OPP Graduate Scholarships

The OPP Graduate Scholarships programme consists of ten partial scholarships, through which the OPP is offering up to three full graduate scholarships to students applying for a one-year taught master’s programme at the University of Oxford (with the exception of the MBA and MPP programmes) and depending on resources we may also be able to provide an economy class air fare ticket. To be eligible for the OPP Graduate Scholarships, applicants must be either Pakistani nationals who are ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani. Recipients must already have an admission offer for their course from the University of Oxford. The OPP Graduate Scholarships are being offered as part of the LMH-Pakistan Initiative, which works to deliver the OPP. To take up the award, successful applicants will need to be affiliated with / shift their college affiliation to Lady Margaret Hall. In making the awards, the OPP Scholarship Committee will take into consideration both academic merit and financial need. Applicants must credibly demonstrate their desire to contribute to Pakistan’s development through impactful research and public engagement. Special preference will be given to applicants for whom the opportunity to study at Oxford University is potentially life changing. At least one OPP Graduate Scholarship, partially supported by the Malala Fund, will be awarded to a female applicant from an underprivileged background in Pakistan.
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Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview by the OPP Scholarship Committee. Interested applicants who wish to be considered for the OPP Graduate Scholarships are advised to submit their applications by 11:59 GMT, Sunday 8 May 2022. This can be done by filling out and submitting the online application form using the link below.

Malala Fund Scholarship

This scholarship has been established with the generous support of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate, LMH alumna (2020) and member of the OPP Advisory Body, and the Malala Fund. The Malala Yousafzai Scholarship provides partial funding to support one talented Pakistani girl from an underprivileged background who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan.

Niloufer Qasim Mehdi Scholarship

This scholarship has been established with the generous support of Syed Sheharyar Ali, Executive Director of the Treet Group of Industries. The scholarship has been established in honour of the late Mrs Niloufer Qasim Mehdi, who was an alumna of Lady Margaret Hall ([1971]) and who, as a prominent businesswoman, made valuable contributions to the Pakistani business community as well as to journalism. The Niloufer Qasim Mehdi Scholarship provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

Mohammad Qasim Scholarship

Mohammad Qasim Graduate Scholarship  has been established with the generous support of Mr Mohammad Qasim who is an EMBA graduate of the Said Business School, University of Oxford (2021). The Mohammad Qasim Scholarship provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

Dadabhoy Scholarship

The Dadabhoy Scholarship has been established with the generous support of the Dadabhoy Foundation, led by Mr. Abdullah Dadabhoy whose son, Mr. Abdul Ghani Dadabhoy, is a graduate of the University of Oxford (2019). The Dadabhoy Scholarships provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

Sarwar Khawaja Scholarship

Sarwar Khawaja Scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Sarwar Khawaja, an Oxford-based educationist and businessman. The Sarwar Khawaja Scholarship will provide partial funding to cover the fee component of one of the OPP Graduate Scholarships, supporting a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

Ghauri Science Scholarship

This scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Asad Ghauri and Mr. Omer Ghauri, who are part of the Management Team of Netsol Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of smart software technology to asset finance and leasing companies. The Ghauri Science Scholarship provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student to study a science-based one year taught Master’s course at the University of Oxford.

OPP Scholarship established by Mr. Areeb Azam

An OPP Scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Areeb Azam who is the owner of Concept Group, a property development firm in London. This will provide partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

OPP Scholarship established by Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Khokhar

An OPP Scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Khokhar who runs Crossier, a London-based property development firm. This will provide partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student.

OPP Scholarship established in memory of Jamal Shah

An OPP Scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Ahmed Owais Pirzada, retired Federal Secretary of the Government of Pakistan and former Judge of the Competition Appellate Tribunal. This scholarship has been established in the name of Mr. Jamal Shah in the loving memory of Dr. Ahmed Bilal Shah, who lost his life serving as a front line doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe. This scholarship provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student, and is matched by a grant from the British Council.

OPP Scholarship established by Mr. Tariq Zaman

An OPP Scholarship has been established with the generous support of Mr. Tariq Zaman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cromwell Hospital in London. This scholarship provides partial funding to support a Pakistani student who is ordinarily resident in Pakistan or a British Pakistani student, and is matched by a grant from the British Council.