Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships

Offered in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations and the University of Oxford, these scholarships enable students of outstanding academic merit to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Oxford in subjects relevant to the needs of their countries.

Scholarships are open to eligible applicants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia.

  • Selected one year taught master's courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions (the list of eligible courses is available for download below).
  • Any scholarship awards are conditional upon you being offered a place to study at Oxford, and meeting all the conditions of that offer (e.g. obtaining the required score in English language proficiency).
  • Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship. The minimum requirement for study on the eligible courses at Oxford is IELTS 7.5 (with minimum 7.0 in each component) or TOEFL - 630 (minimum Test of Written English score - 5) or Computer based TOEFL - 267 (minimum essay writing score - 5) or Internet based TOEFL – 109 or Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English - B. Local representatives of Open Society Foundations will arrange tests for short-listed candidates after the interviews, if applicants have not already successfully taken a test in the 2 years prior to the interview.
  • All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September.
  • Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia. Applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident.
  • Applicants should be planning to return to their home country at the end of the period of study.
  • Applicants should have a proven track record of success or excellence in their professional life distinguishing them from their peers and contemporaries and clear commitment to open society goals.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in Western universities.
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