St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering three students from African universities the opportunity of fully funded scholarships, including fees and living expenses, to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford commencing in October 2011.
Country Focus
The programme aims to appoint one scholar in each of the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria

Courses Offered
St Antony’s College specializes in international relations, politics, economics, history and anthropology. Eni Scholars will be drawn from a pool of applicants holding conditional offers of admission to the following one or two year taught Master’s programmes:
MPhil Development Studies MPhil Economic & Social History MPhil Economics MPhil International Relations
MSc African Studies MSc Economics & Social History MSc Economics for Development MSc Global Governance & Diplomacy
During the selection procedure for the Eni Scholarship, consideration will be given to qualified students who can demonstrate that they do not otherwise have the financial means to continue their studies at Oxford. Additional consideration will also be given to any student who has clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their native country after graduation.
How to apply
The first step in the process is to complete the University of Oxford application for admission found here . The deadline to apply for admission to the University and still to be considered for the Eni Scholars Programme is Friday March 11 2011.
Applicants must also send a one-page covering letter to St Antony’s College quoting the reference number from your online University application and giving further information that would support your application – this must also be received by Friday March 11 2011.  Please address this letter to:
Mrs Rachael Connelly, Assistant College Registrar, by email (preferred) at [email protected] or by post at St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford. OX2 6XH. UK.
Scholarship decisions will be communicated to all applicants by email on or before 30 April 2011. To receive the Scholarship, candidates must satisfy any academic conditions placed by the University on their offers of admission, including providing evidence of their linguistic competence if English is not their first language
Please note that continued funding of any course supported by an Eni Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress and appropriate personal conduct.
The Future
St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.
See the scholarship announcement here.