The University of Oxford invites applications for the 2018 Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships from students who have previously studied at a South African university.

The Oppenheimer Fund make small awards that are linked to other scholarship schemes such as Clarendon and Commonwealth, in order to offer full scholarship awards. Scholarships are available for applicants to full or part-time master’s and DPhil courses, who have previously studied at a South African university. 

Worth of Award

Tuition fees and a grant for living costs at University of Oxford, UK


  • You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford and must have previously studied at a South African university.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course
  • This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, part-time courses or non-matriculated courses.
  • This scholarship is also not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2018-19.
  • If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

Level of Study: Master’s, PhD (DPhil)

How to Apply:

  • There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.
  • If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship.


  • January 8, 2018 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science
  • January 19, 2018 for all other subjects

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