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Scholarships and funding for under-represented groups

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The departments, colleges and central university have a range of scholarships available to support applicants from under-represented groups to undertake graduate study at Oxford. 

Oxford aims to attract and admit students with outstanding academic potential whatever their race, religion or background, providing a unique experience including the chance to work with leading academics in world-class facilities.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Oxford's academic mission.

Awards for 2022-23 Study

For the 2022-23 academic year, we are delighted to announce the expansion of the Black Academic Futures Scholarships for UK Black and Mixed-Black Students.

A range of other scholarships are available to support applicants from under-represented groups.

Explore scholarships for under-represented groups

A range of graduate scholarships are available for under-represented groups. For many scholarships, you simply need to apply to your chosen course by its December or January application deadline, whichever is relevant to your course (shown on the course page) and you will then automatically be considered for the funding for which you are eligible. 

The information below is provided in addition to information about the full range of options for funding graduate study at Oxford, which can be found in our dedicated Fees and funding section.

The listings below are updated regularly as new scholarships are launched. Select each scholarship to show further information about its eligibility criteria and how to apply.

University

University
Crankstart Graduate Scholarship

Open to former undergraduate Crankstart scholars applying to pursue taught postgraduate study at Oxford. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Graduate Admissions website.

Academic divisions

Department for Continuing Education
Departmental bursaries

Open to UK-based students who receive benefits because they are on a low income. Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Department for Continuing Education website.

University departments/faculties

African Studies Centre (Oxford School of Global and Area Studies)
FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

Open to South African graduate applicants for the MSc African Studies. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the African Studies Centre website.

Blavatnik School of Government
Roma Education Fund Scholarship

Open to applicants with Roma ethnicity only. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Blavatnik School of Government website. 

Department of Engineering Science
Energy Systems Scholarship

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Abdul Raufu Mustapha Scholarship

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Departmental Scholarship for MPhil Development Studies

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Departmental Scholarship for MSc Economics for Development

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Departmental Scholarship for MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Departmental Scholarship for MSc Migration Studies

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Department of International Development
Departmental Scholarship for MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed. More information will be added here shortly.

Faculty of Law and Saïd Business School
MSc in Law and Finance Financial Aid Awards

Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Faculty of Law website.

Mathematical Institute, Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistics
Jane Street Graduate Scholarships

Open to Black and Mixed-Black students as part of the University's Black Academic Futures scholarships. Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Mathematical Institute website and information about Jane Street can be found on the Jane Street website

Nuffield Department of Medicine
Tropical Network Fund

Open to students from low and middle income countries. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Nuffield Department of Medicine website.

Saïd Business School
Executive MBA Forté Fellowships for Women

Open to female applicants applying for the Executive MBA programme. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Saïd Business School 
The Oxford Executive MBA Scholarships for Women in association with the 30% Club

Open to female applicants applying for the Executive MBA programme. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website. 

Saïd Business School 
Forté Fellowships for Women

Open to female applicants applying to the MBA. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Saïd Business School 
The Laidlaw Scholarships

Open to female applicants applying to the MBA. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website. 

Saïd Business School
MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership Scholarship for Women

Open to female applicants applying for the MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website. 

Saïd Business School
MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarships for Women

Open to female applicants applying for the MSc in Major Programme Management. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Saïd Business School
Oxford Executive Diploma Scholarships for Women

Open to female applicants applying for a Diploma programme. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website. 

Colleges

Green Templeton College 
Green Templeton College Charlie Perkins Scholarship

Open to graduate applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian nationality. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Green Templeton College website and more information can be found on the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust website. 

Green Templeton College
Green Templeton College: Oxford-Intesa Sanpaolo MBA Graduate Scholarship

Open to female applicants accepted for an MBA. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional academic merit and financial need. Tenable at Green Templeton College only. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Green Templeton College website and further information can be found on the Saïd Business School website. 

St Peter's College
St Peter's College Sim Studentship

Open to applicants applying for MSc Taught course in Pharmacology. Full eligibility criterial and guidance on how to apply is available on the Department of Pharmacology website.

University and colleges - jointly offered

University and Colleges
Black Academic Futures Scholarships

Open to UK Black/mixed Black research programme applicants only. Country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Academic Futures webpage.

Department of Education and Brasenose College
The Brasenose Graduate Opportunity Scholarship

Open to BAME applicants only. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Brasenose College website. 

Humanities Division and colleges
UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities

Details for 2022-23 entry are still to be confirmed for these awards. More information will be added here shortly.

Faculty of Law and Brasenose College
Criminology DPhil BAME Scholarship

Open to UK BAME applicants only. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Faculty of Law website. 

University, Student Union and colleges - jointly offered

University, Student Union and colleges
Oxford Refugee Scholarship

Open to refugees and forced migrants only. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Graduate Admissions website. 

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