Scholarships and Prizes 2008:
Travel and Study Abroad
Scholarships for Study in Germany
The following scholarships offering the opportunities are available in the academic year 2009–10.
Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) Oxbridge students. The scholarship may be held at any academic institution in Germany, and are tenable for one or two years. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree; it would also be possible to obtain a German degree. The current value of the scholarship is approximately [euro]15,000 per annum, although travel expenses will also be covered. The scholarship is open to members of either Oxford or Cambridge University who have lived in the UK (including for educational purposes) for a minimum of three years prior to taking up the scholarship, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at either University. Applicants of all nationalities may apply (excluding students from Germany). Applicants must be under 30 years of age on 1 October 2009.
Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is also open to members of the University who have already completed a course of studies at Oxford, provided that they graduated no longer than two years prior to taking up the scholarship. Applicants of all nationalities may apply (excluding students from Germany). The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 2009 at any university or technical university in Germany, and may be extended for a second year. The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of institution fees. A grant will be made to assist with travel expenses, and a small book grant will be available each term. NB: This scholarship is not tenable at music or art academies.
Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship
One fellowship is available for postgraduate or postdoctoral students at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable for one year at any university or other institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is currently Ç2,100 for postdoctoral fellows and Ç1,500 for doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also be covered. The fellowship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2008, and who have either embarked on a course of postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the fellow may be liable whilst in Germany.
Further details of all three scholarships and information on how to apply may be obtained from the International Student Advisory Service, Room 5, Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG (telephone: (2)70105, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 6 February 2009. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Oxford on Monday, 16 March 2009 and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.