Oxford Pakistan Programme

OPP Graduate Scholarships

The OPP Graduate Scholarships programme offers a range of scholarships, including both partial and full scholarships, to deserving students. The selection committee will make the decision on whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded based on the individual merit and circumstances of each applicant.

The scholarships are offered to students applying for a one-year taught master’s course at the University of Oxford (excluding MBA courses). You can still apply if you are admitted into a course that is longer than one year (e.g., M.Phil and D.Phil). In such cases, the OPP might be able to offer partial support.

The OPP does not normally cover the cost for air travel from Pakistan. However, under exceptional cases and subject to availability of resources, we might be able to offer some travel support.


The following criteria applies to all OPP Graduate Scholarships unless stated otherwise. 

  • Applicants must be Pakistani nationals residing in Pakistan or British Pakistanis.
  • They must have an admission offer from one of the eligible graduate courses in the University of Oxford.
  • Offer-holders affiliated with ANY College at Oxford may apply for the OPP Graduate Scholarships Programme, but applicants must be prepared to shift their college affiliation to Lady Margaret Hall if they are awarded a scholarship.
  • The OPP Scholarship Committee considers both academic merit and financial need in awarding the scholarship. Some scholarships may have specific preferences, such as for female applicants or students from a particular region. Special preference will be given to applicants for whom the opportunity to study at Oxford is potentially life-changing.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their desire to contribute to Pakistan’s development through impactful research and public engagement.

Selection Process:

  • Applicants who have an admission offer from one of the Oxford’s graduate programmes should fill out and submit the online application by the given deadline.
  • The scholarship application portal will open in the first week of April 2024 and close on 11.59pm GMT on Sunday, 28 April 2024.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview by the OPP Scholarship Committee. Decisions will be made before the end of May.
  • Due to a large volume of applications, we will not be able to provide feedback on individual applications.
  • Interested candidates can apply by filling out and submitting this online application form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, currently OPP offers scholarships for only graduate and post graduate programmes.

Currently, graduate scholarships through OPP are exclusively designated for full-time degree programs, primarily one-year taught master’s courses at the University of Oxford (excluding MBA programs). While longer programs like M.Phil and D.Phil are considered, partial support may be provided instead.

The number of scholarships varies based on available funding, with an increasing trend. For the current year, 11 scholarships were offered.

The coverage of OPP scholarships is determined case-by-case by the selection committee, considering individual merit and circumstances. Whether a partial or full scholarship is awarded depends on these factors.

OPP scholarships are tied to Lady Margaret Hall College at Oxford. However, applicants admitted to other Oxford colleges may need to transfer to Lady Margaret Hall upon receiving an OPP Scholarship. However, the Tareen Oxford Scholarship is specific to full-time graduate courses at Kellogg College, excluding the MBA program.