Swire and Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Scholarship

Swire and Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Scholarship

St Antony’s College, in partnership with the Oxford & Cambridge Society Kenya and the Swire Charitable Trust, offers a scholarship for a student who is a Kenyan citizen to study for a one-year Master’s degree in the academic year 2023-24 at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. The scholarship will be for a value of up to £40k. 

The Oxford and Kenya Society of Kenya established a formal framework to channel the social and charitable activities of the Society and under the guidance of Edward Brandis Denham, the idea of a Scholarship Scheme was conceived. The Society has come a long way since, while the Scholarship Scheme remains our primary objective, its purpose has transitioned from providing partial undergraduate assistance to two fully funded post-graduate scholarships, one at either university.

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.

St Antony’s College, in partnership with the Oxford & Cambridge Society Kenya and the Swire Charitable Trust, offers a scholarship for a student who is a Kenyan citizen to study for a one-year Master’s degree in the academic year 2023-24 at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. The scholarship will be for a value of up to £40k. 

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are Kenyan residents

Applicants must apply for admission to a full-time graduate course of study that is offered by St Antony's College to start in 2023/24. St Antony's College accepts students in a wide range of subjects in Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. A complete list can be found here.

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

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?

The award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course and has a value of £40k. 

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 appropriate January deadline for their course and must have secured a place on their chosen programme of study by the application deadline (1st March 2023).

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.

The deadline for the submission of the form is 5pm (UK time) on 1st March 2023.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Following a meeting of the scholarship selection committee at St Antony's College, all nominations are reviewed by the Oxford & Cambridge Society Kenya and the Swire Charitable Trust. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of May 2023. Applicants who have not received the offer of an award by the end of May 2023 should assume that they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Further information

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