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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.

New awards for 2021-22 Study

For the 2021-22 academic year, we are delighted to announce significant new scholarship support for UK Black and BAME applicants: 

  • The Black Academic Futures Scholarships are now available for UK Black and Mixed-Black students applying for research degrees at Oxford. 
  • New doctoral scholarships are now available for UK BAME applicants in Law.

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 January application deadline (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.

University departments/faculties

Department of Computing Science
DeepMind Scholarships

Open to applicants identifying as female and/or of Black or Minority Ethnic origin and/or from a low-participation area of the UK identified by post code at date of taking A-Levels, or equivalent. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Department of Computing Science 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. 

The Ruskin School of Art
The Ruskin School of Art TORCH-Mellon PGR scholarship for UK BAME

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

Saïd Business School 
Executive MBA Scholarships for Women

Open to women only. Course restrictions apply. 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 women only. Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Saïd Business School 
Global Leadership Council (GLC) Scholarships for Women

Open to women only. Course restrictions apply. 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 women only. Course restrictions apply. 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 women only. Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Saïd Business School website. 

Saïd Business School 
Oxford-Adara Foundation Scholarships

Open to women only. Course and country restrictions apply. 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 women only. Course restrictions apply. 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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian graduates only. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Perkins Trust website and the Green Templeton College website. 

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

Open to women only. Course restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Green Templeton College website and the Saïd Business School website. 

Regent's Park College
Regent's Park College: Aziz Foundation Scholarship

Applicants should be active within a Muslim community and their wider community. Course and country restrictions apply. Full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply is available on the Regent's Park College website. 

University and colleges - jointly offered

University and Colleges
Black Academic Futures Scholarships

Open to UK Black/mixed Black research programme applicants only. Course and 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 Pembroke College
UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities

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

Humanities Division and St Cross College
UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities

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

Humanities Division and Wadham College
UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities

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

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. 

Faculty of Law and Christ Church
Law Faculty - Christ Church College BAME scholarship

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

Faculty of Law and Merton College
Law Faculty - Merton College BAME scholarship

Open to BAME applicants only. Course 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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