Chevening Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Fellowship in the UK

Fellowship in Other , in Social Science
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : November 7, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4718
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Islamic Studies
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 6 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

If you are a mid-career academic applicant or professional willing to promote academic activities that include and encourage more understanding of Islamic culture and civilization, you can apply to Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowships. This fellowship is provided at the Chevening Oxford center for Islamic Studies to support individuals financially in doing independent research at the research center.

Key Details

Location: United Kingdom

Institution: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) of the University of Oxford

Start of Application Submission: 12 September 2023

Deadline to Apply: 7 November 2023

Reading Committee assessments: Mid-November to December 2023

Start of the Program: October 2024

Duration: 6 month

Reference and University Transcript submission: February 2024

Shortlisted For Interivew: Early to mid-February 2024

Interview Period: 26 February to 26 April 2024

Second Interview: May 2024

Result Announcement: June 2024

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Benefits of fellowship

Fellows will benefit from the Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowships as follows:

  • Six-month research at OCIS
  • Living expenses throughout the fellowship period
  • Return economy flight ticket from home country to the UK
  • Research allowance
  • Access to cultural events and activities by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat.
  • Meeting and connecting multi-disciplinary group of scholars concentrated on Islamic world.
  • Opportunity to discuss and find a solution for Muslim world issues

Who can Apply?

Applicants who meet the following requirnments can apply for this OCIS Fellowship:

  • Have the potential of leadership and influence
  • Demonstrate the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal characteristics reflecting this potential
  • Have the citizenship of a country listed below
  • Return to the home country after the program completion
  • Obtained a postgraduate degree or professional training or experience at the time of application
  • The applicant must have more than 5 years of professional and or academic research experience
  • Providing minimum English language requirement ability to pass the interview
  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship
  • Not be employed, or relatives of the employees of the UK government, the British Council, DFID, MOD, BEIS, UKTI, UKBA.
  • The previous recipient of His Majesty’s Government (HMG) funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible after 5 years of first award completion.

Eligible Countries

Applicants from the following countries can apply:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan

Important Note for Afghans:

Due to certain treats, serious security risks, and financial and logistical implications  prospective Afghan applicants currently residing in Afghanistan may not submit application. Therefore, Chevening team offers Afghans, resident outside of Afghanistan, the opportunity to apply for a Chevening Scholarship of Fellowship to study in the UK.

For the 2024/2025, they will only accept applications from Afghans who are resident in an UK Overseas Development Aid eligible country other than Afghanistan, where they run Chevening. They might reveiw decision for the 2025/2026 academic year.

Please note that applicants for Afghan Chevening Awards should provide proof they are legally resident in an ODA eligible country other than Afghanistan.

Application Guidelines

Applicants can apply online before the deadline. Applicants are required to prepare a short proposal outlining the academic research area.

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Please visit the official website of Chevening for detailed information about the Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowships or read the FAQs.


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