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 are open to candidates who apply for a new master's or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.


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 and all DPhil courses. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the 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 master's or DPhil 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).

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

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.