The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership - UK

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme supports outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed. 

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including the necessary English language qualifications. See the Course Guide for more information.

Eligible candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America.  The Louis Dreyfus - Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers within the agro-business sector with a focus on improving food security and sustainability. Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to, agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.

Scholars under the Louis Dreyfus - Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme will pursue study or research in one of the courses listed on the following document:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars.

Scholarship value
100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2012-13 was £13,590).
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 review based on satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship application
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (04 January 2013 for Medical Sciences and Politics & International Relations; 18 January 2013 for all other subjects).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline above and have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (13 March 2013). Applications with outstanding admissions decisions after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.


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