Swire Scholarships at St Antony's College

Swire Scholarships at St Antony's College

The Swire Scholarships at St Antony's are generously funded by the Swire Charitable Trust, founded by John Swire & Sons. Four fully funded scholarships are available to graduate students demonstrating exceptional academic merit and/or potential who will commence study on a course offered by St Antony's College in 2018/19.

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 scholarships

The Swire Charitable Trust has a longstanding relationship with St Antony's College and has over many years funded numerous scholarships for both students and Academic Visitors, as well as until 2014 funding the Swire Fellow Professor Rosemary Foot, now an Emeritus Professor at St Antony's College.

Swire scholars say...

Jack Pun, DPhil Education 2013-16 and Swire Scholar at St Antony's - postgraduate conference, Department of Education, University of Oxford MT14

"The Swire Scholarship has allowed me to pursue my goal of improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged learners in secondary classrooms in China and internationally. In my DPhil, I will explore the classroom interactions, teachers and students perceptions on teaching and learning processes in secondary classrooms, and their language challenges and copying strategies." - Jack Pun, DPhil Education and 2013-16 Swire Scholar.

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are permanent residents of JapanChina or Hong Kong and have completed the majority of their formal education in their country of permanent residency.

The scholarships will be awarded primarily on academic merit, although financial need may be taken into account.

Scholars must intend to return to their country of permanent residency after completing their course of study. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue a career in government, business, academia or a recognised profession.

Applicants must apply for admission to a full-time graduate course of study that is offered by St Antony's College to start in 2018/19 except those listed below. St Antony's College accepts students in a wide range of subjects in the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions but not in courses in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences or Medical Sciences Divisions. Our graduate courses page gives a list of the subjects we accept.

Please note that applicants for part-time courses, or applicants for the MBA (Master of Business Administration) or the MPP (Master of Public Policy) are not eligible to apply. 

Applicants must meet the requirements for entry to their course, including English language requirements. See the University's course guide for more information.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs of £17,442 per year (2017/18 rate).

Economy airfares to and from London are provided at the beginning and end of the scholarship.

The award is made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If a 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 this scholarship, candidates must submit their application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018 depending on the programme applied to - check the University's guidance on application deadlines) and must have secured a place on their chosen programme of study by the competition deadline (16 March 2018).

It is helpful if candidates select St Antony's College in the 'College choice' section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.

Candidates must also complete an online Swire Scholarships application form, available here. The deadline for submission of the online form is 5pm (UK time) on 16 March 2018.

Please note that incomplete and ineligible applications will not be considered for the Swire Scholarships.     

How will I know if I have been successful?

Following a meeting of the Swire selection committee at St Antony’s College, all nominations are reviewed by the Swire Charitable Trust.  Successful candidates will be notified by the end of May 2018. Applicants who have not received the offer of an award by the end of May 2018 should assume that they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Further information

Questions about this scholarship not answered above should be emailed to the Deputy Registrar.