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Balliol Refugee Scholarship - 2017

Balliol College Oxford UK announces fully funded Scholarship to study undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford commencing from October 2017. The Scholarship is a stdent - led initiative that aimed to provide a talented undergraduate with the opportunity to study a degree without disruption, so that they can achieve their full academic potential.

The Scholarship covers:

  • full tuition fee (currently worth £15,295-£22,515 per annum depending on course) 
  • full College fee (currently worth £7,135 per annum) 
  • full maintenance award (£8,556-£12,641 per annum). This amount is sufficient to cover accommodation and food costs as well as other general living costs.
  • one return flight per year up to a maximum value of £500 per annum.

Click to know the list of courses offered at Balliol University. 

Application Procedure:

Complete the Balliol College 'Expression of Interest' form  in order to signal to the College your wish to apply for this Scholarship. This will also make you eligible for funding assistance if required for the application and visa process. A full university application must then be submitted through the UCAS system.
UCAS is the online system used by all UK universities to process their undergraduate applications. All applicants must apply for a place through the online UCAS website, and Balliol College will consider eligible applicants for the Scholarship. Please ensure you apply for Balliol (code O on the UCAS system) on your UCAS application. You need to register on the UCAS system before completing an online application. The online application can be commenced from 1 September 2016, but you can register on UCAS well before this date and are advised to do so. Click to know how to use the online UCAS system
There is a UCAS application fee of £12 (for applicants applying to one university)
payable online with a debit or credit card. If you are unable to pay this fee, please
note this on your initial Expression of Interest form, as financial support and/or
credit card assistance may be arranged.

Personal Statement: you are invited in the personal statement section to explain why you are applying for the course and why you are suited to it. We advise you to concentrate on your academic abilities and potential rather than extra-curricular pursuits.

Reference: Applications are invalid without an academic reference so please ensure that you ask someone to write a reference for you well in advance of the application deadline. The referee should write about your academic abilities and potential and suitability for the course. We recognise that there may be difficulties in obtaining a reference from a school teacher, in which case a UNHCR official or equivalent refugee aid worker could complete this reference if they can attest to your academic interest and aptitude. This potential referee should contact Balliol College's Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Administrator, Victoria Holt, by email if they have any questions about what is required

The deadline for submission on online via UCAS (including the academic reference) is strictly 15 October 2016

Aptitude Tests; The Following courses will require you to sit an aptitude test:
- Ancient and Modern History
- Biomedical Sciences
- Chemistry
- Classics; Classics and Modern Languages; Classics with Oriental Studies
- Computer Science; Computer Science & Philosophy
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English; English and Modern Languages
- History; History & Economics; History & English; History & Modern
Languages; History & Politics
- Law
- Mathematics; Mathematics & Computer Science; Mathematics & Philosophy
- Modern Languages; Modern Languages & Linguistics; Philosophy & Modern
Languages
- Oriental Studies
- Philosophy, Politics & Economics
- Physics; Physics and Philosophy

Written work
The following courses require you to submit written work to Balliol College by a
specified deadline of 10th November 2016:
- Ancient and Modern History
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics; Classics and Modern Languages; Classics with Oriental Studies
- English Language and Literature; English and Modern Languages
- History; History & Economics; History & English; History & Modern Languages; History & Politics
- Modern Languages; Modern Languages and Linguistics; Philosophy and
Modern Languages
- Oriental Studies

Offers
Shortlisted candidates will be told whether or not their application has been
successful on 11 January 2017.

Who May I Contact If I Have A Question About This Scholarship?
In the first instance, all queries should go to the College's Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Administrator, Victoria Holt. You may contact her via her email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions about the Admissions process.

Specific questions about the scholarship provision should be directed to the JCR
President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Stacy Toupouzova (Oxford DPhil student in Refugee Law and co-founder of the Sofia Refugee Centre) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the official college website for further information on admission. Read the official announcement on Balliol Refugee Scholarship