|Higher Education Scholarships for refugees / people in conflict areas
“Starting from the academic year 2017/2018, scholarships will be available at the University of Oxford for students whose education has been disrupted because of conflict or natural disaster. Applications open in September 2016.
There is no geographical restriction for the scholarships. There are no restrictions on the current country of residence of applicants. Applicants with a refugee status are encouraged to apply, but the scholarships are equally open to those still living in war-torn countries. Applicants need to be accepted for a program (undergraduate or graduate, including Master, MPhil, PhD) at the University of Oxford to be considered for funding.
The scholarships have been created by a students-led campaign (Oxford Students Refugee Campaign) that started last October as a response to what was perceived as unsatisfactory response to global humanitarian crises from the Univeristy. The initial funding for the scholarships is made of students’ termly contributions (so far 11.000 students have joined the campaign). We are also reaching out to potential donors to increase the available funds.
According to the University, previous attempts of creating scholarships for (especially) Syrian students have failed because of the lack of applicants. We would like to ask you to please share details with your friends and contacts who might help us in reaching out to potential applicants. Also, if you know someone who could be interested in applying, please encourage them to do so.
We believe that if we can show that there is interest in these scholarships and need for them, this will convince the University to allocate more funds for displaced students.”