November 22, 2010

Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships 2011/12

The Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships, which are funded by the Open Society Foundation-London and the University of Oxford, are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for applicants who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries.
• All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September 2011;
• Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia;
• Selected one year taught Masters courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions;
• Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship.

List of courses
MSc in Material Anthropology & Museum Ethnography; MSc in Medical Anthropology; MSt in Social Anthropology; MSc in Social Anthropology; MSc in Russian & East European Studies; MSc in Economics for Development; MSc in Education (Child Development and Education); MSc in Education (Comparative and International Education); MSc in Education (e-learning); MSc in Education (Higher Education); MSc in Applied linguistics and Second language Acquisition; MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management; MSc in Environmental Change & Management; MSc in Nature, Society & Environmental Policy; MSc in Water Science, Policy & Management; Magister Juris (Mjur); MSc in Law and Finance; MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice; MSc in Social Science of the Internet; MSc in Political Theory Research; MSc in Politics Research; MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention; MSc in Sociology; MSt in Medieval History; MSt in Modern British and European History; MSt in Global and Imperial History; MSt in US History; MSc in Economic and Social History; MSc in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology; MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture; MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies; MSt in Medieval Studies; MSt in Women’s Studies.

You apply as part of your application to study at the University of Oxford. You do this by ticking the “Open Society Foundations Oxford Scholarships” box in section M of the Application Form for Graduate Study 2011-2012. Local representatives of Open Society Foundations will assist you by arranging for your application to be sent to Oxford, and will also arrange for payment of the £50 application fee.

* Application Form for Graduate Study (and all required supporting materials)
* Scholarship Supporting Statement for University of Oxford Masters applicants
* Eligibility Requirements Self Assessment  Form in two copies (one original set of documents and one set of photocopies)

Each scholarship provides tuition fees and college fees at the University of Oxford, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only) and return air travel from the scholar’s home country. On completion of the scholarship, scholars will return totheir home countries to continue their studies/work there.

To learn more, please go to the official website.

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