Waverley – ORISHA Joint Scholarship

The Waverley Fund was established in 2001. It aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers.

ORISHA (African Humanities Research Fund) is administered by the Scholarships Committee of the African Studies Centre and provides funding for postgraduate study in Africa Studies.

Am I eligible?

You should be applying for MSc African Studies at Oxford and must be ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa. You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Please ensure you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Course Guide for more information). This scholarship is not open to students with deferred entry.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (sufficient to cover your living expenses in Oxford, amount to be confirmed in October on our Living Costs webpage). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by 24 January 2014. There is no additional application process for this scholarship; all eligible candidates who apply to Oxford by the deadline will be considered.

If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship.

Additional points to note when applying for this scholarship:

If, following the assessment of the January deadline applications, your department places your application on a waiting list or decides to re-evaluate it against the applications received for the next deadline (14 March 2014), then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.

If you are accepted onto a different course from the one you originally applied for, you should contact us as soon as you are notified of the change in order to ensure that your application for a scholarship is maintained on the new course. However, please note that such a change of course may mean that you are no longer eligible for this scholarship.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Decisions are expected to be made in early May 2014. Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Questionfacility, selecting the Funding category.

Wolfson Full Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities 2014

The Wolfson Foundation seeks to support excellence and has provided longstanding support for Higher Education and the Humanities. The Foundation is particularly concerned about the funding situation for Humanities students and the potential impact of increased undergraduate debt on the ability of students to progress to postgraduate studies.

The Foundation has addressed these concerns by creating the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities. The Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Humanities students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact in their chosen field (history, literature and languages).

In line with the Foundation’s policy of backing excellence, the Scholarships are offered at a carefully selected group of nine universities that have strengths across the three disciplines, of which the University of Oxford is one. Oxford has been awarded three scholarships and is providing matched funding to enable a total of six scholarships to be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Wolfson Foundation was instrumental in the establishment of Wolfson College. To reflect this relationship, at least three of the new scholars will join Wolfson College.

Am I eligible?

You should be applying to start a new DPhil course at Oxford. The Scholarships are available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Course Guide for more information).

Students should have an outstanding academic record, usually a first class Honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master’s degree from a recognised university in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research.

Wolfson Scholarships are awarded solely on academic merit and are open to candidates of all nationalities.

This Scholarship is not open to candidates applying for part-time courses or to students with deferred entry.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, a grant for living costs (£15,000 per year) and a grant to help with research and training costs. The continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by 24 January 2014. There is no additional application process for this scholarship; all eligible candidates who apply to Oxford by the deadline will be considered.

If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship.

Additional points to note when applying for this scholarship:

If, following the assessment of the January deadline applications, your department places your application on a waiting list or decides to re-evaluate it against the applications received for the next deadline (14 March 2014), then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.

If you are accepted onto a different course from the one you originally applied for, you should contact us as soon as you are notified of the change in order to ensure that your application for a scholarship is maintained on the new course. However, please note that such a change of course may mean that you are no longer eligible for this scholarship.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Decisions are expected to be made around May 2014. Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Questionfacility, selecting the Funding category.

Nestle Scholarships For Women 2013

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

Topic Description
Number of scholarships One
Amount CHF 25,000
Geographic region Worldwide (preference given to developing countries)
Who can qualify Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need.
Employees of Nestlé and its subsiduaries are not elegible.
Criteria 1) Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
2) Submitting an essay discussing the issue:
‘Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?’
(maximum 750 words)
essay template
Need based Yes: Submit MBA Financial Aid Application Form
(DOC, 48kB)
Jury The IMD MBA Scholarship Committee
Deadline September 30
Contact Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to mbafinance@imd.org

IMD MBA scholarship conditions
Our scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.

Reach Oxford Scholarships 2013

Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford. The University is not responsible for the content of external sites advertising the scheme and would encourage applicants to read the following details to check their eligiblity.

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Am I eligible?

Nationality: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Rep., Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Fee status: Overseas
Level of study: Undergraduate
Year of study: New students
Subject: All subjects except medicine
College: Not all colleges are able to offer Reach Oxford Scholarships every year. If you are accepted by a college that is not participating in the scheme, this will not prevent you from applying for and being awarded a scholarship. If your application is successful, arrangements will be made to transfer you between colleges.
Other criteria: This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. However, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

What does it cover?

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length
Value: University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year
Number: To be confirmed

How do I apply?

Candidates must first apply for admission to the University through UCAS by 15 October 2013.

Scholarship applications for 2014 entry will then open in December 2013 and close in February 2014 (exact dates to be confirmed). Please note that we cannot consider applications from candidates who have not been offered a place at Oxford.

Other information

  • Scholars will be expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
  • Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.

La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

The scholarships is a non-renewable tuition fee awards of A$10,000-$20,000 paid across a maximum period of two semesters (or twelve months). Recipients of the scholarship would be required to pay for any difference in fees for their first two semesters, fees for the remainder of their course and also Overseas Student Health Cover. They do not cover living costs.

Continuation of the scholarship into a second semester (where relevant) is subject to satisfactory progress and continued enrolment in the program of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Maintaining a C grade average is required, and satisfactory progress will be monitored.

 

You can only apply for this scholarship if you already have an offer to study in a degree program . Applicants must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to La Trobe International by the application deadline. There are two closing dates – 14 December 2013 and 25 January 2014.

Visit the official website for more information.

 

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/coursework

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

 

UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and other partner organisations. Awards are for a one-year Master’s degree.

Chevening Scholarships cover: tuition fees; a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual); an economy class return airfare to the UK; additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

Applicants should read the guidance for 2013/14 applicants at www.chevening.org/apply for full eligibility criteria.

Application deadlines vary from country to country. Exact dates and deadlines are available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.

 

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/enquiry.

 

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.chevening.org/

Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship 2013

Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies within the fields of social sciences and humanities at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of citizenship.

A basic academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent degree) is required. The scholarships are also intended for Africa oriented journalists and textbook writers in the Nordic countries.
The primary purpose of the scholarships is to offer the scholarship holders a one-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications).

The study scholarships are awarded once per year and the applications must be in by 1 October 2013 (for a scholarship in 2014).

Further information:

Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris, inga- britt.faris@nai.uu.se phone +46-18 471 52 47 (direct), +46-18 471 52 00 (exchange board)

TRECCAfrica Scholarship 2013

TRECCAfrica scholarships is open till 30 September 2013. Postgraduate students from an array of disciplines ranging from Resource Management and Climate Change to Sustainable Development and Conservation can now apply for scholarships from the TRECCAfrica consortium to pursue postgraduate studies at prestigious universities in Africa.

The TRECCAfrica, the Transdiciplinary Training on Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa is an Intra- ACP academic mobility scheme; a consortium of 6 African universities and associated networks and foundations, supported by funding from the European Commission. The programme awards scholarships to postgraduate students and staff from various African countries to study at one of the consortium partners.

There are seven full-degree Master’s positions, 15 Master’s exchanges and seven PhD exchange positions available for study at the TRECCAfrica partner universities.

Master’s exchanges will be for a period of up to 10 months and PhD exchanges will be for a period of up to 12 months.

The scholarships include travel costs, tuition fees and a living allowance of €600 per month for Master’s students and €900 per month for PhD students.

Successful candidates will be informed that they have been awarded the scholarship. The remaining candidates will be on a waiting list.

The deadline for all applications is 30 September 2013.

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