St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering three scholarship to students from Angola, Nigeria and Ghana the opportunity to study for a fully funded Master’s degree in 2013-14.
This will allow St Antony’s to admit outstanding African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.
St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.
The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana or Nigeria. Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.
Applicants must apply for admission to one of the following eligible courses:
1 year Master’s courses:
- MSc African Studies
- MSc Economic and Social History
- MSc Economics for Development
- MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
2 year Master’s courses:
- MPhil Development Studies
- MPhil Economic and Social History
- MPhil Economics
- MPhil International Relations
100% of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs (the rate was £12,900 for 12 month courses and £9,675 for 9 month courses in 2012-13). 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 upon satisfactory academic progress.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the March deadline and you must have secured a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (May 2013).
It would help if you select St Antony’s College in the ‘college choice’ section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
Deadline: 22nd March, 2013
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