Eligibility | Clarendon Scholarships | University of Oxford
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Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.


All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.

Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria!

Level of study

All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible.

This encompasses all full-time and part-time master's courses and all DPhil programmes. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Graduate Admissions Courses page.

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.


Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no preference for any particular subject area.

Other criteria

Candidates applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a master's degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).

Candidates who already have a place but who deferred entry from a previous year are not eligible to apply (as you were considered for Clarendon in the year that you applied for your place).

Students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford in the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.

You must apply by the January deadline relevant to your course. Information about deadlines is available on the Course pages.