Oxford University invites suitably qualified international students who want to study in the field of Humanities to apply for the fully-funded Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship programme tenable at Oxford University in 2018-2019 academic year.

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities. Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.

As Ertegun Scholars, the world’s top graduate students in the Humanities are brought together in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Ertegun Scholars will leave Oxford prepared to be leaders; not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

Worth of Awards

  • 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £14,553), plus exclusive use of Ertegun House
  • 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.
  • Ertegun House – a fully modernized, non-residential 1808 building located at the heart of Oxford’s academic community – provides an environment for study and camaraderie that is unique at Oxford and unparalleled in the world.
  •  Each Ertegun Scholar has his or her own dedicated space for research and writing, opportunities to participate in social occasions and lively lectures, performances, and other activities developed expressly for the Ertegun Scholars, and access to Wi-Fi, on-line access to Oxford libraries and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
  •  The Director of Ertegun House, a distinguished member of the Oxford faculty, is available full-time as a mentor to the Ertegun Scholars and a resource to help them make the most of their experiences at Oxford and at Ertegun House.

Eligibility

  • For entry in 2018-2019, at least ten scholarships will be available. You should be applying to start a new one- or two-year full-time Master’s degree or three-year full-time doctoral degree at Oxford.
  • You must be applying to start a new full-time graduate course at Oxford.
  • You must be applying to a Humanities course within the following faculties:
    Classics (including classical archaeology); English Language and Literature; Fine Art (DPhil in contemporary art history and theory only); History (including history of art and the history of architecture); Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature); Music; Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages); Philosophy; Theology and Religion; and the Film Aesthetics and Women’s Studies interdisciplinary courses.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the additional criteria outlined on the Ertegun supporting statement form

How to Apply

  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ 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.
  • You must also complete an Ertegun supporting statement (see Related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
  • 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 hold a deferred offer to start in 2018-19 and wish to be considered for this scholarship, you must contact the Ertegun Scholarships Administrator, sending your completed Ertegun supporting statement (see Related documents on this page), your full name and course details, by 8 January 2018 for Philosophy; 19 January 2018 for all other subjects.

Deadline: In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (January 9, 2018 for Philosophy; January 23, 2018 for all other Humanities subjects). You must also complete a supporting statement (see ‘Downloads’ on the top right-hand corner of this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline, in order for your application to be complete.

  • If, following the assessment of the January deadline applications, your department places your application on a waiting list or decides to re-evaluate it against the applications received for the next deadline (March 2018 deadline), then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Decisions are expected to be made around April 2018. Their webpage will be updated as soon as the successful candidates have been notified.

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