The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for various scholarships open to African students for the 2019-2020 academic session. This year, many of the scholarships open to Africans are fully-funded, covering tuition fees, and living expenses. Some scholarships are specifically for African students who apply to the MSc African Studies and other development related courses in the University. You must submit your application by the relevant January deadline to be considered for the scholarships. Check out the top scholarships for Africans to study at Oxford and add a link in the comment section to any you think we left out.

Oxford-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Graduate Scholarships 2019

  • The scholarships are available to applicants who are applying to full-time master’s and DPhil courses, except the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in April 2019. Click here for more details and to apply.

Fully Funded Oxford-Allan and Nesta Ferguson African Graduate Scholarship 2019

  • One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Africa and who are applying to the full-time MSc Environmental Change and Management. The scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College.
  • Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.  Selection is expected to take place by the end of May 2019. Click here for more details and to apply.

Full Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities at Oxford 2019

  • These are postgraduate scholarships in the Humanities for full and part-time DPhil courses. The scholarship is for three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature, and languages.
  • Deadline: submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2019Click here for more details and to apply

Fully Funded Oxford Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship 2019

  • The scholarship is available to applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Preference will be given to nationals of Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and South Sudan.
  • Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2019. Click here for more details and to apply

Fully Funded Oxford Duke of Cambridge Scholarship in Public Policy 2019

  • The scholarship is only tenable at University College which has a claim to be Oxford’s oldest College.
  • Deadline: submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in April 2019Click here for more details and to apply

Mica & Ahmet Ertegun International Scholarship at Oxford

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. Deadline: January 11, 2019. Click here for more details.

Reach Oxford Undergraduate Scholarship for Developing Countries

The scholarships are only open to new students who will be starting an undergraduate course at the University in October 2019. Deadline: February 16, 2019. Apply for admission by October 15, 2018. Click here for details.

2019 Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme For Developing Countries

The scholarships are open to students from transitional and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue fully funded graduate studies programme at the University. Deadline: submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in May 2019. Click here for details.

Fully-funded Oxford-Pershing Square Master’s/MBA Scholarship

The international scholarship is open to citizens of all nationalities for a combined MBA and a Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences DeadlineMBA: You must apply by one of these deadlines to the MBA programme: November 2, 2018; January 11, 2019; or April 5, 2019. We strongly advise you to apply by the January deadline or March 16, at the latest. Click here for more details

Fully-funded 2019 Oppenheimer Scholarships at University of Oxford

Scholarships are available for applicants to full or part-time master’s and DPhil courses, who have previously studied at a South African university.  Deadline:  There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in July 2019. Click here for details and to apply.

British Chevening Scholarship for Africans

The 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarship is now open for applications from international students to study at a top UK university. The scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. Deadline: November 6, 2018. Please check details here.

Clarendon Scholarship at University of Oxford

The prestigious Clarendon Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford, UK, is now open for applications for the 2019-2020 session. Deadline: The application deadline for Clarendon scholarship is January 11 or 25, 2019 depending on the university admission deadline for the course you are applying to. Some courses have November 2018 or March 2019 deadlines. Click here for details.

Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford

The University of Oxford in the UK invites applications from Zambians for the 2019/2020 Rhodes Scholarship. Deadline: You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Central Africa Time, Thursday, 15 November 2018. Learn more about Rhodes Scholarships here.

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Fully Funded Oxford University Dulverton Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africa, 2018

There are up to two full scholarships for applicants who are applying to full-time masters or DPhil courses in any subject.

Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place by the end of May 2018. Click here for more details and to apply. Oxford application portal is here Click here to apply for graduate admission at Oxford

Fully Funded Oxford Wolfson-Marriott Graduate Scholarships in UK, 2018

Eight full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland and who are applying to any full- or part-time DPhil courses in the Department of Biochemistry, the Department of International Development, the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, the Mathematical Institute, the Department of Psychiatry (with a preference for a project with an experimental or therapeutic focus within adult mental health), and the Interdisciplinary Bioscience BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in April 2018Click here for more details and to apply.

Fully Funded Michael Wills Scholarship for Africa at Oxford, 2018

Two full scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to one of the following full-time courses: MPhil Development Studies, MSc Economics for Development; MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy; MSc Migration Studies; and MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Deadline: Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place in May 2018. Click here for more details and to apply.

Fully-funded Oxford-Linacre African Graduate Scholarship, 2018

The scholarship is for residents of sub-Saharan Africa. It is jointly funded by the University, Linacre College and the Rhodes Trust. The scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College.

Deadline:  Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course and submit an application to the Rhodes Trust. Selection is expected to take place in April 2018. Click here for more details and to apply

Oxford Pershing Square Scholar Programme for African Entrepreneurs, 2018

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to six full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year. Deadline

  •  If you have submitted your MSc application, but need more time for the 1+1 MBA, the final deadline is March 16, 2018.
  • Please note that most partnering Masters close their applications in January 2018.
  • Pershing Scholarship recipients will receive notification by June 20, 2018 – Click here for more details and to apply

Fully Funded Eni Scholarships for Students from Nigeria, Ghana and Angola, Congo, and Mozambique 2018

The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university. Deadline: The deadline for admission is January while the scholarship application deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018. Find out more here and apply

ORISHA Master’s Scholarship

The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for MSc in African Studies from persons who will be registered as students for the MSc in African Studies from October 2018. The scholarship will fully cover fees and maintenance. Deadline: January 22, 2018. Click here for details

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the UK Department for International Development. Deadline: January 8-22, 2018. For details, click here for details and to apply.

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