The Ertegun Scholarship Programme

Ahmet and Mica Ertegun

The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities:
A World-Class Study and Work Environment

As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the humanities are brought together with one another and with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders - not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world's oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages. Ertegun Scholars have the exclusive use of The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun House for the Study of the Humanities, a building in the heart of Oxford dedicated to study and research by Ertegun Scholars, and they are mentored by Professor Rhodri Lewis, the full-time Ertegun Director and an Oxford faculty member. Ertegun Scholars have access to a programme of lectures, seminars, concerts and other activities designed especially for them. The ability to use Ertegun House for study and research is a unique part of the experience of an Ertegun Scholar.
For more information please download this brochure.


Marianna Losa E Ferreira de Castro reports on the special behind the scenes visit to the Weston library
Frazer MacDiarmid reports on the visit to the Royal Opera House by a group of Ertegun Scholars to see L'Elisir d'amore
Resident Alumnus Tobias Tan reports on the visit to Christ Church College by a group of Ertegun Scholars.
Ertegun Scholar Stefano Gandolfo reports on the performance of fellow Ertegun Scholar, Diale Mabitsela's music at the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building