Hill Foundation Scholarships | University of Oxford

Hill Foundation Scholarships

The Hill Foundation is a charity which aims to create a community of Oxford scholars and alumni who will work to improve Russian life and culture. 

The Hill Foundation Scholarships fund Russian students to study for any graduate and second BA courses at Oxford. For information about the scholarships for graduate degrees, please refer to the Hill Foundation webpage for graduate applicants.

Am I eligible?

You must be applying to start a ‘second first degree’ with senior status at Oxford

You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in the Russian Federation. You must also have a first degree from a Russian university, and you must not subsequently have been enrolled in any other degree programme outside of Russia.

The trustees favour candidates who demonstrate extremely high academic ability and personal and social qualities of a high order. They seek applicants who intend to develop their careers in their homeland and who wish to spend their lives in ways that are beneficial to their home society, whether in business, academic life, public service, the arts or the professions. The trustees will use the information that you provide in your application form to assess how you meet these criteria.

If you are offered this scholarship, you will be required to confirm that you will return to Russia for at least one year, following completion of your studies in the UK.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Course Listing for more information). 

This scholarship is not open to candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2017/18.

What does it cover?

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

How do I apply?

  1. Applications for those with an offer to study at Oxford from October 2017 are currently open. Read the Guidance notes (see Related documents on this page) and submit your application via the Undergraduate scholarships application form.
  2. Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 15 February 2017.
  3. Decisions are expected to be made by the end of April 2017. If you have not heard from us by this time then please assume that 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.

Please note:

You must have made an application to the University through UCAS by 15 October 2016 and been successful in gaining a place.

You need to complete the Undergraduate scholarships application form (selecting 'Hill Foundation Scholarship' in Section A) and arrange for a reference to be submitted on your behalf. Please note that we cannot consider applications from candidates who have not been offered a place at Oxford. 

We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the application form to assess your nationality and country of ordinary residence.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question tool, selecting the Funding category.