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University of Oxford: Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships for African Students 2023

Mastercard Foundation Fully Funded AfOx Scholarships for African Students

AfOx Scholarship: The application is open for the 2023 Mastercard Foundation AfOx Fully Funded Scholarship for exceptional African Students. This scholarship is a study in London opportunity for Africans who wish to pursue their postgraduate career at the prestigious University of Oxford. All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

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About the AfOx Scholarship

Brief Scholarship Details

Full Benefits of the Mastercard AfOx Scholarship

Eligibility Requirement

Application Procedure

About the AfOx Scholarship

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship program assists passionate, locally rooted, and internationally-minded African young people in pursuing graduate studies at Oxford. The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship program is based on the shared values of the Mastercard Foundation and AfOx, which include collegiality, empathy, dedication, inclusivity, and community.

The Scholarship is part of the larger AfOx Graduate Scholars Program, which aims to assist African students in gaining access to opportunities at the University of Oxford and thriving both during and after their time there.

The Scholarship supports a rigorous one-year Master’s course at Oxford designed to provide Scholars with important technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills as well as connect them to world-leading resources in their chosen fields.

 

Brief Scholarship Details

Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation

Type: Master

Award value: Fully Funded

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Application Deadline: Open

 

Full Benefit of the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship

This full-cost scholarship is available to Master’s students, covering tuition fees and living expenses for international students. The scholarship also provides logistics support, including an economy return flight, visa, and Immigration Health Surcharge fees, settling down allowance, and access to a Thrive Fund for emergencies.  The first year includes a rigorous academic Master’s course at Oxford and a Leadership and  Impact Programme, which support the scholars in developing collaborative leadership qualities needed to build cross-sector, interdisciplinary solutions to address complex social and environmental problems.

 

Post Study Benefits

After completing their Master’s Program, Scholars will be supported to take up 4-6 months placements in leading Africa-based organizations for their Ubuntu Period of Service. The scholars will work on initiatives in Africa, receiving mentoring from leading Africa-based academics and practitioners, enabling the Scholars to develop pathways to building impactful careers in Africa.

 

Eligibility Requirements for the AfOx Scholarships

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship enables students from all African countries to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford.  All students with an African nationality and residence who receive a conditional offer from the University will be eligible for the scholarship.

NOTE: The scholarship emphasizes explicitly groups who have historically been under-represented, including but not limited to female scholars, people from refugee and displaced backgrounds, and disabled scholars. Necessary residence considerations will be made for students from refugee and displaced backgrounds.

 

Application Procedure

The Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarship enables students from all African countries to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford.  All students with an African nationality and residence who receive a conditional offer from the University will be eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship emphasizes explicitly groups who have historically been under-represented, including but not limited to female scholars, people from refugee and displaced backgrounds, and disabled scholars. Necessary residence considerations will be made for students from refugee and displaced backgrounds.

(a) To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study to the University of Oxford via the graduate admissions portal by the deadline for your chosen course of study. Please read the Application Guide in detail ahead of making the application. We strongly recommend you submit your application form and all of your supporting documents at least a week before December/January for your course.

(b) Eligible candidates who receive a conditional offer from their course will be then invited to apply for the AfOx Graduate Scholarship Program. All invited candidates will be expected to fill in the AfOx Graduate Scholarship questionnaire during the application process.

(c) Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed virtually before decisions are made, and the timelines will be communicated at the interview stage.

The University of Oxford has an extensive database of frequently asked questions and we recommend that you look there in the first instance. Click here for the FAQs. 

If you cannot find an answer please submit your question through email to  [email protected] and We’ll answer you as soon as possible.

 

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