Advice for Applicants
Satisfaction of assessment criteria
Applicants should clearly explain their motivations, leadership potential, and academic excellence in their applications. Evidence of past experience, successes, and future professional direction are encouraged.
For examples of Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars’ interests, potential, and achievements, please visit our blog or watch a short series of YouTube videos of Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars talking about their time at Oxford.
During the interview
Clear motivation: Shortlisted candidates should demonstrate strong motivation for their choice of course and its relevance to their future professional objectives.
Proven leadership: Shortlisted candidates should demonstrate their leadership skills and qualities with specific evidence, explicating their actions’ impact and significance.
Scholarship understanding: Shortlisted candidates should demonstrate an understanding of Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trusts’ commitment and activities.
Technical matters: Interviews are conducted via Skype. Reliable Internet, a working camera on the computer, and a quiet and uninterrupted environment ensure that the interview goes smoothly.
My experience has been wonderful. It was the perfect welcome to Oxford and a great opportunity to meet incredible people who, despite being from completely different backgrounds and pursuing different programmes, share so many views with me. The seminar readings were very inspiring, and they gave us a chance to connect with each other on a very deep level.