Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships(OCISS)
University of Oxford, UK
- Scholarship / Financial aid: 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs
- Date: 1 year
- Deadline: 4 January 2013
- Open to: students from Asia, Africa and Muslim communities
These scholarships have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world.
Am I eligible?
Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information.
Open to students ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from Muslim communities, as well as to students ordinarily resident in the following countries in Asia and Africa: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen Arab Republic.
Students must be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence upon completion of their studies.
This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses.
What does it cover?
100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2012-13 was £12,900).
How do I apply?
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCISS) in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (4 January 2013 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 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 (18 January 2013) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (13 March 2013). Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
You must also complete a Scholarship Supporting Statement and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete.
If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCISS) on the Graduate Application Form.
If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question facility.