Ellison Scholars

The Ellison Scholars programme features project-based learning with mentorship by world experts. The Scholars will work collaboratively with other Scholars and EIT Faculty to solve problems that matter to humankind. The Scholars programme fully funds course fees at the University of Oxford, and includes a generous stipend to cover all living expenses. It will prepare Scholars to become global technology innovators and leaders of the future.

Education, Innovation and Solving Global Problems

“The next generation of political and entrepreneurial leaders will inhabit a world being continuously transformed by technological advancement. Progress in artificial intelligence, genetics, robotics and data science will fundamentally transform a majority of our economy and change the way we live, work and govern ourselves.” – Larry Ellison

The Scholars Programme

Fully Funded Studies & Internships

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 year-round programme includes paid summer internships, with continued work on the Scholar’s project within EIT’s humane endeavours.

Make Meaningful Project Contributions

Join a team with other Scholars and faculty to work on important projects during the academic year and summers. The projects will initially be designed by a Faculty Fellow and the Scholar will be chosen to help advance the goals of the project. Design and build software, sensors, small molecules, proteins, new materials—the only limits—imagination and natural law.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Each Scholar will be chosen by an EIT Faculty Fellow to work collaboratively on their project. All projects are multidisciplinary and are comprised of a team that includes other Scholars, the Faculty of Fellows, other EIT scientists and engineers, as well as students and faculty of affiliated universities to help the Scholar achieve their goals.

State of the Art Facilities

Los Angeles and Oxford campuses include laboratories for robot development, state of the art proteomic analysis and genomic sequencing, labs to study and engineer biology, advanced cloud-controlled greenhouses, and the world’s largest computer for designing and training artificial neural networks: a 16,000 node NVIDIA H100 GPU supercluster interconnected by low latency, high bandwidth RDMA network.

Lifelong Scholars Network

The relationship of the Scholar with EIT will not end after they receive an Oxford degree—they 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. Projects may receive long-term future funding as spin-off companies. We expect Alumni Scholars will provide mentorship and guidance to future Scholars.

Our Ideal Candidate

The Ellison Scholars programme is looking for approximately twenty candidates from around the world each year, who are passionate about solving humanity’s most serious problems. Admission into the programme is dependent upon a successful application to the University of Oxford through their admissions process, followed by selection by EIT’s Faculty of Fellows for the scholarship.

Stay in Touch

If you are an interested applicant or organisation, subscribe to Ellison Scholars News for the latest updates.