The University of Oxford invites students from low income countries to apply for the 2018/2019 Felix Scholarships for developing countries for graduate study at Oxford. Up to five scholarships are available each year, and one of them is open to students from low income countries outside of India while the rest are for Indian students.

Worth of Scholarships

  • 100% of university and college fees, a grant for living expenses (around £14,100), and a return flight at the start and end of your course
  • Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.  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 on satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility

General eligibility

  • You must be applying to start a new, full-time master’s course or full-time DPhil course at Oxford.
  • You must not have previously studied a course at the same level as the course to which you are applying (ie if you already have a master’s degree, you will not be considered for this scholarship if you are applying for another master’s course).
  • You must be unable to take up your place at Oxford without financial assistance.

Indian scholarship — the following additional eligibility criteria apply:

  • You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in India;
  • You must have a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree from an Indian university;
  • You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); and
  • You are expected to return to India after completing your studies.

Non-Indian scholarship — the following additional eligibility criteria apply:

One award is made each year to a non-Indian student who is a national of and ordinarily resident in a country (outside of India) which categorized by the World Bank as being low income. For a list of eligible countries, please see the World Bank website via link below.

In addition, for the non-Indian scholarship, the following eligibility criteria apply:

  • You should have a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree;
  • You must not already hold a degree from a university outside of your home country (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); and
  • You are expected to return to your home county after completing your studies.

How to apply

  • Please apply by the relevant January deadlines and your country of citizenship and residence will be used to automatically consider you for the scholarship.
  • Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

Deadlines

The deadline is based on the course deadline you are applying to.  These are January 8, 2018 or January 19, 2018. Please select a course to see the specific deadline.

For more information about applying for admission, click here.

You can read the scholarship announcement here.

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