The Louis Dreyfus Foundation aims to promote sustainable agriculture, food security and self-sufficiency, particularly through education and direct support to farmers, with a specific focus on developing countries in the above-mentioned regions.
One of the Foundation’s goals is to address the challenge facing humanity to double global food production in a sustainable way in order to feed a rapidly growing population.
The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.
Sponsor: The Louis Dreyfus Foundation
- 100% of University and college fees
- A grant for living costs (of at least £14,296)
January 6 0r 20, 2017
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- Be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford;
- Be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed;
- Not be currently an Oxford student unless you are already a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar;
- Demonstrate that, following your academic studies at Oxford, you are committed to serving the global community through your chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy;
- Be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
To apply for the 2017/2018 Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme, you’re required to note the following:
- In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.
- You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.
- The details you insert in the ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ section of the graduate application form will be used to assess your country of ordinary residence.
- To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, you must be successful in being offered a place on your course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
- If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be required to participate in an interview, which is likely to be held via Skype in April 2017.
Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.
For more information: Check Scholarship official page.
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