The University of Oxford welcomes candidates from low-income nations to apply for the 2021/22 Felix Scholarships for developing nations for graduate education at Oxford. Up to five scholarship awards are obtainable each year, and one of them is available to students from low-income nations outside of India while the rest are for Indian candidates.
The Felix Scholarships allows exceptional candidates from India to seek graduate education in any program at the University of Oxford, the University of London (SOAS) and the University of Reading. Felix has been assisting students at Oxford as far back as 1991. The scholarship awards are run by the three partner universities, with the assistance of the Felix Trustees. Please check the Felix Scholarships website for additional details.
The Felix Scholarships at University of Oxford will provide 100% of course fees, a grant for living expenses (about £15,840) and one return flight from India to the United Kingdom. Scholarship awards are granted for the full length of the candidate’s fee liability for the agreed program.
At University of Oxford, one scholarship award is also granted every year to a non-Indian candidate who is normally living in a low income nation outside India. For additional details about the non-Indian scholarship award, see the Eligibility section on this page.
Worth of Scholarships
- 100% of university and college fees, a stipend for living costs, and a return flight ticket at the beginning and conclusion of your program
- Scholarship awards are made for the full length of a candidate’s fee liability for the agreed program. If your scholarship award is offered for a program lasting for over one year, the extension of your scholarship every year is subject to a yearly renewal process on the basis of satisfactory academic progress.
Eligibility for Felix Scholarships at University of Oxford
- You are required to be applying to commence a new, full-time master’s program or full-time DPhil program at Oxford.
- You should not have in the past studied a program at the same level as the program to which you are applying (ie if you prior to now have a master’s degree, you will not be given consideration for this scholarship award if you are applying for another master’s program).
- You have to be unable to take up your place at Oxford without financial aid.
Indian scholarship award — these additional eligibility conditions apply:
- You have to be a citizen of and ordinarily resident in India;
- You are required to possess a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree from an Indian university;
- You should not possess a degree from a university outside of India (this condition does not apply to study undertaken whilst being a beneficiary of a Felix Scholarship award); and
- You are required to return to India after finishing your program.
Non-Indian scholarship award — the following additional eligibility conditions apply:
One scholarship award is granted every year to a non-Indian candidate who is a citizen of and ordinarily resident in a nation (outside of India) which classified by the World Bank as being a low income nation. For a list of eligible nations, please check the World Bank website. Furthermore, for the non-Indian scholarship award, the following eligibility conditions apply:
- You must possess a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree qualification;
- You should not already have a degree from a university outside of your home nation (this condition does not apply to study undertaken whilst being a beneficiary of a Felix Scholarship award); and
- You are required to return to your home nation after finishing your program.
How to Apply for Felix Scholarships at University of Oxford
- Please submit your application by the applicable January deadlines and your nation of citizenship and residence will be used to give you automatic consideration for the scholarship award.
- Applications with a pending admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-assessed against the later March closing date field, are not qualified for scholarship award consideration.
The closing date for Felix Scholarships at University of Oxford is on the basis of the program deadline you are applying to, usually the closing date is in January 2021.
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