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Luksic Scholarship at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Full scholarship for Chileans accepted onto the MPP program at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Applications: Closed

Application

Applications: Closed

Location

Oxford, UK

Eligibility

Chileans pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

About the Program

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year closed in January of 2024. Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year will open around September 2024 and this page will be updated accordingly.

You can access the 2023 information session via YouTube. 

The Luksic Scholarship for Public Service at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government has been established to support the creation of trained leaders and experts with a public vocation, based on specific competencies and experiences that allow individuals to generate change in their professional environment.

The Blavatnik School’s vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. They are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide.

A total of 3 Scholarships are available for Chilean candidates who are accepted onto the School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. This degree, taught by academics as well as expert practitioners, is a transformative opportunity for current and future leaders to study with world-class faculty, to learn how policy is made, and to sharpen analytical, decision-making and implementation skills. Interested candidates must apply to the School and receive an offer of admission for the MPP in order to be considered for the Luksic Scholarship.

Program Duration: 1 year (start: September – end: November of the following year – depending on the completion of the Summer Project). Find more information about the program structure on the School’s MPP page.

Program Location: Oxford, UK.

Program Application Dates: Individuals who wish to apply to the Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Oxford and plan to request financial aid, must apply directly to Oxford via their application process. Applications opened in September of 2023 and close on Friday, January 5th, 2024 at 12:00 midday UK time. 

Program Applicant Characteristics and Eligibility: Please refer to the University of Oxford’s Application page as the University manages the admissions and selection processes for the MPP program.

Scholarship Coverage: The Luksic Scholarship is a comprehensive funding package that provides full tuition coverage and a stipend based on a cost of living analysis to cover living expenses for the entire program duration (1 year). It also includes a one-off payment once Scholars register for their classes at Oxford to retroactively cover the costs involved in arriving and installing themselves in Oxford (i.e. flight costs, accommodation deposits, etc.).

Scholarship Eligibility: Offer holders who are Chilean nationals (being ordinarily resident in Chile). Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in social and public policy challenges in Chile, and a strong commitment to public service.

Scholarship Application (via Oxford): Individuals who receive an admissions offer to study the MPP program are required to complete and submit a Scholarship Questionnaire provided by the Blavatnik School of Government in order to be considered for the Luksic Scholarship. The School exclusively manages the application, selection, and allocation of funding via their own protocols without any participation of the Luksic Scholars Foundation. Please refer to the MPP’s Fees and Funding page for additional details on this process.

For admission queries, please write to [email protected]

An information session was organized between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and the University of Oxford that took place on November 16th, 2022. It included remarks and a presentation from the Blavatnik School of Government, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording here.

More info

Candidates will be awarded scholarships and/or funding directly from the university to which they apply. The university is exclusively responsible for selection and admissions decisions, and does so at its complete discretion and, subject only to the eligibility conditions established by the respective program. The Luksic Scholars Foundation has no participation or influence in the application processes, admissions decisions, or awarding of scholarships.

what scholars say
When you are in the middle of the application process, you put a lot of energy and effort into achieving the goal, you get excited about every aspect of the project of studying abroad … and having the economic support to achieve those dreams is incredible!”
Valentina Rosas, 2018
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