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The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme promotes curiosity and interdisciplinary thinking, removing intellectual and national barriers in order to bring the world together. Our steadily growing alumni community bears eloquent testament to the success of this mission.

Ertegun Alumni are now distributed around the world, pursuing both academic and wider careers. At the end of 2022-23 there were 151 Alumni pursuing a variety of occupations and based in 22 countries. Of the hundred and thirty-two scholars who joined the Programme for a Master’s degree, sixty-one have continued into funded doctoral programmes, including thirty-two in the US; twenty-three who have continued their studies at Oxford; and nine more studying elsewhere in Britain and Europe. Thirty-one alumni of the Programme are pursuing careers in academia while ten already hold Assistant Professorships, including at Brown, Boston, Chicago, Yale, and the University of Southern California in the USA, the University of Toronto in Canada, and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa Others are in post-doctoral research positions at Cambridge, Oxford, London, Ankara and Boston.

By encouraging innovative thinking, the Programme promotes success in all fields, not just the academic, and other Ertegun Alumni are already pursuing a wide range of different career paths: in the financial sector, cybersecurity, local business, broadcasting, the charitable sector, teaching, and government service. As the number of Alumni grows, the areas of the globe and the fields of activity touched by the Ertegun mission will steadily increase.