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OSI/FCO Chevening stipendije za Sveučilište Oxford i Sveučilište York

Rok za prijavu: 12.01.2010.

Kontakt institucija: Institut za razvoj obrazovanja
Razina studija: diplomski studij, poslijediplomski studij, radni posjet
Područje studija: društvene znanosti, humanističke znanosti
Mjesto studija: Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo


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 2010-2011, which are jointly funded by the Open Society Institute and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Scholarship details
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 for postgraduate research contributing towards a doctoral degree in the candidate’s home institution. 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 at the University of Oxford. Applicants may apply to any one-year Masters degree within the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Environmental Sciences (except for the courses listed under `Management Studies`).

    Athough application is via the University of Oxford’s main Graduate Admissions form, applicants should not send the application directly to Oxford, but return it via the Institute for the Development of Education in Zagreb, which we will then submit to the University. For further details on applying to study at Oxford please visit this page.
  • OPTION B: Twelve-month scholarships to read for an MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) at the University of York (October 2009 to September 2010 inclusive).


  • All one year taught Masters courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions (except for the courses listed under "Management studies") are eligible for the scholarship. You can check if your course is eligible by consulting the University’s prospectus or visiting the Graduate Admissions website
  • Any scholarship awards are conditional upon you being offered a place to study at Oxford, and meeting all the conditions of that offer (e.g. obtaining the required score in English language proficiency).
  • Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship. The minimum requirement for study at Oxford is IELTS 7.5 (with minimum 7.0 in each component) or TOEFL - 630 (minimum Test of Written English score - 5) or Computer based TOEFL - 267 (minimum essay writing score - 5) or Internet based TOEFL – 109 or Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English - B.
  • All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September 2010.
  • Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia (Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk, Samara, Vladivostok and Tomsk), Serbia, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. Applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident.
  • Applicants should be planning to return to their home country at the end of the period of study.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in Western universities.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers in their home country. This requirement will be treated as of considerable importance in the selection process.
  • Applicants should have a proven track record of success or excellence in their professional life distinguishing them from their peers and contemporaries.
  • Employees, employee's relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 2 years before) of the FCO, the British Council, the Educational Advising Centers or other OSI representations in the region, or the participating Universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards. In accordance with FCO guidelines, those who in the past three years received UK Government funded scholarships or those who are seeking military training are also not eligible for this scholarship.

Please note that all successful applicants will be invited to attend a 1-month preparatory academic writing summer school in July or August 2010. The exact date and location of the summer school will be available at a later stage of the selection process.

Application forms

Application forms for the OSI/FCO Chevening scholarships as well as for the University of Oxford and York are available below. There are three different application forms for: Research scholarships at Oxford, Master’s scholarships at Oxford, as well as for study at York.

For further information and details about the programme, 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: iro@iro.hr

Deadlines and selection process

Completed application forms (and required supporting materials) for both Scholarships must be returned to the Institute for the Development of Education at the address above). The closing date is 12 January 2010. Scholarship applications must be received by the Institute for the Development of Education NO LATER THAN THIS DATE.

It is expected that interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in Croatia during between 7th April and 18th April 2010; the precise dates will be announced nearer the time; only candidates who are available for interview can be considered.

Additional notes

All applicants must return a total of 3 copies of the relevant application form (1 original and 2 photocopies) to the Institute for the Development of Education by the set deadline.

While an Application Fee is included in this year’s application forms for Oxford, all candidates who return their application forms by the aforementioned deadline to the Institute for the Development of Education are NOT required to pay the application fee, which will be covered by OSI. The application fee field in the application form can therefore be left empty.

Guidance notes for applicants to master’s programmes at the University of Oxford can be found here



2. Oxford Masters – Graduate Application Form (138 kb)
3. Oxford Masters - Supporting Statement (25 kb)
4. Oxford Research – Application Form and Notes (321 kb)
5. York Masters - Application form and notes (191 kb)
6. All programmes - Confidential Reference Form (45 kb)
7. All programmes_Self-assessment form (38 kb)
1. Oxford Masters_OSI notes for applicants (165 kb)


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