Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Leadership and Scholarships Programme

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Leadership and Scholarships Programme

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Leadership and Scholarships Programme is an education assistance scheme established in 2015. It was established with generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. An additional donation of £9m was later pledged by Chairman André Hoffmann to Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust in June 2017. This Programme supports outstanding students from across Africa, Asia and South American countries to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University. It is managed by Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

The scholarship is sponsored with 40% contribution from the University and  60% from generous donations provided by supporters of Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, including Fondation Hoffmann. The Hoffmann Foundation is a Swiss-based grant making institution supporting the emergence and expansion of concrete projects channeled towards addressing global societal problems.

Host institution

This scholarship is hosted by University of Oxford.

Level and Fields of study

The scholarship is available in all the graduate courses listed below:

  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MJur Magister Juris
  • MPP Master of Public Administration and Policy
  • MSc Advanced Computer Science
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MPhil in Development Studies
  • BCL Bachelor of Civil Law
  • MSt Diplomatic Studies
  • MSc Economics for Development
  • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc Energy Systems
  • MSc Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
  • MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSt Islamic Studies and History
  • MSt Jewish Studies
  • MSt Korean Studies
  • MSc Latin American Studies
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • MSc Migration Studies
  • MSc Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • MSc Modern South Asian Studies
  • MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • MSc Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment.

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Target group

The scholarship is for qualified candidates from the following eligible countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, China Tibet, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macau SAR, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western, Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value and inclusions

As a candidate for this scholarship, you are to be awarded with 100% of the University fees and a grant for living costs of at least £15,609. The wards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


You should be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford University (the courses are listed above). You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries listed above. You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence upon completion of your course.

Successful applicants must prove that they are interested in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should also be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives by explaining how your professional work can contribute to the improvement of public life in your country of origin and the world at large.

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Application instructions

For you to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and then submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline for your course. See the A-Z courses listing page for the deadline applicable to your course. Make sure you also complete your Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships Statement and upload it together with your graduate application form in correct details, by the deadline.

Visit Scholarship Official Website for more information about the Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Leadership and Scholarships Programme: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/weidenfeld-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme

Visit also Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust official website: https://www.whtrust.org/



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