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Supplement (1) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4745. Wednesday, 12 October 2005.
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Scholarships and Prizes 2005: Theology

THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE COUNTRIES OF EASTERN OR CENTRAL EUROPE, RUSSIA AND THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION 2006–7

The member Churches of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and in particular the Methodist Church and the Church Mission Society, in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Oxford University, are jointly offering three, possibly four, Scholarships, to enable theological students of outstanding academic merit to pursue further studies in the University's Faculty of Theology.

The Scholarships are open to candidates (normally between the ages of 25 and 40) who, in most cases, will already have, or expect to obtain before October 2006, a theological degree from a recognised university or theological college. Applications are invited for 2006–7 from citizens of Russia, the Ukraine, and any other countries of the former Soviet Union (apart from the Baltic States), Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania. The Scholarships will be tenable for up to one year of study and will cover fees, maintenance allowance, and where necessary, a return air fare.

All applicants must be approved and sponsored by a recognised Church authority in the applicants' home countries. The Scholarships are open to members of any Christian denomination. As one objective of the programme is to develop contacts between Churches in the United Kingdom and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in order to provide a basis for future collaboration, applicants should have some motivation towards ecumenism in coming to Oxford.

All applicants should complete a preliminary application form available from Mrs Elizabeth Macallister, University of Oxford, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LH. Mrs Macallister may be contacted by telephone (Oxford (2)70117), fax (Oxford (2)70554), or e-mail elizabeth.macallister@admin.ox.ac.uk. The completed application forms must by returned to the same address not later than 31 December 2005.


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