The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for various scholarships open to African students for the 2015-2016 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 top scholarships for Africans at Oxford below. Please add a link to anyone you think we left out in the comment section.
The African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, invites applications from sub-Saharan Africans for the Eldred – Waverley Scholarship. The scholarship is jointly awarded with Linacre College, and it is fully-funded.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. Click here for details
Students from Southern African can now apply for the Canon Collins/African Studies scholarship offered by the African Studies Centre in association with St Antony’s College for the MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford for the 2014-2015 academic year. it is open to applicants from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The scholarship is fully-funded.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. To find out more, click here
The scholarship is collaboration between St Antony’s College at Oxford and the international integrated energy company Eni to offer three students from African universities the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford commencing in October 2015.
Deadline: The deadline for the scholarship application is April 10, 2015. Remember, many courses close for admission on January 23, 2015 and so you should ideally have applied by the January deadline. Find out more here
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 2014. The scholarship will fully cover fees and maintenance.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. Click here for details.
The Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford is offering PhD Scholarships to outstanding candidates of any nationality, without restriction. The scholarship provides fully-funded awards for students wishing to undertake a 4-year D.Phil in Medical Sciences. Awards cover College and University fees (home or overseas) and a generous stipend of £18,000/annum. These awards allow students to carry out research in a single laboratory for the full 4 years.
Deadline: January 9, 2015. Click here for details.
Oxford University invites suitably qualified international students who wants 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 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.
Deadline: January 9/January 23, 2015, depending on course of study. Click here for more.
The University of Oxford invites applications for its fully-funded undergraduate Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships), which open to students from low income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. The scholarships are only open to new students who will be starting an undergraduate course in the University in October 2015. Scholarship covers University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.
Deadline: February 2015 (Exact date not yet confirmed). Apply for admission by October 15, 2015. Click here for details.
The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 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 scholarship covers 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate will be confirmed later).
Deadline: Apply by January 10/January 23, 2015, depending on your course of study. Click here for details.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. For details, click here.
The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for its combined master’s and MBA programme scholarship – The Oxford-Pershing Square. 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 at the University of Oxford for the 2015-2016 academic session. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.
Deadline: January 10/January 23, 2014, depending on course combination. Click here for details
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.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. For details, click here.
The scholarship is aimed at future leaders who are already experienced in their chosen profession and would like to further develop their career with a postgraduate course in the UK. The scholarship is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. It is open to applicants from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, Uganda, South Africa. Other Africans should check back as the list is constantly being updated.
Deadline: November 2014. Some countries’ deadlines may be later. Please check details here.
The prestigious Clarendon Scholarship for graduate students at the University of Oxford, UK, for 2015–2016 session is now open. All applicants for graduate study at the University are eligible. Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria! Over 100 scholarships are awarded each year.
Deadline: January 23, 2015. Some courses have earlier deadlines. Click here for details.
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals. Rhodes Scholarships are usually open to students from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It covers tuition fees, living expenses and return flight to student’s home country on completion of study.
Deadline: It varies for different countries. Most are closed for 2015-2016 session. Learn more about Rhodes Scholarships here.
Fully Funded Mitsui Scholarship for Africans.
- Open to candidates normally resident in sub Saharan Africa
- Select St Anne’s College in your application
- It is fully-funded including stipends
- To apply, indicate in your admission application that you wish to be considered for the scholarship.