Visiting Fellowships
Visiting Research Fellowships

The Centre has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison, dialogue and exchange between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning. Protocols of academic cooperation exist between the Centre and many institutions worldwide, facilitating the exchange of scholars and researchers. The Centre's programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships plays a key role in these international activities. Since its inception in 1987 the programme has brought to Oxford scholars and students from more than forty countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

An expanding programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships enables the Centre to bring to Oxford scholars from around the world with academic interests in the Islamic world.

  • Distinguished Fellowships are awarded periodically by invitation.

  • Research Fellowships

    From time to time, the Centre advertises other Research Fellowships. They are awarded in support of those who wish to pursue independent full-time study and research.

  • Vacancies for permanent positions are advertised here.

Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships are awarded annually to enable scholars or writers to spend an extended period of  independent study and research at Oxford. The following Fellowships are established at the Centre:

Visiting Research Fellowships

The Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships are offered each year to scholars from Asia and Africa.

Applications for 2016/17 Visiting Fellowship and Visiting Research Fellowship are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is 16 December 2015. Click to download the 2016-17 poster.

Chevening Visiting Fellowships

Applications for Chevening Visiting Research Fellowships are now CLOSED.

The Centre also has a Chevening Visiting Fellowships Programme which is run with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For 2016 entry, up to four fully funded Chevening-OCIS Visiting Fellowships are available to candidates from the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Please note that applications are made online via the Chevening website and the closing date for applications for 2016-17 entry is 3rd November 2015. For more information, and to apply, see .

Chevening-OCIS Visiting Fellowships leaflet: Click to download

SC-OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance

Applications for the SC-OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is 24 January 2016.

The Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, under a Scholar in Residence Programme in Islamic Finance is jointly supported by the Centre and the Securities Commission Malaysia. The Visiting Fellow will be expected to conduct research on a topic of contemporary relevance to the field of Islamic Finance. The tenure of the Visiting Fellowship is for one academic year.

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SC-OCIS Fellowship in Islamic Finance brochure: Click to download

SC-OCIS Fellowship in Islamic Finance application form: Click to download

CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is 1st February 2016.

Click to download the CHCI Visiting Fellowship 2016-17 poster.

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - Vacancies

The CLOSING DATE for Merdeka Scholarship applications is Friday 24th January 2016