Type of Funding

Fully funded




The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford supports exceptional scholars from transition and emerging economies, to enable to pursue their desired course of Bachelors or Masters degree study and train them into leaders of tomorrow.

Eligible courses for the AY 2019 scholarships are:

  • MSt Islamic Studies and History
  • MSt Jewish Studies
  • MSt Korean Studies
  • MSt Oriental Studies
  • MSt Syriac Studies
  • Msc Computer Science
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSc Global Health Science
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Latin American Studies
  • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • MSc Migration Studies
  • MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • BCL Bachelor of Civil Law
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • MJur Magister Juris
  • MSc Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MPP Master of Public Administration and Policy
  • MSc Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MSc Modern South Asian Studies.

Besides the scholarship, the Leadership Programme includes an annual Induction and Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar, practical skills training in presentation, interviewing, examination and revision techniques and essay op-ed writing, a Leadership Forum, and The Enterprise Challenge.The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Leadership Programme is a unique programme designed to train future leaders. All Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars are required to participate fully in the programme, which consists of around 160 hours of bespoke training.


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 the approved course.


Only exceptional students from developing and emerging economies are eligible (see the Official Website for eligible countries).

Applicants must intend to return to the country of ordinary residence upon course completion.

Applicants should demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining how they envisage their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries or at a wider regional or international level.

Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld scholars.



Applications are to be made online by 11 January 2019 or 25 January 2019, depending on the course.

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