More than 500 Dominican students register for master’s and postgraduate scholarships at Oxford University

The Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United Kingdom, Elnio Manuel Durán, informed that more than 500 Dominican students have shown interest in the Master’s and postgraduate scholarships to be granted by the University of Oxford, England, through an agreement signed with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), the first of its kind in the Latin American and Caribbean region signed by that University.

The call for applications and registration opened in September 2021 and closes in January 2022. The scholarships are aimed at students with academic merit.

The first group of students awarded scholarships under the Oxford-Mescyt agreement will arrive in the United Kingdom in September 2022.

The Dominican ambassador to the United Kingdom, together with the embassy’s diplomatic team, visited Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Louise Richardson, in her capacity as the university’s highest academic and administrative authority, who also chairs the University Council, the General Faculty Board and the Council’s Finance Committee.

Durán emphasized that the meeting allowed for a closer collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Dominican Republic, following the signing of the important Oxford – Mescyt postgraduate scholarship agreement.

For his part, Richardson expressed his commitment to work in coordination with the embassy to support the reception of Dominican students attending the university.

During the visit to Oxford, Ambassador Durán also held meetings with Professor David Doyle, Director of the Oxford University Latin America Center; Dr. David Howard, from the Sustainable Urban Development area, Mr. Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School, among other important personalities of the University.

The purpose of these meetings was to explore new avenues of collaboration between the University of Oxford and public and private institutions in the Dominican Republic.

Agreement

The Oxford-Mescyt scholarship agreement aims to provide scholarships for master’s and doctoral degrees to Dominican students with exceptional academic merit.

The agreement signed by Mescyt and Oxford University will allow the mobility of ten students per year, who will be able to choose from more than 140 courses in different departments.

Oxford University will be in charge of choosing the scholarship recipients and notifying them of their process, providing transparency and more inclusiveness to the program.

Applicants must have an advanced command of the English language, have obtained undergraduate and/or graduate degrees from accredited universities, as well as exceptional academic merit.

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