The Oppenheimer scholarships are open to South African citizens to study graduate degrees at the University of Oxford, UK. Harry Frederick Oppenheimer was a noted South African businessman, philanthropist, and opponent of apartheid. In 1993 he endowed the Oppenheimer Fund at Oxford University. The Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African Universities. It does this by supporting academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa, and assisting students ordinarily resident in South Africa wishing to pursue graduate study at Oxford.
The Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in South Africa applying to start any new degree bearing course, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses, at the University of Oxford. Applicants should be intending to return to South Africa following their studies.
Worth of Awards
A grant to support up to £6500 of fees or living costs.
Awards are usually 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.
How to Apply
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline (10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date ( March 2014). 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.
If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Scholarship, even if you have selected Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships on the Graduate Application form.
For more information, and to apply, visit the scholarship page by clicking here.