St Hilda’s College is among the participating colleges in Oxford University’s Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees

6th May 2022

St Hilda’s is delighted to be one of the members of the collegiate university that will partner with the University of Oxford in the fully-funded scholarship scheme for graduate students from Ukraine. The College will offer one of these 20 scholarships.

The University and its colleges are launching this graduate scholarship scheme offering targeted support to refugees from Ukraine for the 2022-23 academic year. Building on Oxford’s long-standing tradition of support for refugees, such as the existing Oxford Refugee Scheme, the new scholarships extend the University’s commitment to refugee scholars and other forced migrants globally.

The Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees has been set up with the aim of providing further academic training for well-qualified graduates from Ukraine whose lives have been badly impacted by war and enable these refugee scholars to better contribute to the reconstruction of their country.

Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded to graduates who are ordinarily resident in Ukraine, for admission onto a postgraduate taught course (Masters). Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for full-time, one-year courses in a broad range of subjects. The recruitment deadline for scholars is 20 June 2022.

Scholars will receive a package of financial and welfare assistance from both the University and the participating colleges throughout their time at Oxford.

The scholarships are co-funded by the University and participating colleges. The course fees as well as the graduate application fee will be waived. Each scholar will be given free accommodation and meals within their college, and a grant of £7,500 to support their study and living costs.

The Oxford Refugee Studies Centre will also act as a hub for the scholars, offering access to a programme of seminars and events, and mentorship.

We are looking forward greatly to working on this scholarship scheme.

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: ‘Like others, we have been horrified by the suffering and destruction caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our community is united in our desire to do something to help. These scholarships represent our effort to provide an opportunity to students and academics whose scholarship has been disrupted by the war. We look forward to welcoming colleagues from Ukraine into the University of Oxford.’

Professor Dame Sarah Springman, Principal of St Hilda’s College, said: ‘St Hilda’s is deeply committed to offering an opportunity to a young scholar from Ukraine to join our community to study on one of the University of Oxford’s taught postgraduate courses. Not only will we welcome this student to the College most warmly, we will support them and do our best to help them to obtain the greatest possible benefit from their time here, against the backdrop of the terrible war in this country. We want to do what we can, now and in the future, to help, and in this instance to give a scholar the opportunity to move forward with their studies and their life.'

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Find out more about the University’s response to the invasion of Ukraine.