The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship ProgramRegion/country: AfghanistanAlgeriaAngolaBangladeshBeninBhutanBoliviaBurkina FasoBurundiCabo VerdeCambodiaCameroonCentral African Republic (CAR)ChadComorosDemocratic Republic of the CongoRepublic of the CongoCote d'IvoireDjiboutiDominicaEgyptEl SalvadorEritreaEthiopiaFijiGambiaGhanaGrenadaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqKenyaKiribatiKosovoKyrgyzstanLaosLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaMadagascarMalawiMaldivesMaliMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMicronesiaMongoliaMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNepalNicaraguaNigerNigeriaPakistanPapua New GuineaPhilippinesRwandaSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth SudanSri LankaSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSudanSyriaTajikistanTanzaniaTimor-LesteTogoTongaTunisiaTuvaluUgandaUkraineUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamPalestineYemenZambiaZimbabweSwazilandAfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)North AmericaSouth AmericaOceaniaScholarship source: External
- The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to applicants from certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries' development efforts who are applying to a master's degree programme in a development-related topic.
- The Master of Public Policy is a Participating Programme accepting applications under Window 2 of the scheme – open from 27 March to 26 May 2023. Those who receive an offer for the MPP in mid-March 2022 can apply to the Programme when they have met all of their non-financial conditions.
- After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit to return to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries social and economic development.
- For more details on eligibility and how to apply please see the World Bank website.
Commonwealth ScholarshipRegion/country: BangladeshBelizeBotswanaCameroonDominicaSwazilandFijiGabonGhanaGrenadaGuyanaIndiaJamaicaKenyaKiribatiLesothoMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMauritiusMontserratMozambiqueNamibiaNauruNigeriaPakistanPapua New GuineaRwandaSaint HelenaSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSri LankaTanzaniaGambiaTogoTongaTuvaluUgandaVanuatuZambiaAfricaAsiaLatin America and the CaribbeanOceaniaScholarship source: External
Commonwealth Scholarships for master's and PhD study in the UK are offered to applicants from developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office with the aim of contributing to the UK's international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
There is one scholarship available each year for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, in partnership with the Queen’s College. For the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships entry requirements, please visit the CSC website. In funding the scholarships, the CSC requires the University to work towards gender equality in its nomination of candidates for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship applicants must apply directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship using their online application form; applications are open from 2 November to 13 Dec 2022.
Read about Umar Nadeem's experience as a Commonwealth Scholar on the MPP.DecemberExternal
Chevening ScholarshipRegion/country: AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAngolaAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAzerbaijanBahamasBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin Islands (BVI)BruneiBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCabo VerdeCentral African Republic (CAR)ChadChileChinaColombiaComorosCook IslandsCosta RicaCote d'IvoireCubaDemocratic Republic of the CongoDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaSwazilandEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)FijiGabonGambiaGeorgiaGhanaGrenadaGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIsraelJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKosovoKyrgyzstanLaosLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaMacedoniaPalestinePakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesRepublic of the CongoRussiaRwandaSaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSri LankaSudanSurinameSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabweAfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanMiddle EastNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaScholarship source: External
Chevening Scholarships is the UK government's international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of awards – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. The deadline for Chevening in most countries is 1 November 2022.
Read about Esther Soma's journey to the MPP as a Chevening ScholarNovemberExternal
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership ProgrammeRegion/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)North AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelizeBeninBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCabo VerdeCentral African Republic (CAR)ChadChileChinaHong KongMacauColombiaComorosDemocratic Republic of the CongoRepublic of the CongoCosta RicaCote d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFijiFrench GuianaGabonGambiaGeorgiaGhanaGrenadaGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHungaryIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIsraelJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiNorth KoreaSouth KoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLithuaniaMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNigerNigeriaOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandQatarRéunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint HelenaSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSri LankaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSudanSurinameSwazilandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)UruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweScholarship source: University of Oxford
- Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses
- Eligibility: Various by country residency
- Application process: Via questionnaire and University of Oxford application form – follow link for details
- The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking. There are two scholarship schemes for which MPP applicants are eligible: the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship.
Read about Rusudan Kemularia’s time as a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar.University of Oxford
Rhodes ScholarshipRegion/country: AustraliaBermudaCanadaChinaAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaBahamasBarbadosBelizeBritish Virgin Islands (BVI)Cayman IslandsDominicaGrenadaGuyanaMontserratSaint LuciaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad and TobagoTurks and Caicos IslandsUgandaTanzaniaRwandaSouth SudanBurundiGermanyHong KongIndiaIsraelJamaicaKenyaMalaysiaNew ZealandPakistanSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSouth AfricaBotswanaLesothoMalawiNamibiaSwazilandSyriaJordanLebanonPalestineUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)United States of America (USA)BeninBurkina FasoCabo VerdeGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauCote d'IvoireLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeriaSaint HelenaSenegalSierra LeoneSao Tome and PrincipeTogoZambiaZimbabweAfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)North AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaLatin America and the CaribbeanScholarship source: University of Oxford
University of Oxford
- Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses
- Eligibility: Please see the Rhodes Trust website.
- Application process: Separate application process through the Rhodes Trust – follow link for details
- The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes's vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to fight 'the world's fight' and to 'esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim' and to promote international understanding and peace.
- Read Rafiullah Kakar's experience on the MPP as a Rhodes Scholar.
Felix ScholarshipRegion/country: IndiaAfghanistanAngolaBangladeshBeninBhutanBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCentral African Republic (CAR)ChadComorosDemocratic Republic of the CongoDjiboutiEritreaEthiopiaGambiaGuineaGuinea-BissauHaitiKiribatiLaosLesothoLiberiaMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMozambiqueMyanmarNepalNigerRwandaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth SudanSudanTanzaniaTimor-LesteTogoTuvaluUgandaYemenZambiaNorth KoreaSyriaAfricaAsiaLatin America and the CaribbeanScholarship source: University of Oxford
JanuaryUniversity of Oxford
- Amount: The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees, a grant for living costs and one return flight from India to the UK. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
- Eligibility: The Felix Scholarship enables outstanding students from India to pursue graduate studies. One award is made each year to a non-Indian student who is ordinarily resident in a country (outside of India) which is categorised as Other Low Income Countries or Least Developed Countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients. For full details of eligibility please see the Felix Scholarship website.
- Application process: To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline for MPP applications. Decisions are expected to be made by the end of May.
- Felix has been supporting students at Oxford since 1991. The scholarships are administered by the three partner universities, with the support of the Felix Trustees. Please see the Felix Scholarship website for more information.