Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships 2024

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship 2024 

Grade Level Master’s or DPhil 
Country United Kingdom
Eligible Nationalities Muslim community Students
Required Language English
Sponsors Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies


Application Deadline  Please refer University website

Are you a student seeking an exciting opportunity or scholarship to support your degree program? Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,  United Kingdom inviting online application for Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships 2024.

Don’t let this fantastic chance pass you by by missing the application deadline! In this article, we’ll go over this scholarship program’s features, benefits, and step-by-step application process.

About Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships 2024

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies created these scholarships to enable graduates to pursue education beneficial to the Muslim world.

An organisation dedicated to the advanced study of Islam and the Muslim world is the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The Centre serves as a hub for interaction between the Western and Islamic academic communities. It supports the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the Islamic world at Oxford. Beyond Oxford, a global network of academic relationships strengthens its function. For more information, please refer to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies website.

100% of the course fees and a stipend for living expenses (at least £17,668) will be covered by the scholarship. Awards are given for the entirety of your price obligation for the specified course. Awards may be given in conjunction with other funding sources, however this will be considered when calculating the award’s worth.

Program of Study

All subjects in the course listing except medicine and PGCE

  • Islamic Law and Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Theology and Philosophy
  • Islamic History and Civilization
  • Quranic Studies and Interpretation
  • Hadith Studies
  • Islamic Ethics and Morality
  • Comparative Religions
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Gender Studies in Islam
  • Contemporary Issues in Islamic Societies
  • Arabic Language and Literature

About Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

An autonomous academic organisation called the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is situated in Oxford, England. It was founded in 1985 with the intention of advancing awareness of the Islamic world via study, instruction, and outreach to the general public. The Centre encourages interdisciplinary study and discussion by providing a variety of programmes and grants for students and academics interested in Islamic studies. It serves as a thriving intellectual and cultural centre for academics, students, and the general public by housing a library, lecture halls, and mosque. The Center’s goal is to increase understanding of Islamic civilisation, including its history, culture, and current concerns, as well as to promote critical thinking.

Scholarship Coverage

100% of the course fees and a stipend for living expenses (at least £17,668) will be covered by the scholarship. Awards are given for the entirety of your price obligation for the specified course. Awards may be given in conjunction with other funding sources, however this will be considered when calculating the award’s worth.

By June 2023, applicants will hear back from us. We apologise that, given the number of applications we get, we are unable to offer personalised comments.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be requesting admission to Oxford for a brand-new, full-time master’s or DPhil programme.

You either need to be:

normally residing in the UK and being a member of the Muslim community (with priority being given to those coming from low-income families),

  • a national of, and ordinarily resident in, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

After your course is over, you should plan to return to your country of permanent residency.

Scholarships will be given out based on academic achievement.

You should have the intention to pursue a course of study in a subject that has roots in, is relevant to, or somehow relates to Islam, the Muslim world, or both.

Candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or diploma programmes, part-time courses, or non-matriculated programmes are not eligible for this grant.

The scholarship application of candidates with postponed offers to begin in 2023–24 will not be taken into consideration.

Required Documents

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Personal statement or essay explaining your interest in Islamic studies and your academic/professional goals
  • Academic transcripts or records from previous educational institutions
  • Letters of recommendation from professors, mentors, or employers
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores)
  • Research proposal or statement of proposed study/research
  • Samples of academic work (e.g., essays, research papers)
  • Financial documentation or statement of financial need
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Copy of passport or identification documents
  • Any additional documents or forms specified by the scholarship provider

How to Apply for Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships 2024?

  • The actions listed below must be taken in order for your application to be considered for this scholarship:
  • In the University of Oxford Scholarships part of the graduate application form, check the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship box;
  • Apply for graduate school by the applicable December/January deadline. The due date for your course may be found on the appropriate course website; and
  • Fill out a supporting statement for the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies scholarships (see linked materials on this page) and submit it with your graduate application form before the deadline.
  • We will evaluate your nationality and country of usual residence based on the information you provide on the graduate application form. Please refer to the graduate application form’s ‘Nationality and ordinary residence’ part and the guidance provided in the Application Guide for a definition of “ordinary residence” as well as more information on how to complete this area.
  • Applicants must successfully receive an offer of a spot on their programme once applications submitted by the pertinent December/January deadline have been taken into account. Scholarships will not be given consideration for course applications that are placed on a waiting list, are held over after the December/January deadline, or are reevaluated against applications submitted by the March deadline.

FAQ About Scholarship

Am I eligible?

Nationality and Residency:  Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and from a Muslim community.
Level of study: Master’s or DPhil 
Year of study: New students
Subject:  All subjects in the course listing, except medicine and PGCE
College: All colleges
Other criteria:  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Applications will not be considered from those applying for a second undergraduate degree.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must be ordinarily resident in the UK. The scholarship covers course fees at the Home rate only.


What does it cover?

Duration:  3 or 4 years depending on course length 
Value: Course fees (at the Home rate) and a grant for living costs
Number:  Up to 5


How do I apply?

1.    Applications for 2023 entry are now closed.  Details on how to apply for 2024 entry will be made available on this page in January 2024.

2.    For 2023 entry applicants who applied by the 8 February 2023 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2023.

3.    Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in May 2024.

Official Notification

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