In 2023 alone, 35 students who had undertaken their first degrees at a university in a Development Assistance Country (DAC), as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, had been offered places on one-year (MSc) Master’s courses at the College. They were, however, unable to take up those places due to a lack of funding.
A door that those students had, against the odds, opened by their own merit, had been closed - for purely financial reasons - before they could go through it.
It is not the first year that this has happened and we know that it also applies to students doing two-year (MPhil) and even doctoral (DPhil) programmes.
St Antony’s aim is to be accessible to the best students from across the world, regardless of their financial situation. Therefore, the Governing Body has decided to make raising funds for those students who did their undergraduate degree in a DAC country the number one priority for the College.