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2016/2017 African Humanities Research Fund For African Students

About the 2016/2017 African Humanities Research Fund

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016/2017 African Humanities Research Fund For African Students who wish to pursue their academic careers in the UK.

Scholarship Name:

ORISHA DPhil Scholarship (African Humanities Research Fund)

Brief description:

The African Studies Committee offers ORISHA DPhil Scholarships in Humanities for Africans Students who will be registered as Graduate Students of the Oxford University in Africa 2016-2017

Eligible Courses:

Students may be registered in any of the following disciplines: African Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, History, Human Geography, Literature, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies. Proposals must include a major focus on Africa.

About Scholarship

The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for research in the Humanities in Africa from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University

University of OxfordEligibility

Students from African countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the scholarship may be new candidates for admission to the University, or already registered as graduate students.

The scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has been accepted for study at the University.

Number of Scholarships

Not Specified

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship will cover college and university fees and a maintenance allowance.

Sponsorship Duration

The award is available for three-year doctoral degrees. Renewal for two and three year periods is subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligible Countries:

African students

To be taken at:

University of Oxford

Application Deadline:

January each year

Offered annually?


How to Apply

Those applying to the University for the first time should ensure that their application for entry is made before the second application deadline.

The scholarship alternates between St Cross and St Antony’s College. New and continuing students should name St Antony’s College as their college of first choice on their University and scholarship application form.

Please email a cover letter clearly stating the Department you have applied.

Visit Official Scholarship Website for more details


The African Studies Committee

Important Notes:

The University of Oxford academic admissions procedure is separate from that for this scholarship.

This email should be received by the  Administrator, African Studies Centre, African.Studies@africa.ox.ac.uk by the deadline.

Note: The African Studies Centre will not be offering the ORISHA DPhil Scholarship again until the 2016/2017 academic year.

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