Oxford-Swire Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, UK

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University of Oxford, UKThe Oxford Graduate Scholarships have been established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 2013-14 will see the very first Oxford Graduate Scholars begin their studies.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges.

Sir John Swire (1948, History), Honorary Fellow of University College (‘Univ’) Oxford, through his family trust has endowed a scholarship fund for the support of postgraduate historians at Univ. Thanks to his generosity, University College offers, each year, a fully-funded scholarship for a three-year DPhil graduate and a fully-funded scholarship for a one-year MSt graduate in partnership with the Faculty of History. The Swire family’s generosity will help to ensure that History at Univ has a very bright future.

Am I eligible?
You should be applying to start either a DPhil or MSt in the Faculty of History at Oxford.

Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Course Guide for more information).

The scholarship is only tenable at University 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 University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for part-time courses or to students with deferred entry.

What does it cover?
100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (at least £13,726). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your 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.

How do I apply?
All eligible applicants, who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course (24 January 2014), will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship.

Additional points to note when applying for this scholarship:
If, following the assessment of the January deadline applications, your department places your application on a waiting list or decides to re-evaluate it against the applications received for the next deadline (14 March 2014), then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.

If you are accepted onto a different course from the one you originally applied for, you should contact us as soon as you are notified of the change in order to ensure that your application for a scholarship is maintained on the new course. However, please note that such a change of course may mean that you are no longer eligible for this scholarship.

How will I know if I’ve been successful?
Decisions are expected to be made around April 2014.

Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.

Further information
If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question facility, selecting the Funding category.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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