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About the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships



The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Programme is a unique intellectual hub. It is a one-of-a-kind network for people who are committed to the welfare not only of their countries but also the well-being of humanity as a whole. The programme is about acting, taking concrete steps, giving back to society and making real change in the world"

Kateryna Melnik
Ukraine, Magister Juris (2014-15), Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholar







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The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships & Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals from emerging and transitional economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a specially created programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

The Leadership Programme equips Scholars with the knowledge, skills and networks they will require to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional links across cultures and continents.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme is recognised as one of the most distinguished and diverse scholarship programmes at Oxford. Since its foundation in 2007, the Programme has supported 216 Weidenfeld Scholars (including the current 2016-17 cohort) originating from 63 countries and studying across over 30 different academic departments at Oxford.

The Scholarships currently receive generous support from a number of donors, including the Louis Dreyfus Fondation d’Entreprise and the Fondation Hoffmann, as well as from a special endowment recently set up at University of Oxford. For further information please see our funding page.

You can view and download the 2015-16 Annual Report for the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships & Leadership Programme here.


My vision was really to have a facility at one of the great universities of the world to train people for whom not enough has been done in preparing them for positions of leadership. The great joy of these scholarships is the aspiration among the scholars to return to their home countries to play an important role". 

Lord Weidenfeld