The AfOx Visiting Fellowship

Deadline: 31 January 2020
Open to: legal resident of an African country
Benefits: travel expenses (airfare), accommodation, and a modest stipend will be covered by the host University


The Africa Oxford Initiative aims to substantially increase scholarships for African students at The University of Oxford, particularly at postgraduate level. AfOx fosters the establishment of equitable and sustainable collaborations between African Academics and the University of Oxford.

Applicants can choose to apply to any of these fellowship programs:

  • AfOx Collaborative Fellowship (Open to all disciplines, but applicants need to have a collaborator based at the University of Oxford before applying)
  • AfOx Law Fellowship
  • AfOx TRADE Fellowship
  • AfOx TORCH Fellowship
  • AfOx ASC Fellowship
  • AfOx Nekton Fellowship


Applicants must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. degree or research equivalent
  • Be a legal resident of an African country
  • Be working for an African academic or research institution
  • Have an existing collaborator in the University of Oxford or been in contact with a potential collaborator


  • The Fellows appointed will be provided with an en-suite, single occupancy study bedroom with all meals provided in the host College.
  • A temporary University card for and temporary membership to the college Senior Common Room will be granted for the period of residency.
  • The fellowship will also include airfare, visa fee and a maintenance allowance for incidental expenses.

How to apply?

Email applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted online, via the link that can be found on each chosen Fellowship page. Successful applicants will be contacted no later than two months from the application closing date, January 31 2020. AfOx will not be able to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

For further information about the application process for each specific fellowship, check their official website.