Oxford-Trygfonden Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarships have been established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 2013-14 saw the very first Oxford Graduate Scholars begin their studies.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges.

TrygFonden and the University of Oxford have established the Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarships, available to candidates ordinarily resident in Denmark who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas related to the use of science as evidence in public policy.

TrygFonden is a Danish not-for-profit foundation which aims to make Denmark a safer place to be; its mission is to inspire everyone in Denmark to take responsibility for their own safety as well as that of others. The Foundation promotes safety, health and wellbeings.

TrygFonden is engaged in searching for innovative solutions to complex challenges in our society. The foundation encourages close interactions between scientific research and the practical world in which interventions are developed, tested, and implemented. The key objectives of the Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarships are to strengthen Denmark’s capacity in this area and enable talented graduate students to achieve their full potential.

TrygFonden is the philanthropic arm of the Danish company TryghedsGruppen, the owner of the insurance company Tryg. The Foundation aims to create value and enhance quality of life through long-term investments in relevant projects and by providing generous philanthropic donations.

The scholarship will cover 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Closing date: January deadline, depending on your course.

Residency: the scholarship is only open to residents of Denmark.

For more information please visit the University's website.