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Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Developing Countries 2017 – UK

Brief description: The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to study at the University of Oxford, UK.

Application Deadline: 6th or 20th January 2017, depending on your course.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: developing countries throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

To be taken at (country): University of Oxford, UK

Eligible Field(s) of Study: Various (view eligible courses by clicking the link below)

About the Award: The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on developing countries in the above-mentioned regions.

One of the Foundation’s goals is to address the challenge facing humanity to double global food production in a sustainable way in order to feed a rapidly growing population.

This scholarship forms part of the wider Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme, managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

Type: Full-time graduate degrees

Eligibility:

  • You must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.
  • You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars.
  • The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers with a focus on improving food security and sustainability. Successful applicants must demonstrate that, following their academic studies at Oxford, they are committed to serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level. This scholarship seeks to support individuals who, following completion of their supported studies, will go on to actively engage in the chosen fields listed above.

Selection Criteria and Process: The above qualities will be assessed during the selection process, including using your graduate application form, your Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and (if relevant) your interview.

Number of Awardees: Up to 16

Value of Scholarship: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296)

Duration of Scholarship: Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship:

  • You must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme 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 (6 or 20 January 2017).
  • You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire (see Related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
  • We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence.
  • 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 are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April 2017.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

Important Notes: Decisions are expected to be made by the end of May 2017.  If you have not heard from us by this time, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

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