I am a PhD Student at a Swiss University, wishing to spend a year of research at Oxford. Am I eligible? Berrow Foundation Scholars may follow any course of study within Oxford University leading to the award of a graduate degree (research or taught) at Oxford (e.g. DPhil, MPhil, MSt, BCL/MJur). More information on Oxford Graduate Degrees on : https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/courses-a-z-listing If you are an exchange student, you can still apply but not for an exchange year as such. You would be required to pursue a full one degree course.
I graduated from a Swiss University, am domiciled in Switzerland but am a foreign national. Am I eligible? No. Candidates must be nationals of, and domiciled in, either Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
I am a Swiss national. Does the Berrow Foundation require my parents' proof of nationality? No. Until recently the Berrow Foundation requested a proof of the nationality of the parents of the applicant in order to determine their fee status with the University. Swiss applicants who had been normally resident in Switzerland for at least three years and of whose parents at least one was a Swiss national were eligible to be classified in the UK category for fees purposes. Unfortunately, this changed a few years ago, Swiss students being now classified as overseas students for fee purposes. Nevertheless, the Berrow Foundation still covers the full tuition fees.
I graduated from a Swiss University in 2012. Am I eligible? No. Candidates to all Berrow Foundation Scholarships must not be more than five years beyond graduation from their first degree at one of the eligible Swiss universities, except for candidates in medicine, for whom the five-year limit dates from obtaining the Federal Diploma in medicine (see also answer to question below).
I am a graduate from Zurich University. Am I eligible? The Berrow Foundation Schloarship is open to graduates from of one of the following universities: Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel or the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne. The Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarship is open to graduates from any Swiss university, including the ETHZ and the EPFL (i.e. with subjects of study limited to medicine, biology or chemistry).
I am a Swiss graduate already studying at Oxford. Am I eligible? No. Applicants should not currently be studying for an award at Oxford.
Is Lincoln College the only college available for Berrow Scholars? Yes. In order to be considered for a Berrow Foundation Scholarship (application for the Scholarship), candidates must apply at the same time to the University of Oxford (application for the course) and state Lincoln College as their preferred College choice.
I cannot state Lincoln as my college of preference in my Oxford University Application Form. Am I eligible? Yes. Should any candidate wish to apply for a course that is not currently associated with Lincoln College please contact the College at the earliest opportunity for advice on how to complete the application form: email firstname.lastname@example.org
The piece of written work I would like to submit is 2,000 words long, excluding references. Does it respect the word limit? Yes. If references appear in footmarks but not if they are in the text.
The application for a Berrow Scholarship requires three referees, whereas the application for my degree only requires two. Can the two referees that are common to both applications send the same recommendation letter? Yes.
What information is relied upon to make admissions decisions? Admission to your chosen Oxford University course is a precondition. Candidates should note that the committee will not only pay attention to scholastic achievement but also to qualities such as truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship. It will also look for moral force of character and the instincts to lead and take an interest in one's contemporaries. These attributes, which are partly inspired by those required by the Rhodes Trustees, reflect the aims of the Berrow Foundation.