
    • Eligibility: Merit of application and demonstrated financial need.
    • Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer)

    Each year we work hard to secure funding with the intention of offering a variety of full and partial awards for students who display an outstanding ethos of public service and understand the importance of policy-orientated research in the development of effective policy solutions.

    These scholarships collect the gifts generously made available by some of our donors who wish to remain anonymous. Please contact the Admissions team if you have any questions relating to the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships process. Please also be aware that due to other scholarship deadlines, the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships Committee may not be able to make some decisions until late June.

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  • Oxford-Indira Gandhi DPhil Scholarship
    Region/country: IndiaAsia
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course.
    • Eligibility: Applicants must be ordinarily resident in India or have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution. The scholarship is applicable to any DPhil programme in Oxford, but the proposed area of study must be relevant to the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development’s agenda of interdisciplinary research on sustainable development and India. The Centre’s core research areas are: sustainable cities, climate change and clean energy, healthcare innovation, environmental sustainability and food and water security, law, governance and human rights are cross-cutting themes. Independent proposals on any India-related theme which fits within the overall aims of the Centre will be considered.
    • Application process: Via University of Oxford application form. This award is only tenable at Somerville. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the January deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference (if any) is included in the graduate application. Successful scholars will be transferred to Somerville. There is no separate application process, but shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a video interview.

    Find out more about the Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship.

    January
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  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarships at the University of Oxford
    Region/country: Hong KongAsia
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses
    • Eligibility: The scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident and have permanent residency in Hong Kong. Selection will be based on the following criteria: academic merit; evidence of outstanding leadership and teamwork; commitment to service and improving the lives of others; and strength of character, including truth, courage, devotion to duty, empathy, social awareness, and commitment to fairness and justice.
    • Application process: Via University of Oxford application form

    The Hong Kong Jockey scholarships are funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Since 1998, the Trust has been awarding annual scholarships at the city's tertiary institutions to students who combine outstanding academic performance with a strong commitment to serving the community.

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  • Exeter College: Amelia Jackson Senior Studentship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Full fees and a maintenance stipend
    • Eligibility: The Studentships are open to any person who is, or (in the case of awards for graduate study) has been, a student member of Exeter College, Oxford, and who, by the time of taking up a Studentship, shall have successfully completed a degree of the University, or who is currently studying for a postgraduate degree of the University.
    • Application process: via Exeter College’s application form. This scholarship is available every year. A call for applications is normally made towards the end of each calendar year, with a deadline in Hilary Term (around March). Application materials should be submitted to academic.office@exeter.ox.ac.uk. For further information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit Exeter College’s website.
    • These Studentships were generously endowed by the Will of Amelia Jackson (1842–1925), wife of the Revd W. W. Jackson, DD, (Rector 1887–1913).
    March
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  • Government Outcomes Lab Scholarship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    The Blavatnik School of Government’s Government Outcomes Lab is pleased to announce a scholarship to work under the supervision of Dr Mara Airoldi, Dr Eleanor Carter, Dr Felix-Anselm van Lier and/or other Blavatnik School faculty members on the themes of public-private partnerships and/or outcomes-based contracting in the field of complex human services.

    • Amount: Full tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses
    • Eligibility: Students of any nationality enrolled in the DPhil programme at the Blavatnik School
    • Application process: All applicants for the Blavatnik School DPhil whose research proposal links to themes of interest to the Government Outcomes Lab will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Background on the Lab's research and engagement activities can be found via https://golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk/
    • The Government Outcomes Lab is a research and policy centre based in the Blavatnik School of Government. Our role is to investigate how governments partner with the private and social sectors to improve social outcomes. We were created as a partnership between the School and the UK Government and we are funded by a range of organisations. This scholarship is designed to further the understanding of impactful cross-sector partnerships. We are a multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research centre and are interested in proposals that speak to real-world challenges for government. For example, the studentship could take inspiration from the latest research on formal relational contracting and involve legal scholarship on the form of contracts and partnership arrangements in impactful social projects. The research might involve impact analysis of outcomes-based contracting arrangements or ethnographic studies of frontline staff interactions under alternative incentive or organisational arrangements.
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  • Refugee Academic Futures Scholarships
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses
    • Eligibility: The Refugee Academic Futures Scholarship is available for applicants applying to any one year full-time master’s course, or two-year part-time master’s course, at Oxford. In order to be eligible for the award applicants must:
      • Hold an offer to commence a master’s degree at the University of Oxford in 2023–24 for a one-year full-time course or two-year part-time course.
      • Have been displaced within, or beyond, their home country due to conflict or violation of human rights, such as persecution. Further details will be published at the start of the application process for this scholarship.
      • Face barriers to progressing their education and have limitations on the financial support for their university studies.
      • Have not previously completed a degree at the same level (master’s) for which they are making an application.
    • Application process: To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the December or January deadline (whichever is relevant to your course). Eligible applicants will then be invited to submit an application for the scholarship in April 2023. Only applicants who submit the scholarship application will be considered for the award. If you are eligible but did not complete the question on your course application about refugee/displaced status then you can still email us (via academic.futures@admin.ox.ac.uk) by 15 May 2023 to confirm that you wish to apply.
    • This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers for 2023–24.
    • The scholarship is funded by donations from students, colleges, external donors, and the central University. Awards will be made towards your course fees and will provide you with a grant for living expenses.
    • Eligible applicants will be considered regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, it may be necessary to transfer successful applicants between colleges for the scholarship to be taken up.
    May
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  • Oxford-Reuben Israeli Scholarship
    Region/country: IsraelMiddle EastAsia
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses
    • Eligibility: Students ordinarily resident in Israel
    • Application process: No separate application process
    • The scholarship is only tenable at Reuben College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Reuben College in order to take up the scholarship.
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