The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 fully-funded Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme for outstanding postgraduate students from transitional and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue fully funded graduate studies programme at the University.

The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme is part of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme which cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford in conjunction with access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Worth of Awards

  • The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,777). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
  • Up to 20 awards are available.
  • 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 review based on satisfactory academic progress.

Specifications
The programme covers:

  • An annual Leadership and Public Policy Seminar – including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development. Each Seminar is designed to focus on a relevant global issue with forthcoming themes including environment and sustainable development issues;
  • Practical skills training in presentation, exam-writing  and interviewing techniques;
  • A London Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year;
  • Engagement in the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s projects and conferences;
  • Organisation of an annual Weidenfeld Debate; and
  • Numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.

Eligibility
Eligible Courses

  • MSc in African Studies
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc in Computer Science
  • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MSc in Economics for Development
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc in Financial Economics
  • MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • MSc in Global Health Science
  • MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSc in Latin American Studies
  • MSc in Law and Finance
  • Magister Juris (MJur)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science
  • MSc in Migration Studies
  • MSc in Modern South Asian Studies
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Politics Research
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MSc in Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc in Statistical Science
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
  • Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed.
  • Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including the necessary English language qualifications. See the Course Guide for more information. Deferred entry students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Eligible candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America, as listed on the eligible countries list .
  • Scholars under the Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme will pursue study or research in one of the courses listed on their website.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
  • This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars.

How to Apply

  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.
  • You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement  and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
  • We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary residence sections of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help.
  • To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April/May 2019.

Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form.

Deadline: Applications close by the Relevant January deadline for your course

  • Decisions are expected to be made around May 2019.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline above and have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date.

Click here for more details and to apply.

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