Weidenfeld Scholarships at University of Oxford

Launched in 2007, the programme aims to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. It provides outstanding university graduates and young professionals with:

Deadline: mid January 2010
Open to: students from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa
Scholarship: full

* The opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford.
* Scholars also participate in a comprehensive programme of leadership-skills development, long-term mentoring and networking (including work-placements, pro-bono projects and involvement in a high-level speaker and seminar series).

The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based policy organisation; for contact details, see below. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Oxford.

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be a national of one of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.

Level of study: Graduate

Value: All university and college fees plus a full grant for living costs (£13,500 in 2009/10)

Application procedure:
In your application to Oxford, select ‘Weidenfeld’ in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form or the ‘IO0809_CONTDEF’ form (for Weidenfeld Scholars already at Oxford).

You must also complete and submit a Weidenfeld Scholarship Application pack. These can be downloaded from this webpage (see ‘Downloads’ section).

They must be returned to
student.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk  with the subject title ‘Weidenfeld Scholarship Statement’.
Failure to apply in full by the deadline will mean that you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected ‘Weidenfeld’ on the Graduate Application Form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in late April 2010

Closing date: Mid-January 2010

Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in May 2010. A notice will appear on this webpage when final decisions have been made. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, your application has been unsuccessful.