Eni Scholarships

Eni Scholarships

Eni Scholarships at St Antony's College

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering one student from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree in 2016/17.

About the scholarships Am I eligible? What does it cover? How do I apply? How will I know if I
have been successful?
Further information

About the scholarship

This scholarships will allow St Antony’s to admit one of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.

St Antony's and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are ongoing and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.

Eni Scholars say…

"I encourage ambitious African scholars to also take up this wonderful opportunity to apply for an Eni Scholarship at St Antony’s College for a life changing experience in the first university in the English speaking world. This is because St Antony’s College is the most diverse college in Oxford and it also takes an exceptional interest in the growth, development and success of scholars." - Christopher Appiah-Thompson, MSc African Studies 2013-14

Matthew Adeiza, 2011/12 Eni Scholar at St Antony's College

“Thank you for awarding me one of the inaugural Eni Scholarships… from work experience at the BBC World Service for Africa to organising the 2012 Oxford University Pan-African Conference, I had my fair share of opportunities Oxford provides, and I am deeply grateful for it.” - Matthew Adeiza, Nigeria, MSc African Studies 2011/12

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University's course guide for more information.

Applicants must apply for admission to one of the following eligible courses:

1 year Master’s courses

  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Economic & Social History
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs of £14,057 for 12 month courses and £10,543 for 9 month courses in 2015/16 (the 2016/17 figure will be updated soon). The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly. 

The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.

If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please follow these three steps:  

  1. Read the information on this webpage carefully.   
  2. Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses as listed above. You must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 22 January 2016 depending on the programme you apply to - please check the University's guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (18 March 2016). It would help if you select St Antony's College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
  3. Once you have applied to the University, please complete the Eni Scholarship application form (available at the bottom of the page) and send it to the Assistant College Registrar. The deadline is 12 noon, UK time, on Friday 8 April 2016.

Please note that incomplete and ineligible applications will not be considered for an Eni Scholarship. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we do not send emails acknowledging receipt of any applications which are incomplete or which are ineligible.    

How will I know if I have been successful?

We expect to be able to email successful candidates by the end of April 2016. 

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email the Assistant College Registrar.

Eni Scholarship application form 2016-17