Swire Scholarships

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 2024/25.

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.

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are permanent residents of Japan, Chinese mainland or Hong Kong SAR and have completed the majority of their formal education in their country/region 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/region 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 2024/25 except those listed below. St Antony’s College accepts students in a wide range of subjects in Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. The University’s 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), the MFE (MSc in Financial Economics) 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 the course fees, a grant for living costs of £17,442 per year (2024/25 rate).

Economic 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 the scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic process.

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 (check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and must have secured a place on their chosen programme of study by 12th April 2024.

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 the application form which is available at the bottom of this page, except for candidates from Hong Kong, who should visit the Swire website for an application form.

The deadline for the submission of the form is 5pm (UK time) on 4th March 2024.

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 July 2024. If you have not been contacted by then, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email funding@sant.ox.ac.uk

External Links: 

Swire Scholarship Application Form (Japan and China) 2024-25