The Vicky Noon Educational Foundation Oxford Scholarships fund talented Pakistani students to study any subject at the University of Oxford.
The Vicky Noon Educational Foundation was established in 1992 by Lady Viqarunnissa Noon, the distinguished social worker and wife of the seventh Prime Minister of Pakistan Feroz Khan Noon. The scholarships at Oxford are funded by the Foundation, the University and a number of generous partners.
The size and duration of awards vary according to each scholar's circumstances. In recent years these have ranged from partial awards (for example, a contribution of £3,000) to fully-funded scholarships (a full scholarship covers 100% of course fees and a grant of at least £14,777 for living costs).
Decisions are expected to be made in July 2019. If you have not heard from us by this time, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.
You must be applying to start a new full- or part-time master's or DPhil course at Oxford.
You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in Pakistan. You should be intending to return to Pakistan once your course is completed. If you have previously studied outside Pakistan you will not normally be considered. The Trustees are, however, willing to consider applicants who believe there were exceptional circumstances which explain why they studied abroad.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need and the potential social contribution made by the applicant and their future plans on their return to Pakistan.
This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, or non-matriculated courses.
This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2019-20.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course. If you meet the eligibility criteria for this scholarship, you will be contacted by email, around April 2019, and asked to submit a short statement setting out how you intend to contribute to Pakistan on your return, and how your studies in Oxford will help with this. Only applicants who submit the statement will be considered for the scholarship.
We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your nationality and country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residence and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the 'Nationality and ordinary residence' section of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help.
To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.