Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme


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.


You must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.

Please review the information below to see the complete list of eligible courses.  You must also be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries listed.

How to apply

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course.  

You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

We will use the details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form to assess your country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Nationality and Ordinary residence sections of the graduate application form and the advice contained with the Application Guide.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

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/May 2020.

College preference

All graduate students at the University of Oxford benefit from membership not only of their department, but also of one of our multi-disciplinary colleges. Applicants may select a preferred college as part of their application or leave the allocation of a college to the University. The Weidenfeld and Hoffmann scholarships and leadership programme benefit from partnerships with multiple colleges where the college contributes a portion of the scholarship and therefore successful candidates may be transferred to a partner college to in order to take up the scholarship. 

Other Schemes

The Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust has partnership awards with the Louis Dreyfus Foundation and Chevening. Please note that the selection process for these scholarship is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust and their respective partners, and is not managed by the University of Oxford. 

Candidates applying for the Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and leadership programme will automatically be considered for an award with Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld and Hoffmann. This award comes with a work placement with the Louis Dreyfus Foundation to be done after the completion of the Masters programme at Oxford. The selection and interview process is run entirely by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust and the University of Oxford is not involved in the selection process. For more information please visit the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust website or contact info@whtrust.org

Applications for the Chevening-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships must be made via the Chevening website. To be considered as an award recipient, applicants must list the University of Oxford as their first preference university choice. Chevening-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Chevening Scholarship.

Source: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/weidenfeld-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme#