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Oxford University Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine

The Oxford University Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine Programme (2024-25) is proudly supported by XTX Markets.

This scholarship programme will offer financial support to applicants who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. The scholarships are open to nationals of Ukraine who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine, and will provide support for full-time taught master’s students beginning one-year courses at Oxford in the 2024-25 academic year.

The Ukraine graduate scholars will join one-year taught master’s courses across the University of Oxford and they will receive funding to cover their course fees as well as a grant for living costs.

This scholarship programme is designed to assist Ukraine in ‘building back better’, the aim being that the scholars should be able to return and contribute to the reconstruction of Ukraine with the knowledge and networks gained from their one-year course.

The scholarships are open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria - see the Eligibility section of this page for further details. Eligible courses are available in a broad range of academic subjects. 

Each scholarship will cover course fees in full in addition to a £10,000 grant towards living expenses. Free accommodation and meals will be provided to scholars by the participating colleges.


These scholarships are available for applicants to one-year full-time taught master’s courses, who are:

  • nationals of Ukraine, and;
  • who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Others from neighbouring countries who can meet the evidence requirements for having been displaced by the war in Ukraine may also be considered for the scholarships.

With the focus of the programme to enable ‘building back better’ in mind, priority will be given to candidates on courses in MPLS, followed by Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

How to apply

We will contact you to ask you to apply for these scholarships and complete a separate scholarship form if you have:

1. applied for an eligible course by the relevant November, December or January application deadline for your course and received an offer;

2. your graduate application indicates that you meet the nationality criterion; and 

3. you have ticked the ‘refugee status’ box on the graduate application form.

What happens after you apply?

All applications for the Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine will be checked for eligibility and assessed by a panel of academics on the basis of academic merit, taking into account the divisional priority order set out above. All applicants will be contacted with the outcome of their scholarship application by email, usually by the end of June. Final college placements will also be confirmed for awards that are tenable at specific colleges only. If you are offered and accept a scholarship, this means your funding is now secure as long as you meet the conditions of your offer of a place to study at Oxford.