St Antony’s College is a world-renowned centre for research and teaching in global and regional issues. The College provides an interdisciplinary environment to study a range of subjects from development to international relations.
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering five students from Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree in 2016/17. These scholarships will allow St Antony’s to admit some of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.
St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria. Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information. Applicants must apply for admission to one of the following eligible courses:
1 year Master’s courses
– MSc African Studies
– MSc Economic & Social History
– MSc Economics for Development
– MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
2 year MPhil courses
– MPhil Development Studies
– MPhil Economic & Social History
– MPhil Economics
– MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies
– MPhil International Relations
3 year DPhil course
– DPhil International Development
Study Major(s): St Antony’s College specializes in international relations, politics, economics, history and anthropology. Eni Scholars will be drawn from a pool of applicants holding conditional offers of admission to the following one or two year taught Master’s programmes listed above.
Course Level: To pursue Postgraduate (Masters programme)
Scholarship for International Students: Only Nationals of Angola, Ghana, Libya, Mozambique and Nigeria. The programme aims to appoint one scholar from each country.
Duration of Award: The scholarship is only valid for the duration of the programme – 1, 2 or 3 year programmes. Continued funding of any course supported by an Eni Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress and appropriate personal conduct.
Number of awards
Five (5) scholarships will be awarded comprising one winner from each of the countries
Scholarship Provider: Eni Oil & Gas and St Antony’s College Oxford
Scholarship can be taken at: St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
100% of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs of £14,057 for 12 month courses and £10,543 for 9 month courses in 2015/16 (the 2016/17 figure will be updated soon). The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.
The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your 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 to Apply
In order to be considered for the Eni Masters Scholarships, please follow these steps:
- Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses as listed above.
- You must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 22 January 2016 depending on the programme you apply to – please check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (18 March 2016). It would help if you select St Antony’s College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
- Once you have applied to the University, please complete the Eni Scholarship application form (available at the bottom of the page) and send it to the Assistant College Registrar.
Please note that incomplete and ineligible applications will not be considered for an Eni Masters Scholarships. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we do not send emails acknowledging receipt of any applications which are incomplete or which are ineligible.
Closing date: The deadline is 12 noon, UK time, on Friday 8 April 2016.
Notification: Successful candidates will be emailed by the end of April 2016.