Fully funded 2017/2018 Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships for MENA Countries

thatcherApplication Deadline: Deadline is either  6th or 20th January 2017, depending on your course program

Eligible Countries: You are eligible to apply if you hail from one of these countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Scholarship Country:  Scholarships will be undertaken at Oxford University

Eligible Programs: You are expected to be applying to start a new full- or part-time course in one of the following departments: Faculty of English Language and Literature, Department of Engineering Science, Faculty of Law.

Scholarship Info: These scholarships are available  for postgraduate programs. This scholarship scheme will be known as the Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarship and the Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships. The Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarship has been created as a result of a £3 million donation by the Qatar Development Fund, which supports international education, health and economic development causes. This will create at least four scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, the first of which is expected to be awarded in 2017/18 to a postgraduate student.

In the early years as we build up the number of Thatcher Scholars, Somerville will operate a rota of departments/faculties for the awards. In 2017/18, three scholarships will be available for students starting postgraduate study, one in the Faculty of English Language and Literature, the Department of Engineering Science and the Faculty of Law.

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 Somerville College.

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

The aims of the Thatcher Scholarships are to foster academic excellence, to support individuals who have a determination to succeed and to equip them to excel in their chosen field.

Scholarship Type: Scholarships available for only Masters and PhD programs.

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2017-18 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: 3 scholarships will be available.

Value of Scholarship: The Oxford-Thatcher scholarship is fully funded and will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296.

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarships will be available  for the full duration of your program

How to Apply: In order to apply for this scholarship, you are expected to submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (6 January or 20 January 2017.

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