We are pleased to announce that from the academic year 2020-21, Mansfield will be partnering with the University of Oxford’s prestigious Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme to offer seven new fully funded Kofi Annan Scholarships.

Mansfield is partnering with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme to offer seven new fully funded Kofi Annan Scholarships of the ‘Weidenfeld-Hoffmann’ graduate programme at Mansfield per academic year, for the next five years.

The new Scholarships have been named for the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan (1938-2018), who officially opened the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Mansfield in June 2018. It was our privilege to welcome Mr Annan to College two years ago, and our aim is to reflect and respect that memory in naming this Scholarship in his honour.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme aims to provide outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue study at Oxford. In addition to their studies, the graduates participate in a tailor-made Leadership programme to give them additional practical skills and opportunities.

It is expected that many of the students will come from countries and backgrounds that mean that the scholarship is particularly life changing, both for the Scholar themselves and in terms of the potential impact of their work after their studies are completed.

For more information please see here.

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