Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

RLRH launches Graduate Horizons, a global application support programme for prospective students affected by displacement. 

Are you interested in pursuing a master's or PhD degree at the University of Oxford or other institutions worldwide for courses beginning September/October 2024? Would you like to receive 1:1 mentorship as you apply to graduate programmes and scholarships? Oxford University's Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH) is launching Graduate Horizons, a global application support programme for prospective students who have been affected by displacement, e.g., as refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, and stateless, among other categories.

Graduate Horizons is designed for students who have completed (or will soon complete) a bachelor’s degree and are interested in submitting applications for master's or PhD degrees that are set to begin in late 2024 at the University of Oxford and at other universities across the world. If you are selected to join the programme and receive mentorship, you will benefit from individual support from a current graduate student or alumni of Oxford who will:

  • Discuss available graduate courses and the application process for degrees at Oxford and elsewhere;
  • Help you navigate application processes for scholarships that you might be eligible for;
  • Provide feedback on the documents you prepare for submission to graduate degrees and/or scholarship applications.

Participants of Graduate Horizons will join a series of workshops that focus on: helping select a good-fit university and degree, writing a compelling personal statement, and drafting CVs and other required documents, among other topics. Workshops will take place from October–November 2023.

Information session

Want to know more? You're invited to join an information session to learn more about the support that will be available through Graduate Horizons. During the session, colleagues at the RLRH will discuss the materials you need to submit for this application, what you can expect from the programme, and answer any questions you may have on graduate application processes. Choose a session that suits your availability and register via Zoom:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 30 August at 11am BST. Register here.
  • Session 2: Thursday 7 September at 3pm BST. Register here.

If you cannot attend the live info session but would like to receive the recording, please email:

Eligibility criteria and application

Read the full eligibility criteria on the application form and apply before 11:59pm BST on Sunday 17 September.  All applicants will be contacted and informed of the result of their submission. Regardless of the outcome, everyone will be provided a comprehensive packet of information to assist in putting together materials to apply to graduate degrees.

If you have any additional comments or questions you can get in touch via email: 

We strongly encourage applications from individuals in social groups that are under-represented in this space, including, but not limited to, LGBTQI+, gender non-conforming, women, and disabled candidates. If you are uncertain whether you would like to participate in the programme, please get in touch.