The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional student actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in how the needs of these communities may be met through public policy work. Further, the Foundation wishes to support students who would like to pursue a career in public policy not just to benefit Muslim communities, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.
The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total. The range of courses to be supported covers: theology, philosophy, politics, economics, history, education, public health, urban policy, fine arts, and area and development studies (for a full list of courses please see below).
The selected individual will be provided a personal mentor to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related or research organisation and a statutory sector agency respectively, to enable them to develop their skills and insights with regards to policy work from ‘both ends of the telescope’, the community and policy-making ends. These combined elements will ensure an excellent grounding for the policy and bridge building work expected to follow after the scholarship experience.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for this scholarship, please:
Choose the course you wish to study from the list below. Please also refer to the list of courses available at the University of Oxford HERE.
A statement of no more than 1,000 words setting out how you meet the criteria above – particularly with regards to your community engagement and involvement, addressing also how you hope to use this scholarship for your future work.
A tailored CV detailing your qualifications and work history (no longer than 2 pages).
A short covering letter setting out which course you are intending to apply for, and if relevant, the focus/specialism of the course.
A copy of your University application (referred to at Step 2 – it is possible to download this once completed).
to The Admissions Office, Regent’s Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford, OX1 2LB; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 6 April 2017.
If called, please attend the interview with the College and the Foundation. Travel expenses will be reimbursed on production of receipts. Interviews will be held around the middle of May 2017 and a decision made by the end of May 2017.
Please note that we will only contact you if you have been successful for short-listing. If you do not hear from us then please assume that in this instance your application has not been successful.
Applicants can apply for the courses below to be covered by the Scholarship: