There are many reasons why pursuing graduate study in the U.K is a good idea.
Your academic discipline might be understood quite differently in the UK, with different underlying philosophical or methodological assumptions. Doing graduate work abroad will widen your sense of what kind of work you do (and how you should do it), along with strengthening your sense of an international academic community. If you already have a Masters, you might be drawn by the possibility of enrolling in a Doctorate of Philosophy, which is essentially a three-year graduate degree that would give you the British equivalent of a PhD. And if you’re interested in an international career, studying abroad offers a great launching pad.
Keep in mind that while most of these scholarships have deadlines in October / November, many also have internal NYU deadlines so that you can secure NYU’s endorsement. You will need to review the endorsement process at at each scholarship’s webpage here.
It’s imperative that there is a good fit between your current academic focus and the program of graduate study you wish to undertake in the United Kingdom. Oxford is not automatically the best fit, and none of these scholarships should be applied to for the prestige alone. Your proposed plan of study will need to be well-researched, and compelling. You can use the UK course search to find all types of institution that teach the courses you're interested in, or find a school, college or university by name here. The following websites should help to give you a better idea of what each university and college has to offer you: