Become a Fellow

Whether you are looking for your next challenge, or planning a wholesale career move, becoming an Oxford Policy Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to apply your legal knowledge within an international development context.

The Fellowship is the start of an exciting new chapter in your career. It opens the door to a career with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organisations.

Our next recruitment round for Fellows will open soon. Recruitment for 2020-2022 Fellowships will open in December 2019 and will be announced on this page. Please check back for more information on what is required for submitting an application. In the meantime, please read through the information here. There are also answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, and information about our current Fellows.

Statistics from the 2019 recruitment:

  • The Fellowship received 171 applicants for ten posts with 86% of the applicants from the ‘global South’;
  • The Fellowship Programme Staff conducted 47 first round interviews and 26 panel interviews in Oxford, New Deli, New York and Nairobi;
  • Governments selected ten Fellows: applicants come from Nigeria(2), Kenya (3), Malaysia, Australia, United States, Botswana, and India; seven are women and three are men.


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