University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring, and networking.

The programme is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, a charitable trust bringing together and developing the inspiring educational work founded by Lord Weidenfeld. Since its foundation in 2007, over 175 scholars have taken part in the programme. They are an increasingly diverse group, originating from 57 countries and studying across 30 different academic departments. A close-knit group of scholars, the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust cohort of scholars are not only academic peers, but a constant source of friendship and support to their fellow scholars.

Chevening and the University of Oxford

'By partnering with Chevening, the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust can reach an even wider pool of applicants from around the world. In the past, partnerships with Chevening have helped the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust help more scholars from around the world benefit from a world-class education at Oxford as well as the WHT’s own extensive Leadership Programme.'

Who does the University of Oxford support?

The University of Oxford welcomes applications from all Chevening eligible countries in any subject, and generously co-funds a number of Chevening Awards.

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Oxford must select the university as their top preference.

Scholar testimonial

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Programme is a unique intellectual hub. It is a one-of-a-kind network for people who are committed to the welfare not only of their countries but also the well-being of humanity as a whole. The programme is about acting, taking concrete steps, giving back to society, and making real change in the world.

Kateryna Melnik
Ukraine, Magister Juris (2014), Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholar


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