Adam von Trott Scholarship
The College, jointly with the Department of Politics and International Relations, awards a scholarship at Mansfield College in memory of Adam von Trott who studied at the College in 1929. Adam von Trott zu Solz, a diplomat in the German Foreign Office, was a central figure in the group around Claus von Stauffenberg that planned to kill Hitler; he was put to death by the Nazi regime in Berlin on 26 August 1944.
The Scholarship will be awarded to a German national accepted to read for the two year MPhil degree in Politics (European Politics & Society; Theory of Politics; Comparative Government) or in International Relations. The scholarship is only open to new students (rather than those already on-course) and will next be awarded to commence study in October 2021.
The award comprises contributions from the German Foreign Office, the Adam von Trott Memorial Fund, the Politics Department and Mansfield College, up to the value of the full EU fee and advised maintenance. The College guarantees two years’ college accommodation at standard charges which is covered by the maintenance allowance. Eligible applicants should apply for the MPhil course through the usual university admissions process and may note their interest in the scholarship in their application.
You can read a testimonial from a recent Adam von Trott Scholar.
Kofi Annan Scholarships
From 2020 onwards, Mansfield is partnering with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme to offer seven new fully-funded Kofi Annan Scholarships of the ‘Weidenfeld-Hoffmann’ graduate programme at Mansfield per academic year, for the next five years.
The new Scholarships have been named for the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan (1938-2018), who officially opened the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Mansfield in June 2018. It was our privilege to welcome Mr Annan to College in 2018, and our aim is to reflect and respect that memory in naming this Scholarship in his honour.
The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme aims to provide outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue study at Oxford. In addition to their studies, the graduates participate in a tailor-made Leadership programme to give them additional practical skills and opportunities. It is expected that many of the students will come from countries and backgrounds that mean that the scholarship is particularly life changing, both for the Scholar themselves and in terms of the potential impact of their work after their studies are completed.
Applications are made through the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Trust.
Black Academic Futures Scholarships
From 2021 Mansfield will be partnering with the University to offer a Black Academic Futures Scholarship. These scholarships, launched in 2020, offer up to ten UK Black and Mixed-Black students financial support and an exciting new opportunity to pursue graduate study at Oxford.
The scholarship covers your course fees and will provide you a grant for your living costs at the UK research council rate (at least £15,285 per year). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
Applications are made through the 'Academic Futures' pages on the university website.
Council of Lutheran Churches (CLC) Sanctuary Scholarship
This scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Mansfield College, through the generous support of the Council of Lutheran Churches (CLC). From October 2021, Mansfield will offer a fully funded graduate scholarship for an outstanding scholar who has been forced to migrate from their home and has sought sanctuary in the UK.
The scholarship is available for one year full-time master’s courses and two-year part-time master’s courses.
Eligible candidates must:
1. Have been displaced within, or beyond, their home country due to conflict or violation of human rights, such as persecution. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, those who are:
a) A refugee
b) An asylum seeker
c) An individual internally displaced within the borders of their own country
d) A stateless individual
e) An individual with discretionary/limited leave to remain in the UK
f) An individual with humanitarian protection status in the UK
g) An individual with long residency in the UK but who is unable to access UK government support
h) A dependent of any of the above in the UK
2. Face barriers to progressing their education and have limitations on the financial support for their university studies.
3. Have not previously completed a degree at the same level (master’s) for which they are making an application.
The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the January deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference (if any) is included in the graduate application. Successful scholars will be transferred to Mansfield. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email in April 2021 and asked to submit a separate application for the scholarship. Selection is expected to take place in May 2021.
Elfan Rees Scholarship
The College awards the Elfan Rees scholarship once every four years, alternately in Theology/Religion, and Politics, tenable at Mansfield for two years. The award is made in memory of Dr Elfan Rees, who was Adviser on Refugee Affairs to the World Council of Churches on International Affairs and was Dale Lecturer at Mansfield College from 1974 to 1975.
The next award will be in 2020 in Politics, and is open to candidates who are currently studying or who will be studying at Oxford University towards a higher degree in that field from October 2020. The scholarship is conditional upon transfer to Mansfield College if the candidate is not already a member. The annual value of the Scholarship is £3,000 maintenance, paid termly in £1,000 instalments, for up to two years within fee liability.
Applicants for the DPhil/MPhil for 2020 entry need not apply separately for this award. All eligible candidates will be considered by the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Current students who wish to apply for the award should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2020:
- A letter of application, briefly indicating the funding you have available for the coming year.
- A CV
- The name of two referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted for the award.
John Hodgson Theatre Research Fellowship
Open to any graduate applicants who apply to a doctoral degree with the English Faculty in Theatre Studies, including drama, theatre history and/or aesthetics of any period. The Fellowship comprises £6,000 per year for the period of fee liability (3 years). There is no separate application process for the above award and you do not have to make Mansfield your preferred college on your application. You should, though, indicate your willingness on your University application form to take up your place at another College if funding is offered. If we offer you the Fellowship, we will expect you to study for your doctorate at Mansfield College.