African Studies Scholarships for 2018-19

The African Studies Centre of the University of Oxford is proud to list the following Scholarships:

Please see the following link for the University's fees and funding search tool for further information on scholarships that you may eligible for and guidance on the cost of studying at Oxford. 

The following scholarships are exclusively for the MSc in African Studies. Eligible offer holders are automatically considered for these scholarships (except where stated):

1.     ORISHA MSc

Open to graduate applications for the MSc African Studies only.

2.     Oxford-Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC Graduate Scholarships

Open to applicants ordinarily resident in Africa, applying for the MSc African Studies only. Please see website for more details.

3.     Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarship

Open to applicants ordinarily resident in the Southern African Development Community (http://www.sadc.int/member-states), applying for the MSc African Studies. Please see website for more details.

4.     FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

Open to South African graduate applicants for the MSc African Studies. The African Studies Centre is delighted to announce the inaugural FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship, a collaboration between the FirstRand Foundation, the African Studies Centre and Wadham College.

One fully funded scholarship, including tuition fees, is available per year.

Eligible applicants must be SOUTH AFRICAN citizens, must show the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence, and must not have previously studied outside of South Africa for degree purposes.

Please note that applicants must apply both to Oxford for admission to the African Studies MSc AND SEPARATELY to the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for Postgraduate International Study. The link to the FirstRand application process is here: http://www.firstrand.co.za/csi/Pages/laurie-dippenaar-scholarship.aspx. In their Oxford applications, applicants should state WADHAM COLLEGE as their preferred college.

The following scholarships are available to successful applicants from African countries (see specific details for each scholarship):

5.     Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Open to applicants who are nationals of developing Commonwealth countries, and who are not be at present living or studying in a developed country or have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country. Please see website for more details.

6.     Eni Scholarships

Open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university. Please see St Antony's website for more details.

7.     Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship

Open to applicants who are applying for any full-time, one-year taught master's course within certain Divisions, including Social Sciences and Humanities, and who are ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Preference will be given to nationals of Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and South Sudan. Please see the website for more details.

 

 

Scholarships for African Students

Find out more about scholarships available to African students via the following links:

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Middle East & North Africa