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 The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme:


 18 December 2009 | visits 854

Call for Applications, the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Post-Graduate Study and Leadership Training at Oxford University.

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme is expected to support up to 40 Scholars in the 2010-2011 academic year. This Programme, launched in May 2007, offers outstanding postgraduate students and young professionals, primarily from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, support for graduate studies at Oxford University complemented by a comprehensive leadership development programme.

In seeking to cultivate leaders of the future, the Programme selects students and young professional with clear leadership potential, and a demonstrated commitment to contributing to public life. 
It offers them the unique opportunity to:

* Pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford with no restriction as to the chosen academic field; and
* Participate in a comprehensive leadership programme providing them with:
- The knowledge and skills needed to contribute to public life in,
and play a transformational role in the development of, their
countries and regions of origin;
- Lasting professional networks across cultures and continents to be
drawn on throughout their post-university careers.

We are asking friends and colleagues around the world to circulate the attached information through relevant networks in order to increase awareness of the scheme and widen the pool of eligible candidates for the next academic year.

As with other scholarships, candidates need to apply through the official University of Oxford application process by mid January, 2010. Application documents for the 2010-11 academic year are available on the Oxford University website. Interested candidates must
be accepted by Oxford before being considered for a Weidenfeld Scholarship. Please note that applications to the Scholarship are submitted through the Oxford University application form.
Further information about the programme is available or on the Institute for
Strategic Dialogue website

Should you require any further information about the Weidenfeld Scholarships and L eadership Programme, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Fraser, the Weidenfeld Scholarships Programme Associate, at vfraser(at) or by telephone at +44 207 493 9333.

The professional relationships fostered at Oxford, combined with our leadership programme, is paving the way for the trans-cultural, trans-continental and thus sustainable networks of leaders of our future. We would be most grateful for your assistance in raising awareness of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme by circulating this information to relevant universities, networks of students, educational advising centres in your country, and appropriate professional networks.


Scholarship Profiles


The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme


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

Other criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.

Level of study

Graduate full-time students


All subjects


Full course duration

Type of student

Students starting a new course. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already a Weidenfeld Scholar.


All university and college fees plus a full grant for living costs (£13,500 in 2009/10)


Approximately 25-30 (of whom 4 will be US candidates)

Application procedure     

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.


Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire for entry to Oxford in 2010/11

Closing date

Application Deadline 2 (8 January 2010 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy students; 22 January 2010 for all other subjects)


We will post a notice on this website when the results of the scholarship are known.

We regret that, due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on their interviews or applications.

Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in May 2010. A notice will appear on this webpage when final decisions have been. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, your application has been unsuccessful.

Other information

The 2008/09 cohort includes 30 scholars from 22 countries.

The Weidenfeld Leadership Programme includes a Leadership and Public Policy off-site retreat with seminars and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development; a Speakers' Series at Oxford organised by the scholars focusing on relevant issues; a European Study Tour; engagement in the Institute's projects and conferences; communications courses; and long-term mentoring.

About the donor

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue is a London-based policy organisation working with leaders in business, politics, and the media to bridge international and inter-communal divides and to enhance Europe's capacity to act coherently in the global arena. The ISD runs a series of policy projects which address long-term social and political challenges and foster Europe's relations both with its near neighbours, and with Russia, the US and the Middle East. (

The Weidenfeld-Arcadia Scheme

The Arcadia Fund supports five US Weidenfeld Scholars per annum. The inclusion of US scholars, selected primarily from the ranks of early to mid-career professionals, looks to fulfil the Programme's objective of fostering a genuinely transatlantic community.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scheme

The Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss-based grant-making institution, supports Weidenfeld Scholars from the target regions with a focus on environmental and development studies.

Last updated

16.11.09 MP

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