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Scatcherd European Scholarships

The Scatcherd European Scholarships allow students to undertake study or research in all European countries except the UK. 

Award information

The scholarships are funded by an extremely generous benefaction from the late Mrs Jane Ledig-Rowohlt (nee Scatcherd), widow of the German publisher, Mr Heinrich Ledig-Rowohlt.

Award details

Duration:Three months to one year
Value:Up to £6,500 is available depending on duration and costs of planned study abroad. The scholarship will cover the cost of standard tuition or registration fees at the host institution.
Number:Usually five to seven awards available

Eligibility

Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:Home/EU and Overseas
Level of study:Undergraduate or graduate
Year of study:All years; final year students must indicate clearly why their proposed study abroad will be directly relevant to their studies at this stage
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Other information

Students are required to contact a possible supervisor at the host institution / university before submitting their application. It is expected that students will continue to be registered for a degree at the University of Oxford during the period of their study abroad. Successful candidates will be required to obtain the approval of their college to study away from the University of Oxford, and, where applicable, must also obtain dispensation from residence from their faculty board.

The amount granted to successful candidates may be reduced if they obtain other grants. Students taking part in an Erasmus exchange will not normally be eligible for Scatcherd European Scholarships.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report detailing the activities as well as a certificate of attendance (a letter from their host institution) at the end of their attachment to prove the length of stay.

How to apply

  1. Applications are currently open for the 2017/18 academic year. Applications should be submitted to Student Fees and Funding by 12 noon on Friday 3 February 2017 (Week 3 of Hilary Term).
  2. Online application: Please complete the online application form and upload all supporting documentation (PDF only, see full details of application process in section below). Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  3. Results will be released in April 2017.

Application documents

Please note that you will not be able to save and return to the online application later, and it is therefore recommended that you have below information ready when starting the application process.

As part of the online application you will be asked to submit the following supporting information:

  • Personal statement on your current research, proposed study abroad and explanation outlining how the period abroad would be relevant to your future career plans (500 words)
  • Names and contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted automatically by email and asked to submit a reference as soon as you submit your application. Therefore please ensure you seek their approval to be nominated as a referee in advance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees submit their references by the deadline.
  • Budget breakdown showing the proposed monthly costs for the period of study abroad, including registration/tuition fees where applicable
  • CV including a list of publications (if any), prizes, and academic history (full details of school and university education), along with a statement of your extra-curricular activities and interests
  • Copies of transcripts for current and previous University education
  • Proof of any correspondence with the host institution regarding your proposed attachment, if available