The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.
The programme is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, a charitable trust bringing together and developing the inspiring educational work founded by Lord Weidenfeld and previously run by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Since its foundation in 2007, over 175 scholars have taken part in the programme. They are an increasingly diverse group, originating from 57 countries and studying across 30 different academic departments.
There are two main schemes within the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme:
- the Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
- the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
Full details of the eligibility criteria for each scheme and how to apply are given on the relevant pages linked below. There is a single application process for all three schemes (a separate process applies for continuing Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars).
If you are a current Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar and wish to re-apply for a scholarship to support your new course at Oxford, please review the information for Continuing Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars.
There is also a partnership between the Weidenfeld Hoffmann-Trust and Chevening. Applications for the Chevening-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships must be made via the Chevening website. To be considered as an award recipient, applicants must list the University of Oxford as their first preference university choice.
The Leadership Programme includes:
- an annual Induction and Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar – including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
- practical skills training, including presentation and interview skills, examination and revision techniques, essay and op-ed ('opposite the editorial page') writing;
- a Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year with high profile professionals from business, politics and the non-profit sector; and
- alumni mentoring and numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.
For further details of the Leadership Programme please see the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust website.