Applications are invited for Fully funded Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCIS) (Last Date to Apply January 2021) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
These Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCIS) have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue the study of benefit to the Muslim world.
The Oxford Center for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Center of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford, it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by an international network of academic contacts.
OCIS Scholarship Benefits:
The Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £15,009). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. Awards may be offered in conjunction with other sources of funding, although this will be taken into account when determining the value of the award.
Number of Scholarships
Up to five scholarships each year are available for undergraduate students from Muslim communities in Britain. A further five scholarships are available for postgraduate students for UK students from Muslim communities and from specified countries in Asia or Africa.
Here are the list of Countries eligible to apply for Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCIS) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
Applicants must be applying to start a new full-time Master’s or DPhil course at Oxford under Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships.
You must be either:
- ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from a Muslim community (with preference given to those from a financially disadvantaged household), or
- a national of, and ordinarily resident in, one of the eligible countries in Asia and Africa
You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
You should be intending to undertake study in a field derived from or of relevance to the Islamic tradition, or which is of relevance and/or benefit to the Muslim world.
In order to be considered for Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships, you must complete the following steps:
- tick the box for the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form;
- submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline. See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course; and
- complete an Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships Supporting Statement (see related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline.
- Scholarship Title: Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Scholarships
- Institute Name: University of Oxford
- Degree/Course: Master’s and DPhil courses
- Country: United Kingdom
- Last Date: January 2021