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 Gervase Rosser, 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.
Once the Ertegun Scholars have completed their courses they become part of a growing alumni community. Ertegun Alumni are invited to participate in events held at Ertegun House and are encouraged to organise their own events whenever possible. The mentorship and continuity provided by our alumni play a vital role in the support that we can offer the current Ertegun Scholars.