Application Deadline: Deadline to apply to University of Oxford – 6 or 22 January 2016 | Deadline to apply for Eni Scholarship – Friday 8 April 2016. | Offered annually? Yes
Brief description: Eni Scholarships for Masters Programme at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK for Students from Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria – 2016/2017
Accepted Subject Areas: St Antony’s College specializes in international relations, politics, economics, history and anthropology. Eni Scholars will be drawn from a pool of applicants holding conditional offers of admission to the following one or two year taught Master’s programmes:
Applicants must apply for admission to one of the following eligible courses:
1 year Master’s courses
- MSc African Studies
- MSc Economic & Social History
- MSc Economics for Development
- MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
2 year MPhil courses
- MPhil Development Studies
- MPhil Economic & Social History
- MPhil Economics
- MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies
- MPhil International Relations
3 year DPhil course
- DPhil International Development
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering five students from Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree in 2016/17.
These scholarships will allow St Antony’s to admit some of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.
St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2011
- During the selection procedure for the Eni Scholarship, consideration will be given to qualified students who can demonstrate that they do not otherwise have the financial means to continue their studies at Oxford.
- The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.
The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria. Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.
To receive the Scholarship, candidates must satisfy any academic conditions placed by the University on their offers of admission, including providing evidence of their linguistic competence if English is not their first language
Number of Scholarships: Five (5) scholarships will be awarded: one winner from each country
Value of Scholarship
100% of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs of £14,057 for 12 month courses and £10,543 for 9 month courses in 2015/16 (the 2016/17 figure will be updated soon). The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.
The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your 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 upon satisfactory academic progress.
Duration of Scholarship: One or Three years duration of programme
Eligible African Countries: The programme aims to appoint one scholar in each of the following countries: Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria
To be taken at: St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the deadline and you must have secured a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date
Sponsors: St Antony’s College, Oxford in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni
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