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OSI/FCO Chevening stipendije za Sveučilište Oxford i Sveučilište York

Deadline: 17.12.2007.

Scholarship administrator: Institut za razvoj obrazovanja
Level: postgraduate, doctoral
Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities
Place of study: United Kingdom


University of Oxford & University of York

The Institute for the Development of Education, Zagreb welcomes applications from citizens of Croatia for the OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships 2008-2009, which are jointly funded by the Open Society Institute and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The scholarships are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in selected fields in the United Kingdom for scholars and young professionals who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries. Applicants must have excellent academic qualifications, a clear and precise proposal describing what they wish to study, and a fluent command of the English language. The scholarships cover all university and college fees, travel to and from the UK, and basic living expenses for a single person.

Within the Scholarship Scheme the following options are available:

Research Scholarships

  • Nine-month Research Scholarships at the University of Oxford (1st October 2008 to 30th June 2009 inclusive) for postgraduate research contributing towards a doctoral degree in the candidate’s home institution. Up to 22 awards are available for all the participating countries. These awards may be held for study in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences. These scholarships do not allow scholars to register for a degree at the University.

Master’s Scholarships

  • OPTION A: One-year Scholarships to read for a Master’s degree. Up to 15 awards are available, and are for study leading to one of the following:

    Ancient Philosophy M.St., Anthropology (Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Material Anthropology or Social Anthropology), Archaeology M.St., Comparative Social Policy M.Sc., Evidence Based Social Work M.Sc., Criminology & Criminal Justice M.Sc., Economic & Social History M.Sc., Economics for Development M.Sc., English M.St., Environmental Studies (Biodiversity, Conservation & Management, Environmental Change and Management or Nature, Society & Environmental Policy M.Sc., Water Science, Policy & Management), European Literature M.St., Forced Migration M.Sc., Global Governance & Diplomacy M.Sc., Greek/Latin Languages & Literature M.St., Late Antique & Byzantine Studies M.St., Linguistics (Applied linguistics & Second Language Acquisition M.S.c. or General Linguistics & Comparative Philology M.St) , Magister Juris (M.Jur.), Modern History M.St., Modern Jewish Studies M.St., Modern Languages M.St., Oriental Studies, Philosophical Theology M.St., Russian & East European Studies M.Sc., Science & Religion M.St., Slavonic Studies M.St., Sociology M.Sc., Theology M.St & Women’s Studies M.St.

    Please note: for this option, applicants must submit two different application forms:
    • One OSI/FCO application form for the Scholarship sent to the local foundation. This must be submitted by 17 December 2007. Late applications will not be considered for the Scholarship. 
    • One university admission application to the University through the Graduate Admissions Office. The final closing date for graduate admissions applications to arrive in Oxford is 18 January 2008, for consideration for this scholarship. All supporting material (e.g. written work, references and transcripts) must arrive by the same date. For further details go to www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp.
  • OPTION B: Twelve-month scholarships to read for an MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) at the University of York (October 2008 to September 2009 inclusive).

Application forms

Application forms for the OSI/FCO Chevening scholarships as well as for the University of Oxford are available below (N.B: there are two different application forms for the Research or the Master’s Scholarships).

For further information and details, please contact the local OSI scholarships administration centre in Croatia:

Institute for the Development of Education
(Institut za razvoj obrazovanja)
Preradovićeva 33/I, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4817195; +385 1 4555151
E-mail: tfarnell@iro.hr

Deadlines and selection process

Completed application forms for both Scholarships must be returned to the Institute for the Development of Education at the address above no later than Monday 17 December 2007.

It is expected that interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in Zagreb during between 7th April and 18th April 2008; the precise dates will be announced nearer the time; only candidates who are available for interview can be considered.



Masters Notes & Application form (230 kb)
9 month Notes & Application form (191 kb)
Reference form (56 kb)
Oxford University - Application Form 08-09 (129 kb)
Oxford University - Booklet (245 kb)


Previous year's competition

OSI/FCO Chevening stipendije za Sveučilište Oxford i Sveučilište York (2006)
OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships: University of Oxford & University of York (2005)




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