Oriel College and Yalda Hakim Foundation Scholarship

  • Yalda Hakim speaking at the American University of Afghanistan
    Yalda Hakim speaking at the American University of Afghanistan
Oriel has partnered with the Yalda Hakim Foundation to offer a fully-funded scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential, for a woman from Afghanistan to complete a one-year Master’s course in any subject at the University of Oxford.

It is intended that the scholarship, for the 2022-23 academic year, will benefit a student from an economically and socially disadvantaged background.

With the dangers faced by women in education in Afghanistan, not least the continued threat of violence and attacks on educational facilities in the country, this scholarship aims to offer one Afghan woman the opportunity for an educational experience free from the threat of violence, at one of the best universities in the world, where you can expand your knowledge and build networks that will help transform you into a leader for the future.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for the Yalda Hakim Foundation Scholarship at Oriel College, please contact: info@yaldahakimfoundation.org in the first instance.

All scholarship applicants must complete the usual University of Oxford graduate admissions process for their chosen course.

If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, please check that you fulfil the academic requirements for the course you intend to apply for. You can find this information here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses. Please also take note of any important application deadlines. 

When applying for your chosen course at the University of Oxford, please select Oriel College as your college of residence, and select ‘Yalda Hakim Scholarship at Oriel College’ when asked about scholarships.

The Yalda Hakim Foundation will offer support to applicants throughout the application process.