History of the Scholarship
In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for overseas graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.
We offer up to four scholarships for postgraduate study at Buckingham to students commencing their studies in September or January. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.
The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study.
Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study, but cannot apply once they have commenced their Master’s degree. Completed applications should be sent to:
Head Of Admissions
University of Buckingham
Applications should include:
- Ondaatje Scholarship Application form 2019 (Word)
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- An academic reference
- A letter stating your proposed programme of study, why you wish to undertake it and why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship
Applications for postgraduate courses commencing January 2020 will close 22nd November 2019.
Applications for postgraduate courses commencing September 2020 will open in June 2020.
The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee Members. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.