The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

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 Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins, 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.


Ertegun Scholars saw two very different kinds of portrait at the beginning of February, visiting both the grand Banqueting House in Whitehall and Grayson Perry's latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Ashmolean Director Xa Sturgis and Board Member Bert Smith hosted a wonderful private view and dinner for the Scholars to introduce them to the Ashmolean's unique Gods In Colour exhibition.
Scholars were given a tour of the unique St Catherine's College by Professor Gervase Rosser.