Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship | University of Oxford

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to provide funding for UK students from Muslim communities. The Centre is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by a developing international network of academic contacts.

Am I eligible?

Nationality and Residency: Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and from a Muslim community.
Level of study:Undergraduate
Year of study:New students
Subject: All subjects in the course listing, except medicine and PGCE
College:All colleges
Other criteria: 

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Applications will not be considered from those applying for a second undergraduate degree.

What does it cover?

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length 
Value:Tuition fees (at the home rate) and a grant for living expenses
Number: To be confirmed

How do I apply?

  1. Applications are due to open in mid-January 2016 for those with an offer to study at Oxford from October 2016. The application form and guidance notes are available to download from the right-hand side of this page.
  2. Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 17 February 2016.
  3. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed in April 2016.
  4. Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in July 2016.

Please note:

You must have made an application to the University through UCAS by 15 October 2015 and been successful in gaining a place.

You need to complete a separate scholarship application form and arrange for two references to be submitted on your behalf (these documents are available to download from the right-hand side of this page). Please note that we cannot consider applications from candidates who have not been offered a place at Oxford.

Further information

  • Scholars will be expected to write a report at the end of their first Michaelmas Term as well as an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
  • Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Scholars will be expected to apply for any government support to which they are entitled, but will not be expected to take out any loans.
  • If eligible, scholars will not receive a separate Oxford Bursary.