The FirstRand Oxford Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship for a Master of Public PolicyRegion/country: South AfricaAfricaScholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government
JanuaryBlavatnik School of Government
- Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses.
- Eligibility: Those ordinarily resident in South Africa will be considered.
- Application process: Firstly, applicants for the scholarship must complete the MPP course application by the January deadline. Eligible candidates should also apply for the scholarship via the FirstRand website from 16 December 2022.
- There is one scholarship available each year.
Carl and Caroline Dawson ScholarshipRegion/country: United Kingdom (UK)Northern IrelandSouth AfricaUnited States of America (USA)AfricaEuropeNorth AmericaScholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government
Blavatnik School of Government
- Amount: Partial award
- Eligibility: UK, Northern Irish, South African and US residents, first-generation university students or those who have faced adversity.
- Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer).
- Carl and Caroline are advocates for social mobility, particularly for those who have faced adversity in the past – for example, those that have been in care or suffered early bereavement. Carl has worked serving the education and workforce development sector for over 18 years. As the co-founder of Construct, Carl has been embedded directly with universities around the world to ensure the delivery of high-quality learning content. His professional career outside education in the government, nuclear, and cloud networks sectors have still largely been focused on bridging the gap between higher education and employment.
Newton Fund - Newton PhD ProgrammeRegion/country: BrazilChileChinaColombiaEgyptIndiaIndonesiaJordanKenyaMalaysiaMexicoPeruPhilippinesSouth AfricaThailandTurkeyVietnamUnited Kingdom (UK)AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanSouth AmericaScholarship source: External
The Newton Fund promotes the economic development and welfare of poor people in partnering countries through science and innovation partnerships. The Newton PhD Programme offers funding for individual partner country students to undertake full PhD studies in the UK, or vice versa.External
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.