Interested in studying at the world-famous University of Oxford? Applications are currently invited from interested students from some developing countries of the Commonwealth to apply for the 2016 Oxford University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships.
The 2016 Oxford University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is the result of collaboration between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford. The scheme is targeted towards supporting brilliant students from developing countries who are interested in studying in the U.K. but lack the financial capability to make that possible. It has supposedly been operated since 1986. The awards are open to those who have already completed their first degree and wish to pursue a Master’s degree.
You have to fulfil all of the following conditions to be eligible for the 2016 Oxford University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships:
• Be a resident of any of the developing countries of the Commonwealth listed on the scholarship website (Nigeria is included)
• Possess first-degree of, at least, second class (upper) classification
• Must not be living or studying in a developed country at the time of application
• Must not have studied for up to a year in a developed country
• Must be able to confirm in writing, if nominated, that you and your family are not financially capable of sponsoring your study in the U.K.
• Must be prepared to return to your home country on the completion of your Master’s programme in the U.K., unless you receive permission from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to progress to PhD study
The 2016 Oxford University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships will cover course and college fees of successful applicants. There is also a grant of at least £12,408 to cover your living expenses while in the U.K. Programme/course fee will be covered for the entire duration. Your academic performance will determine the extension of your award beyond one year, if your chosen programme lasts for more than a year.
You can visit the university’s website for more information on application if you think you stand a chance of getting an award in the 2016 Oxford University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships.
Application will be accepted through 6 or 20 January 2017, depending on your course of interest. Selection is scheduled to be done in April 2017.