Application is now open for the FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship at the University of Oxford. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About the University of Oxford and Scholarship
Oxford is presently ranked first in the world in both the Forbes and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is consistently placed among the top five universities in the world. The medical school has been ranked #1 in the Times Good University Guide for eleven years running, and it has also been ranked #1 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the last seven years in the “Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health” table. SCImago Institutions Rankings placed it sixth in the world’s universities in 2021.
Oxford, along with Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, is one of the “six super brands” in the world according to the THE’s World Reputation Rankings. In terms of global rankings, US News has the university ranked fifth. Listed 13th globally in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking is the Saïd Business School.
According to the Nature Index, which ranks the major contributors to articles published in 82 prestigious journals, Oxford was placed 13th in the world in 2022. According to the Professional Ranking World Universities, it is the fifth-best institution in the world, the best in Britain for producing CEOs, and the best in the UK for the caliber of its graduates as selected by UK major company recruiters.
The University of Oxford is ranked first globally in four humanities fields: English language and literature, modern languages, geography, and history, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the fields of anthropology, archaeology, law, medicine, politics & international studies, and psychology, it is ranked second in the world.
The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies at the University of Oxford is offering the FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship for an MSc in African Studies. FirstRand and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies have extended their relationship for four more years, enabling a deserving South African student to pursue an MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford, one of the top universities in the world.
The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and FirstRand are seeking the most deserving candidates who can make a meaningful contribution to South Africa upon their return and who will genuinely benefit from the opportunity.
Details about FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship at the University of Oxford:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Oxford, UK
Scholarship Value: Fully funded
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Masters
Host Institution(s): University of Oxford, UK
- One student will receive full support each year to pursue an MSc at the University of Oxford’s School of Global and Area Studies thanks to the scholarship. The chosen applicant will live at Wadham College.
Eligibility Criteria for FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship
Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship at the University of Oxford:
- The interviewing and selection procedure, which will take place in tandem with the FirstRand international postgraduate scholarship program, will be handled by FirstRand. Academic brilliance, leadership potential, community involvement, and the ability to influence someone’s fate will all be taken into consideration while evaluating candidates.
- To be eligible for the University of Oxford’s MSc in African Studies, candidates must apply and be approved.
Application Process for FirstRand Oxford African Studies Scholarship
The Submission Deadline is: Friday 19 January 2024, 12:00 UK time
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