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Major new graduate scholarship programme

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A major new graduate scholarship programme for the University of Oxford has been made possible by the most generous gift for Humanities students in the University’s 900-year history.

The University of Oxford has established The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities, which will be launched immediately with 15 scholarships a year and will eventually be endowed in perpetuity to award at least 35 graduate Humanities scholarships annually. The gift will ultimately amount to more than £26 million.

Lord Patten, the Visitor of St Edmund Hall and Chancellor of the University of Oxford said: “Through the generosity of Mica Ertegun, the best Humanities graduate students in the world will have the opportunity, in perpetuity, to undertake high-quality research, to interact with other fine minds, and to increase the sum of human knowledge and understanding. This kind of support for postgraduates is vital for the future of research and human understanding, and vital for the future of great universities like Oxford. It allows us to ensure that the very best minds are supporting the University’s research endeavour now and will be the cutting edge researchers of the future.”

More details of the programme can be found on the University of Oxford website.