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The 12 inaugural Fellows were selected from a large number of applications, and are based in a range of countries across Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Europe. They identify as stateless, internally displaced, asylum seekers, and as current or former refugees. Scholars have completed undergraduate degrees (or have equivalent experience), and several have been awarded a first graduate degree. All have academic aspirations to go on to graduate study in Oxford or at other leading universities. Download their bios to learn more about each fellow. 

The RSC Fellowship in Refugee Studies is an advanced year-long bridging programme offered to learners with experience of displacement. Fellows receive stipends to engage in three terms of study, following the Oxford academic calendar, culminating in independent and group research research projects. They complete the year with a three-month professional research placement with partner organisations. For more information on the fellowship, including instructions on how to apply (applications are currently closed), visit the online form or write to us at