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 and 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: Up to 5

How do I apply?

  1. Applications for 2018 entry are now closed. Details on how to apply for 2019 entry will be made available on this page in January 2019.
  2. For 2018 entry applicants who applied by the 16 February 2018 deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in April 2018.
  3. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in late May 2018.

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 are permitted to hold a scholarship award in conjunction with Oxford’s Bursary support. Awards may be offered in conjunction with other sources of funding, although this will be taken into account when determining the value of the award.