Deadline: June 1, 2012
St Hilda’s College, Oxford, offers New Zealand Bursaries to suitably qualified women students educated and resident in New Zealand, who are accepted to read for a higher degree of Oxford University or an undergraduate degree at St Hilda’s College, in either the arts or sciences. Awards are intended for new applicants of a high calibre, to reward academic achievement in on-going students. The criteria for making awards is therefore primarily academic. New Zealand Bursaries are awarded initially for one year, but may be continued throughout a student’s degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Allocations will be reviewed each year, in the light of funds available, the holder’s circumstances and the merits of respective applicants.
Maureen Chute Raymond Fund
A generous bequest from a former member of St Hilda’s, Maureen Chute Raymond, enables the College to offer up to two bursaries annually. The value of the Raymond Bursary is up to £2,000 per annum (or less if divided between applicants).
The benefactress expressed the wish that in fulfilling the bequest, preference should be given to applications from any descendants of her grandfather, Francis Bateman Raymond, late of Timaru, New Zealand. Any such descendants applying to St Hilda’s for a Raymond Bursary should provide documentary proof of her kinship.
Kenneth Sisam Fund
A former fellow of St Hilda’s College, Celia Sisam, generously donated money to enable to College to offer bursaries to students from New Zealand to study at St Hilda’s. The fund was established in memory of her father, Kenneth Sisam, a distinguished scholar in medieval English and philosophy, and an Oxford Rhodes scholar. The maximum value of the Sisam Bursary is about £500 per annum.
Method of Application
Students intending to read for an Undergraduate degree must apply to the University through UCAS and the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office. Graduate applicants should note that before they can apply to the college, they must first be accepted by the relevant faculty board of the University to read for a higher degree or diploma and must apply through the Graduate Admissions Office. **Evidence of adequate financial support to undertake a course is required before the student can be admitted to the College.**
All applicants are advised to write to the relevant Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD) and obtain copies of the Undergraduate or Graduate prospectus. These provide details of courses, information on methods of application, suggestions of further possible sources of funding for overseas students. This information is also available on: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/finance/fund/shtml
Once candidates have been accepted by the College and University they should obtain an application form for a New Zealand Bursary from the Admissions Secretary – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 01865 286637.