Ondaatje Scholarship

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.

Scholarship details

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.

Application procedure

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:

James Seymour
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
MK18 1EG
United Kingdom
Email: scholarships@buckingham.ac.uk

Applications should include a covering checklist (download here), an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), an academic reference and 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 2018 are now open. The closing date is Friday 4 May.

The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Pro Vice-Chancellor. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.

Past Ondaatje scholars

2017Josiah Rush
Daniel Morris
Samuel Ejeregbe
Lionel Ndambeun
2016Halima Aden
Olivia Hunt
Chao-Jung Liu
Amira Svensk
Robert Tyler
2015Meg Pettit
Kirsty Pegg
Nasir Ibrahim
2013Corinne Price
2012Meriel May Geolot
2011Ardak Tauassarova
Mohamed Ali Mohamed Sood
Farnaz Mirshahi
2010Emily Hill
2009Megan Carpenter
Joel Valenzuela
2008Jessica Antoine
Supriya Anil
Philipp Mueller
2007Clive Kozah
Alifa Chowdhury
2006Patricia C Prada Jimenez
2005Patrick Byrne
2004Setara Pracha

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