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Oppenheimer Fund scholarships
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Harry Frederick Oppenheimer was a noted South African businessman, philanthropist, and opponent of apartheid. In 1993 he endowed the Oppenheimer Fund at Oxford University. The Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African Universities. It does this by supporting academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa, and assisting students ordinarily resident in South Africa wishing to pursue graduate study at Oxford.
The Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in South Africa applying to start any new degree bearing course, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses, at the University of Oxford. Applicants should be intending to return to South Africa following their studies. Deferred entry students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
A grant to support up to £6500 of fees or living costs.
Awards are usually made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline, 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.
If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Scholarship, even if you have selected Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships on the Graduate Application form.
Applicants who are ‘re-routed’ (accepted onto a different programme of study to the one they originally applied for e.g. transferred from an MPhil to a DPhil or from one course to another) should contact us as soon as they are notified of the change in order to ensure that their application for a scholarship is maintained on their new programme of study.
Successful candidates have now been notified by email. If you have not heard from us, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.
The Oppenheimer Fund also supports academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa. These are available to academic members of staff at Oxford and all South African universities. Further details can be found on our academic exchanges webpage.
If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question facility.