• AfOx Scholarship
    Region/country: Africa
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: The AfOx graduate scholarship will cover 100% of course fees, a grant for living costs and one return flight to and from the UK. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship also provides logistics support, including an economy return flight, visa and Immigration Health Surcharge fees, settling down allowance. The first year includes a Leadership and Impact Programme, which supports scholars to develop the collaborative leadership qualities needed to build cross-sector, interdisciplinary solutions to address complex social and environmental problems. Beyond this, the scholarship provides academic and social support programs and links with the broader AfOx networks across the UK and Africa.

      After completing their Master’s Program, Scholars will be supported to take up 4-6 months placements in leading Africa-based organisations for their Ubuntu Period of Service. The scholars will work on initiatives in Africa, receiving mentoring from leading Africa-based academics and practitioners, enabling the Scholars to develop pathways to building impactful careers in Africa. Scholars will be linked with research, business and policy leaders based in the continent for mentorship and experiential learning.
    • Eligibility: AfOx Scholarships enable students from all African countries to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford, for full details of eligibility please see the AfOx website. All eligible offer holders who receive a conditional offer from the University will be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship emphasises explicitly groups who have historically been under-represented, including but not limited to female scholars, people from refugee and displaced backgrounds and disabled scholars. Necessary residence considerations will be made for students from refugee and displaced backgrounds.
    • Application process: To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline for MPP or MSc applications. All invited candidates will be expected to fill in the AfOx Graduate Scholarship questionnaire during the application process. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed virtually before decisions are made. The decision timelines will be communicated at the interview stage. AfOx has strategic partnerships with specific Oxford colleges and scholars will be expected to be hosted by the partner colleges during their studies. For more information, please see the AfOx website.
    University of Oxford
  • The FirstRand Oxford Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship for a Master of Public Policy
    Region/country: South AfricaAfrica
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik 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.
    Blavatnik School of Government