How to Apply for Reach Oxford Scholarship
Written by Alex Barry
Published on 11/25/2019 7:35:10 PM
A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.
Who is eligible?
According to the Oxford University's Reach Oxford Scholarship Board, applicants must be nationals of countries who receive official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Countries eligible for the scholarship
Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Rep.; Chad; China; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Côte d’Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Dem. People's Rep.; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Rep.; Laos; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia, Federated States; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Niue; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Saint Helena; Samoa; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Sudan; Suriname; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Wallis and Futuna; West Bank and Gaza Strip; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
This scheme is only suitable for candidates who have received an offer and who are of the highest academic ability. Financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.
Duration of Scholarship
3 or 4 years depending on course length.
How to apply?
You must make an application to the University of Oxford for an undergraduate course through UCAS by 15 October 2019, and be successful in gaining a place.
Details on how to apply for a scholarship for 2020 entry will be made available on this page in January 2020.
For 2020 entry applicants who apply by the 12 February 2020 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2020.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2020.
1- Scholars will be expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
2- Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
3- Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.
LEVEL OF STUDY
Archaeology and Anthropology
Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Classics and English
Classics and Modern Languages
Classics and Oriental Studies
Computer Science and Philosophy
Earth Sciences (Geology)
Economics and Management
English Language and Literature
English and Modern Languages
European and Middle Eastern Languages
History (Ancient and Modern)
History and Economics
History and English
History and Modern Languages
History and Politics
History of Art
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Philosophy
Mathematics and Statistics
Medicine (graduate entry)
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Philosophy and Modern Languages
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Philosophy and Theology
Physics and Philosophy
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
Religion and Oriental Studies
Theology and Religion
The scholarship covers the student's course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year
Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford. The University is not responsible for the content of external sites advertising the scheme and would encourage applicants to read the following details to check their eligibility.