Since 2011, St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the international integrated energy companyEni, has offered students from selected African countries the opportunity to study for a fully funded Master’s degree.
This will allow St Antony’s to admit some of the best African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.
For the 2017/18 academic session, students from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) have the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree.
The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville).
Preference will be given to applicants whose first degree is from an African university.
To receive the Scholarship, candidates must satisfy any academic conditions placed by the University on their offers of admission, including providing evidence of their linguistic competence if English is not their first language.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.
Consideration will be given to qualified students who can demonstrate that they do not otherwise have the financial means to continue their studies at Oxford.
Citizens of Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Congo-Brazzaville
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Applicants may be from any African university in the eligible African countries
Fields of study
St Antony’s College specializes in international relations, politics, economics, history and anthropology. Eni Scholars will be drawn from a pool of applicants holding conditional offers of admission to the following one or two year taught Master’s programmes:
1 year Master’s courses
- MSc African Studies
- MSc Economics & Social History
- MSc Economics for Development
- MSc Global Governance & Diplomacy
2 year Master’s courses(NOT eligible for 2017/18 session)
- MPhil Development Studies
- MPhil Economic & Social History
- MPhil Economics
- MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies
- MPhil International Relations
3 year Doctoral course(NOT eligible for 2017/18 session)
- DPhil International Development
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.
Number of awards
Up to three grants will be awarded
The whole duration of the program – 1, 2 or 3 years. Continued funding of any course supported by an Eni Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress and appropriate personal conduct.
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 upon satisfactory academic progress.
100% (fully-funded) of university and college fees, and an annual grant for living costs (the rate was £14,057 for 12 month courses and £10,722 for 9 month courses in 2015/16). The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.
The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.
St Antony’s and Eni are equally keen to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to continue their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford. Discussions about this are on-going and scholars will be informed of relevant contacts and partnerships as they emerge.
Method of Application
In order to be considered for this scholarship:
1). Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses:
- you must submit your application for graduate study by the announced deadline (see below) and
- you must have secured a conditional or unconditional place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (17 March 2017). It would help if you select St Antony’s College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
2). Once you have applied to the University, you must complete the online Eni scholarship application form and submit before the deadline below.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply for this scholarship award.
Deadline for submission of graduate course application to the University of Oxford is 6 or 20 January 2017 (depending on your course); while deadline for submission of the online Eni scholarship application is 12 noon, UK time on Friday, Friday 17 March 2017.
Scholarship decisions is expected to be communicated by email to successful candidates by the end of May 2017. If you have not been contacted by then, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
St Antony’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1950 as the result of the gift of French merchant Sir Antonin Besse of Aden, St Antony’s is one of the most cosmopolitan of the University of Oxford’s colleges and is considered to be a centre of excellence for study and research in the fields of international relations, economics, politics, and area studies.
Application Deadline: 6/20 January / 17 March 2017
Open to International students: No (ONLY selected African countries)