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Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida)

The Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida) funds current students of the State University System of Florida (SUSF) to study one-year, full-time master’s courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’ subjects) at the University of Oxford.

The Programme is supported by the generosity of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation. The first Frost scholars began their studies in October 2014 and the Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida) will continue to offer ten scholarships each year until 2018. 

Frost scholars will also take part in an exclusive week-long orientation programme at one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, Exeter College, to introduce them to academic life at Oxford just before the start of their course.

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and grant for living costs of £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.  

“We are delighted to see a continuing stream of strong applicants from Florida and look forward to welcoming the next cohort of Frost Scholars to the University. In time we hope that many more bright students from Florida will have such generous support for their studies at Oxford.” 

Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford

From October 2015 the Frost scholarship is also open to students from Israel. For more information about the Frost scholarship for students from Israel, see the Frost Scholarship Programme (Israel) page.

Frost Scholarship in the media

Ten Florida students receive a Frost Scholarship to study at Oxford University, Capital Soup (USA), 15/04/2015

UCF McNair Scholar Headed to University of Oxford, UCF Today (USA), 15/05/2015

Off to Oxford: Students win prestigious Frost Scholarships, Florida State 24/7 (USA), 29/04/2015

UF students awarded Oxford scholarships, Alligator (USA) 21/04/2015

Scholarship outcomes

Decisions were made in early May 2016 and successful applicants have been notified. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications. 

You must be a current student of the State University System of Florida (a list of eligible institutions is available on the SUSF Board of Governors website). You must also be ordinarily resident in the state of Florida in the USA.

You must be applying to start a new, one-year, full-time master’s course at Oxford. The complete list of eligible courses is below:

MSc Applied Statistics
MSc Archaeological Science
MSt Archaeological Science
MSc Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
MSc Clinical Embryology
MSc Computer Science
MSc Endovascular Neurosurgery (Interventional Neuroradiology)
MSc Environmental Change & Management
MSc Global Health Science
MSc History of Science, Medicine & Technology
MSc Integrated Immunology
MSc Mathematical & Computational Finance
MSc Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing
MSc Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
MSc Mathematics & Foundations of Computer Science
MSc Medical Anthropology
MSc Nature, Society & Environmental Governance
MSc Neuroscience
MSc Pharmacology
MSt Philosophy of Physics
MSc Psychological Research
MSc Radiation Biology
MSc Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
MSc Water Science, Policy & Management

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The programme aims to have one graduate from each of the SUSF universities represented in each annual cohort of scholars and preference shall be given to applicants in order to achieve this aim. However, if this is not possible, scholarships may be awarded to additional eligible applicants from the SUSF universities from which a scholar has already been selected.

In selecting the annual cohort of scholars, priority will be given to applicants in order to fulfil the aim of representing a range of subject areas.

Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2016-17 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship. Course applications submitted by the relevant January deadline for your course (8 January or 22 January 2016) will be prioritised. Course applications submitted by 11 March (together with any applications which were held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline) will also be considered. See the Courses page for the applicable deadlines for your course.

We will use the details you insert in the Qualifications section of the graduate application form to determine your previous education institutions. For further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the Qualifications section of the graduate application form and also the Technical Help

College preference

All graduate students at the University of Oxford benefit from membership not only of their department, but also of one of our multi-disciplinary colleges. Applicants may select a preferred college as part of their application or leave the allocation of a college to the University. Applicants are particularly encouraged to consider making Exeter College their preferred college, as this is where the pre-course orientation programme will be held. However, if Exeter College does not accept students for your course, or if you have another college preference, then specifying any other preferred college, or none, will not affect your chances of being offered a place on your course or being awarded a Frost Scholarship.