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Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida)

The Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida) funds current students of the State University System of Florida and University of Miami 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. 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 scholars will 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 a grant for living costs (of at least £14,553). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


Scholarship outcomes

Decisions are expected to be made by the end of April 2018.  If you have not heard from us by this time then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  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 applying to start a new master’s course at Oxford. The following courses are eligible:

MSc Archaeological Science
MSt Archaeological Science
MSc Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
MSc Clinical Embryology
MSc Computer Science
MSc Environmental Change & Management
MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
MSc History of Science, Medicine & Technology
MSc Integrated Immunology
MSc Mathematical & Computational Finance
MSc Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing
MSc Mathematical Sciences
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 Social Data Science
MSc Statistical Science
MSc Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
MSc Water Science, Policy & Management

You must be a current student of the State University System of Florida (SUSF) or of the University of Miami. A list of eligible SUSF institutions is available on the SUSF Board of Governors website. You must also be ordinarily resident in the state of Florida in the USA. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The programme aims to have one graduate from each of the SUSF universities and University of Miami 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 or the University of Miami 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.

This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2018-19.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you are recommended to submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. Applications by the January deadlines will be prioritised. See the courses page for the deadline applicable to 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.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not be eligible for scholarship consideration unless scholarships are still available after the decisions have been made regarding applications received by the January deadline.

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.