The Felix Scholarship was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK.
The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample. It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities.
Felix scholarships are offered at three universities - the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London. The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and financial need.
The first six scholarships were awarded for the year 1991/1992. The number of scholarships available has now risen to approximately 20 per academic year. A total of 428 scholarships have been awarded since the scheme began, of which 40 have been to students from countries other than India.
Since 2001, Felix scholarships have been awarded to gifted underprivileged students from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Belarus, Peru, Czech Republic, Kenya, Ghana, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Nepal, Hungary and Lebanon.
Who is eligible?
The Scholarships are open to:
Academically gifted and underprivileged nationals of India, who must hold at least a first class Bachelor's degree from a recognised Indian university or a comparable institution; or
Academically gifted and underprivileged individuals who are not nationals of India or an EEA country, who must hold at least a first class Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or a comparable institution and who are recommended by their chosen university.
How to apply
Application Forms : Please click here to download an application form.
Candidates should note that an application can be made to only one institution.
Candidates for the Felix Scholarships at Oxford should not complete the application form. Instead they should check the Felix Scholarship box in the Scholarships section of the University's Application Form for Graduate Study when applying for admission to their course. Candidates elected for interview must also complete a short questionnaire. This will be sent to them when they are short listed for interview.
Graduate Admissions & Funding, University of Oxford, Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JD UK Tel: (0)1865 280487, Fax: (0)1865 270077 Online enquiries: www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/aq Web address: www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding
Please use the following link which provides information on how to apply for the scholarship for Oxford. http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/felix/
Candidates for the Felix Scholarships at Reading and SOAS must complete application forms. The completed application form (together with only the supporting material specifically requested in the application form) should be returned to the address given below for the academic institution in which the candidate wishes to study. There is no need to send additional supporting material with the scholarship application form.
The Graduate School University of Reading Old Whiteknights House Reading RG6 6AH UK Tel: (0)118 378 6169 Fax: (0)118 378 4252 Web address: www.reading.ac.uk/gs-felix.aspx E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships Officer Registry SOAS The University of London Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London WC1H 0XG, UK. Tel: (0)20 7074 5091, Fax: (0)20 7074 5089 Web address: www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships E-mail address: email@example.com
The closing dates for the receipt of Felix Scholarship application forms are as follows:-
Oxford: Appropriate January 2017 deadline of chosen course of study.
Reading: 31st January 2017
SOAS: 31 January 2017
Only those candidates who have been accepted for admission will be considered for short listing. Short listing by all three universities will take place in March 2017 with the short lists available April 2017.
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