Oxford University Launches Scholarships For Ukrainian Refugees
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Oxford University Launches Scholarships For Ukrainian Refugees

The University of Oxford has launched a graduate scholarship scheme to offer support for refugees from Ukraine.

The scheme was set up with the aim of providing further academic training for well-qualified graduates from Ukraine. Up to 20 scholarships will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year and applicants will have the opportunity to apply for full-time, one-year courses in a variety of subjects. 

Oxford Playing A Part

Professor Lionel Tarassenko, the President of Reuben College, said that he was ‘horrified’ when the conflict started, and began to think about how best to help the people of Ukraine. Tarassenko had ‘no doubt’ that Oxford ‘could play its part in supporting students fleeing from the conflict.’

‘The University offers a fantastic range of high-quality Masters courses. As the former Head of a large University Department and now the President of Oxford’s newest college, I was able, with the support of senior colleagues in the University and its colleges, to devise a graduate scholarship scheme for Ukraine refugees,’ he continued on.

‘I am thrilled that this scheme should now enable Oxford to welcome 20 refugee scholars starting one-year Masters courses at the beginning of next academic year.’

Fees And Accommodation

As well as a full waiver of course fees and the graduate application fee, scholars will be given free accommodation and meals within their college, and a grant of £7,500. The scholarships are co-funded by the University and participating colleges. 

Applications to the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees will close at 12pm (UK time) on Monday, June 20. Your application may contain a choice of up to two choices, and you will not be charged an application fee. Additionally, you must upload a separate Scholarship Eligibility Form with your application.

Principal of Somerville College and Chair of Oxford University’s Conference of Colleges, Baroness Jan Royall, said: ‘The war in Ukraine continues to cause immense suffering and long-term repercussions for those affected.

‘It has been inspiring to see the speed and unanimity with which the colleges have rallied to support this important new programme. In time, there will be more for us to do in order to lessen the impact of this terrible war – but this scheme will give Ukrainian students a chance to rebuild their lives now, which is invaluable.’

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