Applications Invited for Reach Oxford Scholarship

ORG- University of Oxford
Closing Date- 15th October, 2019

About the Organisation
University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. Oxford has a distinctive collegiate structure. Students and academics benefit from belonging both to the University, a large, internationally-renowned institution, and to a college or hall, a small, interdisciplinary academic community.

About the Scholarship
A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries that, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford. The University is not responsible for the content of external sites advertising the scheme and would encourage applicants to read the following details to check their eligibility.

Not all colleges are able to offer Reach Oxford Scholarships every year. If you are accepted by a college that is not participating in the scheme, this will not prevent you from applying for and being awarded a scholarship. If your application is successful, arrangements will be made to transfer you between colleges.

Other Criteria
This scheme is only suitable for candidates who have received an offer and who are of the highest academic ability. Financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.

3 or 4 years depending on course length

Course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year

Around 2-3 awards per year

How to apply
  1. You must make an application to the University of Oxford for an undergraduate course through UCAS by 15 October 2019, and be successful in gaining a place.
  2. Details on how to apply for a scholarship for 2020 entry will be made available on this page in January 2020.
  3. For 2020 entry applicants who apply by the 12 February 2020 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2020.
  4. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2020.

Further Information
  1. Scholars will be expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
  2. Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  3. Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.

Guide for applicants
  1. UCAS application: Start work on this form anytime from June and submit by 15 October.
  2. Admissions tests:  These are an essential part of the assessment for many courses. Make sure you are registered by 15 October and sit the test on the set day.
  3. Written work: Complete the cover form and submit any required essays by 10 November.
  4. Interviews: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview in Oxford in December. Read about what to expect and check the timetable for exact dates for your course
  5. Decisions: Candidates who are interviewed will hear whether or not they have been offered a place on 14 January 2020.
  6. Results: Once you have received your exam results and met the conditions of any offer, your place will be confirmed!
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