Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

Scholarship Summary
|Level: Postgraduate, Masters |Institution(s): University of Oxford, UK
|Location: UK, |Field(s): Any
|Target: All |Deadline(s): 6 or 20 January (for 2017)

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. There is a list of courses offered at the university which are eligible for sponsorship. To see the list, visit the scholarship link. Applicants must select from this list. In addition, the scholarship is aimed at Students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme targets future leaders who are pursuing careers which focus on improving food security and sustainability. Other fields of study may include: development areas, health care, environmental and water management, politics and/or law, economic, public and foreign policy.


To be eligible for the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships, you must:

  • be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford.
  • be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see the official website for the complete list).
  • be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.
  • be able to demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through your chosen field of work.
  • be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives.

How to Apply for the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships

Select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form.

Complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire (see Related documents on this page) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

Submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (6 or 20 January 2017). See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course.

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April 2017.

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website.


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