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Are you interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD degree at the University of Oxford or other universities in 2023? Would you like to receive 1:1 mentorship as you apply to graduate programmes and scholarships? Oxford's Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH) is launching OGASS, an application support scheme for prospective students who have been affected by forced displacement, e.g., as refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, and stateless, among other categories.

The programme is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in beginning a graduate degree in late 2023. If you’re selected to join OGASS, you will be matched with a mentor who will:

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

OGASS participants will benefit from a series of workshops that focus on helping them choose a university and degree, write a compelling personal statement, and draft CVs and other required documents, among other topics. The workshops will take place throughout November 2022.

Eligibility criteria and application

Read the full eligibility criteria in the application form and apply before Monday 24th October by 5pm BST to be matched with a mentor!

Information session

Want to know more? You're invited to join an information session on Monday 17th October at 12 noon BST. During the session, colleagues at the RLRH will discuss the materials you need to submit for this application, what you can expect to benefit from while on OGASS, and answer any questions you may have on graduate application processes. Find more details and register here.

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