The Oxford University Africa Society (AfriSoc) is structured to focus on the African affairs at the University of Oxford, UK. The Society seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students interested in Africa to critically engage. Above all, AfriSoc is a community of change agents passionate about Africa.
One of the primary objectives of the University of Oxford’s Africa Society is to increase the number of African students at the University of Oxford. The Africa Society is a student-run organization, offering support to African students at Oxford and seeking to foster the development of a stimulating, comfortable and familiar space for Africans at Oxford.
The program is an avenue whereby African students interested in studying in UK on scholarship can easily apply properly and become success through proper guidance. This mentorship program is created to achieve this aim. This is done by matching the applicants with a fellow African student who has studied or is currently studying at Oxford in the same academic area. On the other hand, not will you be guided toward successful application for entry into University of Oxford, but also will be exposed to other important application strategies to other top UK universities.
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The Programme’s Benefits
- A mentor of similar regional background and/or in similar field of study
- Review of application documents
- Support with questions about the academic programmes in Oxford
- Advice on securing funding
- First-hand insight into what to expect from living and studying in Oxford
Structure of the Programme
The following are the programme structure for the 2019 Oxford Africa Society Mentorship Programme:
- Introduction: This stage allow the mentee and mentor to get to know each other, allowing the mentor to introduce the application process.
- Submission of CVs and Reference Letters: Here the mentor tells the mentee the procedure for drafting the CV and highlighting on the reference letter and how to go about it.
- Writing a Personal Statement: In this stage, the mentor and mentee will discuss a draft of the mentee’s personal statement.
- Funding: In this stage the specific requirements of various scholarship applications will be discussed. It is required of the mentee to already identify scholarships for which they are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: The submission for the mentorship programme is 18th November, 2019.
Interested students can follow this application to start application – Apply Here.
For more information on this programme see the 2019 Oxford Africa Society Mentorship Programme.