UK: Fully-Funded Rhodes Scholarships (university of Oxford) for West Africans, 2020

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Begin your journey for a higher degree with the Fully-funded Rhodes Scholarships. The Rhodes Trust is inviting West African applicants who wish to pursue their higher studies at the University of Oxford.
The goal of these fully-funded educational awards is to help West African students in their master’s studies in the United Kingdom.

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Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: University of Oxford
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019 Level of Study: Postgraduate

Institution

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford towns folk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two ancient universities are frequently jointly called Oxbridge. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
The university is made up of 39 constituent colleges, and a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions. All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities.It does not have a main campus, and its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre. Undergraduate teaching at Oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments; some postgraduate teaching includes tutorials organised by faculties and departments. It operates the world’s oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world[18] and the largest academic library system nationwide

Sponsor

The Rhodes Trust is a global organization and they use their deep connections across the world to bring together people of different backgrounds and viewpoints.

At Oxford, the participants will have everything they need to build a bright future whether it’s teaching excellence, academic facilities for good guidance

Scholarship Benefits

The award will be fully-funded for the duration of the postgraduate degree course.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible Countries: Candidates from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo are eligible.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: They can pursue their postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford.
  • Admissible Criteria: Must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 26th birthday on 1 October 2020 and ready to give the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford.

How to Apply:

  • If you are interested in this program, then you must have to take admission in a postgraduate degree program at the university. Once have you completed your admission, you can complete the online application process for the grant.
  • Supporting Documents: Participants have to submit a certified copy of their certificate, a national identity card, and a valid passport, an official transcript from the college or university with the evidence of residency within the region for at least five of the last ten years.

Additional Information

  • Admission Requirements: Successful candidates should have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with the highest classification your University awards, e.g. First Class Honours, or a Distinction in the case of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy courses.
  • Language Requirement: Along with the above requirement, you need to demonstrate your English language ability through the TOEFL or IELTS test.

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