FELIX SCHOLARSHIPS 2011
Notes for Applicants
1. Up to six Felix Scholarships will be offered at each of the three institutions above for Indian
graduates taking up places in September/October 2011 for:
(i) Taught postgraduate Masterís courses (MSc, MAgrSc, MA, LLM, etc.) = 1 or 2
academic years or
(ii) Masterís degrees by research (MPhil) = 2 academic years or
(iii) Doctoral degrees by research (PhD/DPhil) = 3 academic years
Please note that not all of the above programmes are available at each institution.
Felix Scholarships are intended for scholars who would be unable, without financial
assistance, to take up their place and who have not studied outside their home country. You
should ensure that you apply for the correct course, as applications for an extension of a
course or other additional funding will not be considered. Candidates must not, once
installed at the relevant university, apply for any scholarship that would interfere with the
tenure of the Felix Scholarship.
2. Application for a Felix Scholarship can be made through only one of the three academic
institutions. Candidates must already have submitted a formal application for admission
through one of the institutions before applying for a Felix Scholarship.
3. Commencing the academic year 2007/08 the Felix Scholarship will permit Felix Masterís
alumni who have obtained a Distinction to apply for a PhD/DPhil Felix scholarship. Exactly
the same criteria and application process will apply to Felix Masterís alumni as apply to any
other candidate applying for a PhD/DPhil scholarship. Only one such scholarship will be
granted to each university per year. Candidates should take into account the fact that
because the results of Masterís examinations are notified after the commencement of an
academic year, there will be a one-year gap between finishing a Masterís course and
commencing a PhD/DPhil course.
4. Candidates must apply direct to Oxford/Reading/SOAS for admission to the course they
wish to study. Detailed advice on such matters as course application forms, arrangements
for fieldwork, etc., will be available on request from any of the three institutions (but about
their own courses only). Applications for admission to courses should be submitted as early
5. The Felix Scholarships will cover full fees, living costs, a return air fare, and provide
additional allowances for books, equipment, warm clothing etc. Spousesí costs will not be
met. Candidates must be Indian citizens and not currently be living or studying
outside of India and must have not previously studied for one year or more outside
India. Candidates must be under 30 years of age on 31 January 2011. Candidates
must have at least a first class Bachelorís degree from an Indian university or
comparable institution. Exceptionally those with an upper second-class degree at the
Bachelorís level may be considered if they hold a first class degree at the Masterís
level. Those who already hold degrees from universities outside India are not eligible
to apply. Those who have already taken up a scholarship to pursue PhD studies at an
Indian university are also not eligible for a Felix Scholarship.
Oxford: Archaeology, Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry,
Computation, Development Economics, Development Studies, Earth Sciences,
Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Ethnology and Museum Ethnography,
European Literature, Forestry, Geography, History, Human Biology, Law,
Management Studies, Mathematics, Materials, Medicine, Microbiology, Oriental
Studies, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiological Sciences, Plant Sciences,
Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work,
Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.
Reading: Agriculture, Animal and Microbial Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art
and Design, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Business and Management, Chemistry,
Classics, Computer Science, Construction Management, Crop Protection,
Cybernetics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English Language, Environmental
Sciences, Food Science, French, Horticulture, International Development Studies,
International Business, International Securities, Investment and Banking, Italian, Land
Management, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Microbiology, Optics,
Pathobiology, Philosophy, Physiology, Plant Breeding, Plant Science, Politics,
Psychology, School of Pharmacy, Sedimentology, Soil Science, Statistics, Town and
SOAS: Anthropology, Economics, History, Law, Linguistics, Music, Politics, Development
Studies, Area Studies, Asian and African Languages/Literature, Art and Archaeology,
Religious Studies, Media Studies, Financial and Management Studies.
7. Candidates should note that an application can be made to only one institution.
Candidates for the Felix Scholarships at Oxford should not complete the application form.
Instead they should check the Felix Scholarship box in the Scholarships section of the
Universityís Application Form for Graduate Study when applying for admission to their
course. Candidates elected for interview must also complete a short questionnaire. This
will be sent to them when they are short listed for interview.
Oxford: Graduate Admissions Tel: (0)1865 280487, Fax: (0)1865 270077
and Funding University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Candidates for the Felix Scholarships at Reading and SOAS must complete application
forms. The completed application form (together with only the supporting material
specifically requested in the application form) should be returned to the address given
below for the academic institution in which the candidate wishes to study. There is no need
to send additional supporting material with the scholarship application form.
Reading: The Student Financial Support Tel: (0)118 378 4245, Fax: (0)118 378 4252
Office Student Services Centre
University of Reading
RG6 6UA, UK.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
Reading: 18 February 2011
SOAS: 31 January 2011
Oxford: Candidates applying to the University of Oxford do not need to complete the Felix application form but must have applied for their course of study (using the Universityís Application Form for Graduate Study) by the appropriate January
07 January 2011 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy
21 January 2011 for all other subjects
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