Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships

Host: University of Oxford
Level: Bachelor/ Masters Degree
Study in: UK
Value: £14,533
Course starts: 2019
Deadline: 8 or 19 January 2019

UK Scholarships

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. 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 the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, including Fondation Hoffmann. Fondation Hoffmann is a Swiss-based grant making institution supporting the emergence and expansion of concrete projects which address global problems in today’s societies.

This scholarship forms part of the wider Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme, managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust. For more information, including details of the leadership programme, please see the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme web page.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships programme is open to candidates from the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, China Tibet, China Hong Kong SAR, China Macau SAR, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa) Congo,Rep. (Brazzaville) Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Croatia Cuba Czech Republic Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French, Guiana, Gabon, Gambia,The Georgia Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR Latvia Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian, Federation, Rwanda, Samoa São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Scholarship value

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,533).

Tuition fees

No tuition fees are charged for the scholarship holders.

Scholarship period

Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Number of Scholarships

Up to 20

Eligible courses

  1. MSc in African Studies
  2. Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
  3. MSc in Comparative Social Policy
  4. MSc in Computer Science
  5. MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies
  6. MSc in Economics for Development
  7. MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  8. MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  9. MSc in Financial Economics
  10. MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
  11. MSc in Global Health Science
  12. MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine
  13. MSc in Latin American Studies
  14. MSc in Law and Finance
  15. Magister Juris (MJur)
  16. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  17. MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance
  18. MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  19. MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science
  20. MSc in Migration Studies
  21. MSc in Modern South Asian Studies
  22. MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  23. MSc in Politics Research
  24. Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  25. MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  26. MSc in Social Science of the Internet
  27. MSc in Statistical Science
  28. MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

Eligibility criteria

You should be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford. You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see the official website for the complete list). You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level. This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2019-20.

How to apply

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 or 19 January 2019). See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary residence sections of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help.

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. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April 2018.

Official Contact

University of Oxford
University Offices
Wellington Square
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 270000
Fax: +44 1865 270708

Scholarship Application Form

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement 19/20

Scholarship Website


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