The innovation projects aim to solve global problems through technology and are at the centre of gravity for both EIT and the Ellison Scholars programme. The programme is looking to find outstandingly talented people who have the skills and abilities to contribute significantly to specific projects within our humane endeavours. Exact projects will be determined when students enter the programme.

Undergraduate Ellison Scholars will work on a project year-round, alongside their university studies, and full-time during much of the University’s long vacation (i.e. the summer break). Working shoulder-to-shoulder with world-leading experts to solve real-world problems through technology whilst studying for a fully-funded undergraduate degree at one of the top universities in the world is what sets this scholarship programme apart.


  • An academic scholarship that funds all course fees at the University of Oxford, with a generous stipend to cover things such as travel, programming, accommodation and living expenses. 
  • The multi-year programme includes the equivalent of paid internships, with continued work on a project within EIT’s humane endeavours.
  • Join a team with other Scholars and the EIT Faculty of Fellows to work on important projects during the academic year and summers.
  • Scholars will have ongoing access to EIT technology and human assets as they continue working toward profound change in their home country and around the world


Applicants must:

  • Have met, or be on track to meet, the University’s English Language requirements for their chosen undergraduate degree
  • Have, or be on track to have, a secondary education/high school leaving qualification, diploma or certificate accepted by the University of Oxford (*see note below)
  • Have met, or be on track to meet, the entry requirements for their chosen undergraduate degree (including minimum grade requirements)
  • Applicants must also meet our selection criteria before starting an application.

*Applicants who have/are studying for a high school leaving qualification that is not currently accepted by the University of Oxford are welcome to apply to the Ellison Scholars programme. The Ellison Scholars team will work with a small selection of exceptionally deserving applicants to explore alternative pathways that could lead to eligibility for the University of Oxford.

Selection Process

Applicants will need to show that they are aligned and committed to EIT’s vision?by demonstrating a deep understanding of global problems in at least one of EIT’s four humane endeavours.

In addition, applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Advanced technology-related skills
  • A proven track record in innovating to solve problems
  • Outstanding aptitude in a subject that relates to one of EIT’s humane endeavours or projects

Method of Application

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For More Information,

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2024.