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2016 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in UK

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About the 2016 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in UK:

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in UK.

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on developing countries in the above-mentioned regions.

One of the Foundation’s goals is to address the challenge facing humanity to double global food production in a sustainable way in order to feed a rapidly growing population.

This scholarship forms part of the wider Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme, managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

For more information, including details of the leadership programme, please see the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme web page.\

Criteria for Eligibility:

You must be applying to start one of the following courses:

MSc in African StudiesMSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy EvaluationMSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science
MSc in Applied StatisticsMSc in Financial EconomicsMPhil in Modern South Asian Studies
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)MPhil in Geography and the EnvironmentMSt Modern South Asian Studies
MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and ManagementMSc in Global Governance and DiplomacyMSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
MPhil in Comparative Social PolicyMSc in Global Health ScienceMPhil in Politics (Comparative Government)
MSc in Comparative Social PolicyMSc in International Health and Tropical MedicineMPhil in Politics (Political Theory)
MSc in Computer ScienceMPhil in International RelationsMSc in Politics Research
MSc in Contemporary Chinese StudiesMPhil in Latin American StudiesMaster of Public Policy (MPP)
MSc in Contemporary IndiaMSc in Latin American StudiesMSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
MPhil in Development StudiesMSc in Law and FinanceMSc in Social Science of the Internet
MPhil in EconomicsMagister Juris (MJur)MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
MSc in Economics for DevelopmentMSc in Mathematical and Computational FinanceMPhil in Traditional East Asia
MSc in Environmental Change and ManagementMSc in Mathematical FinanceMSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy EvaluationMSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

You must also be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries:

AfghanistanFrench GuianaPakistan
AngolaGambia, ThePeru
BeninGuinea-BissauSão Tomé and Príncipe
BotswanaIndonesiaSierra Leone
Burkina FasoKenyaSouth Africa
BurundiKorea (North)South Sudan
CambodiaKorea (South)Sri Lanka
CameroonLao PDRSudan
Cape VerdeLesothoSuriname
Central African RepublicLiberiaSwaziland
ChadLibyaTaiwan (Republic of China)
China TibetMalaysiaThailand
China, Hong Kong SARMaldivesTimor-Leste (East Timor)
China, Macau SARMaliTogo
Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa)MexicoUruguay
Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville)MongoliaVenezuela
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)MoroccoVietnam
DjiboutiMozambiqueWestern Sahara
EcuadorMyanmar (Burma)Yemen
Equatorial GuineaNepalZimbabwe

You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld scholars.

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers with a focus on improving food security and sustainability.

Successful applicants must demonstrate that, following their academic studies at Oxford, they are committed to serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.

You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

This scholarship seeks to support individuals who, following completion of their supported studies, will go on to actively engage in the chosen fields listed above.

The above qualities will be assessed during the selection process, including using your graduate application form, your Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and (if relevant) your interview.

Fields of Study:

Full-time graduate degrees in various fields of study.

Number of Scholarships:

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 or 22 January 2016). See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire (see Related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary residence sections of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

If you hold a deferred offer to start in 2016-17 and wish to be considered for this scholarship, you must contact us and submit a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire (see Related documents on this page) by 22 January 2016.

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April 2016.

Deadline for Application

8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course.

Scholarship Outcomes

Decisions are expected to be made around May 2016.  If you have not heard from us by the time this page is updated to say that successful applicants have been notified, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

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