Launched in 2007, the programme aims to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. It provides outstanding university graduates and young professionals with:
* The opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford
* Scholars also participate in a comprehensive programme of leadership-skills development, long-term mentoring and networking (including communication skills courses, pro-bono projects and involvement in a high-level speaker and seminar series)
The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based policy organisation; for contact details, see below. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Oxford.
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be a national of one of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by ticking the Weidenfeld Scholarship box in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the graduate application form.
You must also complete and upload together with your graduate application form a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire. These can be downloaded from this webpage (see 'Downloads' section).
Failure to apply in full by the deadline will mean that you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected 'Weidenfeld' on the Graduate Application Form.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in late April 2010.
For more information please visit this page http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding/scholarship_profiles/weidenfeld.shtml