Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships And Leadership Program 2024/2025: Apply Now!


Introduction to the Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Oxford-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Program 2024–2025. The Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Program is a highly competitive and prestigious full-time postgraduate scholarship and leadership programme designed for exceptional students from select developing countries who wish to pursue further studies at the University of Oxford. 

The program provides a unique opportunity for scholars to not only receive financial support for their studies but also to develop as leaders and make a positive impact in their home countries and beyond.  The scholarship and leadership program provides access to a world-class education as well as a wide range of social, professional, and personal development opportunities. It also offers scholars the chance to interact with leading figures in their field and take part in workshops and seminars to help prepare them for their future careers.

The scholarship covers 100% of course fees and a generous living stipend and provides access to a wide range of exclusive events, workshops, and networking opportunities. Scholars also receive ongoing mentorship and support throughout their time at Oxford and beyond.

About the Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships

This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. The university contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by supporters of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, including Fondation Hoffmann. Fondation Hoffmann is a Swiss-based grant-making institution supporting the emergence and expansion of concrete projects which address global problems in today’s societies. 

What are the benefits? The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Accepted Subject Areas 

The complete list of eligible courses:

  • MSc in African Studies, 
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), 
  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy, 
  • MSc in Computer Science, 
  • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, 
  • MSc in Economics for Development, 
  • MPhil in Environmental Change and Management, 
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management, 
  • MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, 
  • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, 
  • MSc in Financial Economics, 
  • MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, 
  • MSc in Global Health Science, 
  • MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine, 
  • MSc in Latin American Studies, 
  • MSc in Law and Finance, 
  • Magister Juris (MJur), 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), 
  • MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance, 
  • MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, 
  • MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, 
  • MSc in Migration Studies, 
  • MSc in Modern South Asian Studies, 
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, 
  • MSc in Politics Research,
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP), 
  • MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, 
  • MSc in Social Science of the Internet, 
  • MSc in Statistical Science, 
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 scholars.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2023-24 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Duration of Oxford Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships 

Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed 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 on satisfactory academic progress.

Eligible Countries 

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados,  Belarus,  Belize,  Benin,  Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia,  Cameroon Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, China Tibet, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macau SAR, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa), Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,

Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand – New, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation,

Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

How to Apply

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 December or January deadline for your course. See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement 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. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary Residence sections of the graduate application form and the advice contained in the Application Guide.

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 December or January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the December or 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 online in April 2024. Need more details?

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