Swire / Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Scholarships

Swire / Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Scholarships

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the Swire Charitable Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, is offering one scholarship a year for entry between 2017/18 and 2018/19 to a student from Kenya reading for one year Master's degree.

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.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya was founded in the 1920s, and since then has represented alumni of both universities in Kenya. It has about 200 members, and has long supported Kenyan students on courses in Oxford and Cambridge.

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are citizens of Kenya and who have applied for a full-time one year Master's degree in any subject offered at St Antony's College

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential as well as financial need. Scholars should intend to return to Kenya after completing their Master's degree, and preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit Kenya.

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

What does it cover?

The total value of the scholarship is £30,000 which for most courses will cover University and College fees and a contribution towards living costs.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018 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 (16 March 2018).

All eligible applications will be considered and there is no separate application process for this scholarship. 

How will I know if I have been successful?

We hope to notify successful candidates by July 2018. 

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email the Senior Registry Administrator.