Deadline: October 15, 2012
The Hill Foundation is a UK registered charity, which provides scholarships for outstanding young citizens of the Russian Federation or first generation Israelis of Russian descent. The Trustees favour candidates who have demonstrated extremely high academic ability and also personal and social qualities of a high order. They are looking for young people who intend to develop their careers in their homeland who indicate in their application that they wish to spend their lives in ways beneficial to their home society, whether in business, academic life, public service, the arts or the professions.
Seven to ten scholarships (for graduates and undergraduates) are normally awarded each year.
Am I eligible?
Citizens of Russia whose first degree (if applicable) has been taken at a Russian university and who have not subsequently taken any other degree. Israeli passport holders who are the immediate children of a Russian national or Soviet national born in the Russian Federation whose first degree (if applicable) has been taken at an Israeli University and who have not taken any other degree.
Most Hill Scholars come to Oxford to do research or study for a higher degree but the Trustees also encourage applications from graduates of Russian/Israeli Universities who would like to benefit from the experience of the Oxford tutorial system and take a ‘second first degree’ with senior status. Candidates should be applying to start a second BA at Oxford in October 2013.
Applicants must intend to return to their home country at the end of their studies.
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information.
What does it cover?
100% of university and college fees and a grant for living expenses (the rate in 2012-13 is £13,590).
The award is tenable for the period of fee liability (usually the same length as the course).
How do I apply?
You must apply to the University of Oxford as described on the Undergraduate Admissions webpage through the UCAS system. Please note that the closing date for all UCAS applications is 15 October 2012 and certain courses may require students to register for tests before this.
Once you have been offered a place by your college you may apply for the Hill Foundation Scholarship. This will involve completing the undergraduate scholarship application form (UND_1314) and submitting it in February 2013, exact date to be confirmed.
How will I know if I have been successful?
Successful candidates will be notified by email in early April 2013.
This webpage will be updated to show when all decisions have been made. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.’