• Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships
    Region/country: United Kingdom (UK)AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAzerbaijanBahrainBangladeshBeninBruneiBurkina FasoCameroonChadComorosCote d'IvoireDjiboutiEgyptGabonGambiaGuineaGuyanaIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqJordanKazakhstanKuwaitKyrgyzstanLebanonLibyaMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMauritaniaMoroccoMozambiqueNigerNigeriaOmanPakistanPalestineQatarSaudi ArabiaSenegalSierra LeoneSomaliaSudanSurinameSyriaTajikistanTogoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUnited Arab Emirates (UAE)UzbekistanYemenAfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the Caribbean
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses
    • Eligibility: Various countries with Muslim communities
    • Application process: Attachment of OCIS Scholarships Supporting Statement to university application
    • These scholarships have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue studies of benefit to the Muslim world.
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  • Newton Fund - Newton PhD Programme
    Region/country: BrazilChileChinaColombiaEgyptIndiaIndonesiaJordanKenyaMalaysiaMexicoPeruPhilippinesSouth AfricaThailandTurkeyVietnamUnited Kingdom (UK)AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanSouth America
    Scholarship 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.

  • Blavatnik School of Government-Nuffield College Joint Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    The Blavatnik School of Government-Nuffield scholarship is designed to help the University and Nuffield College attract and recruit outstanding graduate students in Public Policy. All applicants for the Blavatnik School DPhil will automatically be considered for this scholarship. For more information please see the Nuffield College website.

    Please note that other scholarships linked with other colleges may also be available. For this reason, unless you already have funding secured, we recommend you submit an open college application.

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  • Alfred Landecker Programme DPhil Scholarship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    The Blavatnik School of Government, together with Wolfson College, is pleased to announce a scholarship to work under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dr Maya Tudor, Professor Dapo Akande, Professor Chris Stone, Dr Thomas Simpson, and/or other Blavatnik School faculty members on the themes of democracy and minority rights.

    The scholarship covers full tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses for students of any nationality enrolled in the DPhil programme at the Blavatnik School. The scholarship is made possible through the Alfred Landecker Programme, which in turn is generously supported by the Alfred Landecker Foundation. The successful candidate will also benefit from membership of Wolfson College.

    Wolfson College is one of the University of Oxford’s largest graduate colleges and is truly unique in its academic scope and international reach. Founded in 1966 by the philosopher and historian of ideas, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Wolfson is committed to sharing knowledge, inspiring change, and continuing to explore the human condition. The College motto, ‘Humani nil alienum’ – “nothing to do with human beings is foreign to me” – expresses our ideal for intellectual curiosity in the betterment of the human condition.

    The project

    The Alfred Landecker Programme aims to advance the goals of the Alfred Landecker Foundation, by drawing on lessons from the Holocaust and the collapse of European civilisation in the 1930s, and applying them to leadership today.

    The overall aim of the programme is to draw upon cutting-edge research across disciplines to understand how the rights and interests of vulnerable people and groups are under threat through the overreach of authority and other threats to the rule of law, and to recommend and advocate for policies that strike the right balance between the protection of the most vulnerable and the celebration of distinct national cultures, in a way that benefits the integrity of democratic institutions. The Programme is mindful of the fate of Alfred Landecker himself, who like so many Jewish people, was murdered as a result of unchecked Nazi anti-Semitism.

    We are especially interested in supporting work that combines a deep theoretical engagement on the themes of the programme with a concern for public policy. We anticipate that public engagement will be a natural part of the programme of activity undertaken by the scholar.

    The candidate

    Applicants will be assessed through the regular DPhil application process of the Blavatnik School. Please make clear in your DPhil application that you wish to be considered for the Alfred Landecker Programme scholarship. We welcome outstanding applicants from any discipline that can support the aims of the project, and are prepared to consider applications from philosophy, political theory, political science, social science, law and other relevant disciplines. Students are ordinarily only accepted to the Blavatnik School DPhil programme if they already possess a research master’s degree or equivalent training. For any questions, please contact the admissions team. The deadline for applications is the early January University deadline.

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  • National governments
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: External

    Many national governments provide funds for their students to study overseas in the interest of fostering the skills and knowledge of their citizens.

    Many of our students have successfully been awarded funding to complete their studies. For example, previous students have been successful in securing scholarship support from the governments of Chile (through the BECAS Chile), India, Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico (through CONACyT), and Qatar.

  • The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
    Region/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 AmericaOceania
    Scholarship 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 Scholarship
    Region/country: BangladeshBelizeBotswanaCameroonDominicaSwazilandFijiGabonGhanaGrenadaGuyanaIndiaJamaicaKenyaKiribatiLesothoMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMauritiusMontserratMozambiqueNamibiaNauruNigeriaPakistanPapua New GuineaRwandaSaint HelenaSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSri LankaTanzaniaGambiaTogoTongaTuvaluUgandaVanuatuZambiaAfricaAsiaLatin America and the CaribbeanOceania
    Scholarship 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.

  • Chevening Scholarship
    Region/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 America
    Scholarship 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 Scholar

  • Other Blavatnik School Scholarships
    Region/country: AsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaAfricaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Variable; depending on need
    • Eligibility: Any applicant with financial need
    • Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer)
    • 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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