Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme -University of Oxford

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme -University of Oxford

Deadline: January 8 & 22, 2015

University of Oxford invites applications for Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme. This Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on developing countries in the above-mentioned regions.

One of the Foundation’s goals is to address the challenge facing humanity to double global food production in a sustainable way in order to feed a rapidly growing population.


  • This is open to students from the following countries:
    Afghanistan, FrenchGuiana, Pakistan, Algeria, Gabon, Paraguay, Angola, Gambia, The Peru, Argentina, Ghana, Philippines, Bangladesh, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Bhutan, Guyana, Senegal, Bolivia, India, Seychelles, Botswana, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Iraq, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, Burundi, Korea (North), South Sudan, Cambodia, Korea (South), Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sudan, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Suriname, Central African Republic, Liberia, Swaziland, Chad, Libya, Taiwan (Republic of China), Chile, Madagascar, Tajikistan, China, Malawi, Tanzania, China, Tibet, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, SAR, Maldives, Timor-Leste (East Timor), China, Macau SAR, Mali, Togo, Colombia, Mauritania, Tunisia, Comoros, Mauritius, Uganda, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa), Mexico, Uruguay, Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville), Mongolia, Venezuela, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Morocco, Vietnam, Djibouti, Mozambique, Western Sahara, Ecuador, Myanmar (Burma), Yemen, Egypt, Namibia, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Niger, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
  • Scholarships are awarded to study one of the following courses:
    MSc in African Studies, MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, MSc in Applied Statistics, MSc in Financial Economics, MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), MPhil in Geography and the Environment, MSt Modern South Asian Studies, MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, MPhil in Comparative Social Policy, MSc in Global Health Science, MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), MSc in Comparative Social Policy, MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine, MPhil in Politics (Political Theory), MSc in Computer Science, MPhil in International Relations, MSc in Politics Research, MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, MPhil in Latin American Studies, Master of Public Policy (MPP), MSc in Contemporary India; MSc in Latin American Studies, MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, MPhil in Development Studies, MSc in Law and Finance, MSc in Social Science of the Internet, MPhil in Economics, Magister Juris (MJur), MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, MSc in Economics for Development, MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance, MPhil in Traditional East Asia, MSc in Environmental Change and Management, MSc in Mathematical Finance, MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management, MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation and MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing.
  • Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld scholars.
  •  Successful applicants must demonstrate that, following their academic studies at Oxford, they are committed to serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.

Scholarship Awards

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

How to Apply

  • In order 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 submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 or 22 January 2016). See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.
  • You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire , and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

For more information visit Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme.