The University of Oxford invites students from low-income countries to apply for the 2021/22 Felix Scholarships for developing countries for graduate study at Oxford. Up to five scholarships are available each year, and one of them is open to students from low-income countries outside of India while the rest are for Indian students.
Worth of Scholarships
- 100% of university and college fees, a grant for living expenses, and a return flight at the start and end of your course
- Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
- You must be applying to start a new, full-time master’s course or full-time DPhil course at Oxford.
- You must not have previously studied a course at the same level as the course to which you are applying (ie if you already have a master’s degree, you will not be considered for this scholarship if you are applying for another master’s course).
- You must be unable to take up your place at Oxford without financial assistance.
Indian scholarship — the following additional eligibility criteria apply:
- You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in India;
- You must have a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree from an Indian university;
- You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); and
- You are expected to return to India after completing your studies.
Non-Indian scholarship — the following additional eligibility criteria apply:
One award is made each year to a non-Indian student who is a national of and ordinarily resident in a country (outside of India) which categorized by the World Bank as being low income. For a list of eligible countries, please see the World Bank website via link below.
In addition, for the non-Indian scholarship, the following eligibility criteria apply:
- You should have a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree;
- You must not already hold a degree from a university outside of your home country (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); and
- You are expected to return to your home county after completing your studies.
How to apply
- Please apply by the relevant January deadlines and your country of citizenship and residence will be used to automatically consider you for the scholarship.
- Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
Deadlines: The deadline is based on the course deadline you are applying to, usually the deadline January 22, 2021.