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Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees

The Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees offers full financial support to pursue graduate study at Oxford for those who have been displaced within or outside Ukraine.

Thanks to the generous support of the University and its colleges, as well as donors and funding partners, up to 20 graduate scholarships for one-year full-time postgraduate courses (master’s) will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarships are open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria below and have been selected for a place on one of the eligible master’s courses (see the Eligibility section of this page for further details). Courses are available in a broad range of academic subjects. 

Each scholarship will cover your course fees in full and will provide you with £7,500 to cover your living expenses for the duration of your course. Free accommodation and meals, when the college kitchens are open, will be provided by the participating colleges.

The deadline for applications to the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees will be 12:00 midday UK time on Monday 20 June 2022. Please refer to the eligibility criteria and application instructions in the Eligibility and How to apply sections of this page.

Eligibility

Up to 20 scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Ukraine and who have been displaced within or outside Ukraine. These scholarships are open to those meeting the eligibility criteria and who will have been selected for a place on an eligible full-time one-year master’s degree at the University of Oxford to start in September or October 2022.

If you have already received a funding offer from the University, you will not be eligible for this scheme.

Lists of eligible courses in each academic division and the Department for Continuing Education can be found below. 

Eligible courses offered by the Department for Continuing Education

CourseCourse code(s)Department/Faculty
Diplomatic Studies, MStTS_DS1Continuing Education
Translational Health Sciences, MScTM_GV1Continuing Education

Eligible courses offered by the Humanities Division

CourseCourse code(s)Department/Faculty
Ancient Philosophy, MStTS_AV1Philosophy
Celtic Studies, MStTS_FY1Medieval and Modern Languages
Classical Hebrew Studies, MStTS_OS6E1Oriental Studies
Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, MStTS_GD1Humanities Division Interdisciplinary Courses
Digital Scholarship, MScTM_NJ1Humanities Division Interdisciplinary Courses
Economic and Social History, MScTM_HN1History
English (1550-1700), MStTS_EL6F1English Language and Literature
English (1700-1830), MStTS_EL6G2English Language and Literature
English (1830-1914), MStTS_EL6H2English Language and Literature
English (1900-present), MStTS_EL6E1English Language and Literature
English (650-1550), MStTS_EL6B1English Language and Literature
English and American Studies, MStTS_EA1English Language and Literature
Film Aesthetics, MStTS_FA1Humanities Division Interdisciplinary Courses
Fine Art, MFATF_FR1Ruskin School of Art
Global and Imperial History, MStTS_HJ1History
Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature, MStTS_GL1Classics
Greek and/or Roman History , MStTS_GR1Classics
History of Art and Visual Culture, MStTS_HR1History
History of Science, Medicine and Technology, MScTM_HS2History
History, MStTS_HY6A3, TS_HY6B3, TS_HY6C3, TS_HY6D3, TS_HY6E3, TS_HY6F3, TS_HY6G3, TS_HY6H3, TS_HY6I3History
Islamic Art and Architecture, MStTS_OS6M2Oriental Studies
Islamic Studies and History, MStTS_OS6N1Oriental Studies
Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period, MStTS_OS6S1Oriental Studies
Jewish Studies, MStTS_OS6R1Oriental Studies
Korean Studies, MStTS_OS6T1Oriental Studies
Late Antique and Byzantine Studies , MStTS_LVBY1History
Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, MStTS_CPK6A2, TS_CPK6B2Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics
Medieval Studies, MStTS_MT1Humanities Division Interdisciplinary Courses
Modern Languages, MStTS_Q2Medieval and Modern Languages
Modern Middle Eastern Studies, MScTM_OS5C1Oriental Studies
Music (Composition), MStTS_MU6B1Music
Music (Musicology), MStTS_MU6A1Music
Music (Performance), MStTS_MU6C1Music
Oriental Studies, MStTS_OS1Oriental Studies
Philosophical Theology, MStTS_5TYV1Theology and Religion
Philosophy of Physics, MStTS_DG1Philosophy
Slavonic Studies, MStTS_SL1Medieval and Modern Languages
Study of Religions, MStTS_5V1Theology and Religion
Syriac Studies, MStTS_OS5F1Oriental Studies
Theology, MStTS_YV1Theology and Religion
Traditional China, MStTS_OS6B2Oriental Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, MStTS_VY2Humanities Division Interdisciplinary Courses
World Literatures in English, MStTS_VL1English Language and Literature
Yiddish Studies, MStTS_YD1Medieval and Modern Languages

Eligible courses offered by the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division

CourseCourse code(s)Department/Faculty
Advanced Computer Science, MScTM_MF1Computer Science
Energy Systems, MScTM_GP1Engineering Science
Mathematical and Computational Finance, MScTM_MC1Mathematical Institute
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, MScTM_MSAE1Mathematical Institute
Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, MScTM_MM1Mathematical Institute
Mathematical Sciences, MScTM_FJ1Mathematical Institute
Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, MScTM_MS1Mathematical Institute
Statistical Science, MScTM_SA2Statistics
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, MScTM_TC1Chemistry

Eligible courses offered by the Medical Sciences Division

CourseCourse code(s)Department/Faculty
Applied Digital Health, MScTM_NL1Primary Care Health Sciences
Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience, MScTM_GJ1Psychiatry
Clinical Embryology, MScTM_CE1Women's and Reproductive Health
Genomic Medicine, MScTM_GM1Clinical Medicine
Global Health Science and Epidemiology, MScTM_GH2Population Health
Integrated Immunology, MScTM_MY1Surgical Sciences
International Health and Tropical Medicine, MScTM_HATH1Clinical Medicine
Modelling for Global Health, MSCTM_NB1Clinical Medicine
Neuroscience, MScTM_NS1Neuroscience
Pharmacology, MScTM_PH1Pharmacology
Psychological Research, MScTM_PJ2Experimental Psychology
Radiation Biology, MScTM_YL1Oncology

Eligible courses offered by the Social Sciences Division

CourseCourse code(s)Department/Faculty
African Studies, MScTM_AH1Global and Area Studies
Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, MScTM_LL1Education
Archaeological Science, MScTM_AS1Archaeology
Archaeology, MScTM_AR1Archaeology
Bachelor of Civil Law, BCLTB_JU1Law
Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, MScTM_BD1Geography and the Environment
Classical Archaeology, MStTS_CLCR1Archaeology
Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, MScTM_DY1Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
Comparative Social Policy, MScTM_SN1Social Policy and Intervention
Contemporary Chinese Studies, MScTM_CH3Global and Area Studies
Criminology and Criminal Justice, MScTM_JC1Law
Economics for Development, MScTM_EF1International Development
Education (Child Development and Education), MScTM_ED6J1Education
Education (Comparative and International Education), MScTM_ED6A2Education
Education (Digital and Social Change), MScTM_ED6O1Education
Education (Higher Education), MScTM_ED6D2Education
Education (Research Design and Methodology), MScTM_ED6N2Education
Environmental Change and Management, MScTM_VE1Geography and the Environment
Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, MScTM_ESGE1Social Policy and Intervention
Financial Economics, MScTM_FN1Saïd Business School
Global Governance and Diplomacy, MScTM_GG1International Development
Japanese Studies, MScTM_JS2Global and Area Studies
Latin American Studies, MScTM_LT1Global and Area Studies
Law and Finance, MScTM_LF1Law
Magister Juris, MJurTJ_JU1Law
Master of Business Administration, MBATA_BA1Saïd Business School
Medical Anthropology, MScTM_MA1Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
Migration Studies, MScTM_YT1International Development
Modern South Asian Studies, MScTM_DV2Global and Area Studies
Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, MScTM_NP2Geography and the Environment
Political Theory Research, MScTM_PM1Politics and International Relations
Politics Research, MScTM_PN2Politics and International Relations
Public Policy Research, MScTM_RP1Blavatnik School of Government
Public Policy, MPPTN_PP1Blavatnik School of Government
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, MScTM_FL2International Development
Russian and East European Studies, MScTM_YN1Global and Area Studies
Social Anthropology, MScTM_SM1Anthropology & Museum Ethnography
Social Data Science, MScTM_FB1Oxford Internet Institute
Social Science of-the Internet, MScTM_JN1Oxford Internet Institute
Sociology, MScTM_SY1Sociology
Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment, MScTM_LJ1Geography and the Environment
Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, MScTM_VM1Anthropology & Museum Ethnography
Water Science, Policy and Management, MScTM_VP1Geography and the Environment

How to apply

New applicants

Application process

If you do not currently hold an offer of a place but wish to apply for this Graduate Scholarship Scheme you should submit a complete graduate application using the 'Apply' button below by 12:00 midday UK time on Monday 20 June 2022. You may submit one application with a choice of one course. You will not be charged an application fee.

You will also need to upload a separate Scholarship Eligibility Form with your application (please see the instructions below), where you must indicate which eligible full-time master's course you are applying to.

You may apply for any of the listed full-time one-year master's course shown in the Eligibility section of this page using the 'Apply' button below, even if the course page indicates that it is now closed to applications in the current cycle. Please ensure that you:

  • identify an eligible full-time master's course from the list on the Eligibility section;
  • check the information on the relevant course page from the courses section of this website;
  • pay close attention to the How to apply tab on the relevant course page and the supporting documents required;
  • use the 'Apply' button below – do not use any 'Apply' button or links to the application form on the course page;
  • indicate the correct, full-time course name in the Scholarship Eligibility Form, for example "MSc in Advanced Computer Science";
  • save a PDF copy of your completed Scholarship Eligibility Form (by following the 'My responses' link and selecting 'Download as PDF') and upload this as a transcript, under the Supporting documents tab in your online graduate application; and
  • upload your CV and transcript (these are required for all courses) as well as any other supporting documents required for your course (eg written work). If your chosen course does not require any written work, please upload a blank PDF file in the relevant upload slot(s).

Please note that it is not possible to indicate a college preference and college places will be allocated as part of the scholarship award process.

Closed to applications

It is advisable to prepare the answers for the Scholarship Eligibility Form in advance so that you can complete the form in a single browsing session. Depending on your device and browser settings, answers may not be saved if you navigate away from the page. To assist with preparing your answers, we have provided a copy of the questions that are asked within the Scholarship Eligibility Form below.

Supporting documents

We appreciate that you may have difficulty applying or obtaining supporting documents for your application.

Transcript: If you do not have access to your original transcript, please upload what is available to you (eg an interim or unofficial transcript) and/or ask your referees to mention your results in their references. We will accept transcripts in Ukrainian. There is no need to translate your transcript.

References: If your referees are unable to provide a reference by the deadline, they should try to submit it as soon as possible.

Applications without transcripts or submitted references will still be considered. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be required to provide these documents as a condition of your offer. 

If you have any other difficulties in providing supporting documents, please contact graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Current offer holders

Application process

If you have already received an offer for an eligible full-time master's degree at the University of Oxford in the 2022-23 academic year and have not already been offered funding, to apply for this Graduate Scholarship Scheme you should also submit your completed Scholarship Eligibility Form by 12:00 midday UK time on Monday 20 June 2022. If you have already received a funding offer from the University, you will not be eligible for this scheme.

You should access the Scholarship Eligibility Form using the link below and save the results as a PDF document (by following the 'My responses' link and selecting 'Download as PDF'). Return to this page and select 'Upload PDF form' to submit your form via our document upload portal. Please select "Scholarship Supporting Statement" as the document type.

Closed to applications

It is advisable to prepare the answers for the Scholarship Eligibility Form in advance so that you can complete the form in a single browsing session. Depending on your device and browser settings, answers may not be saved if you navigate away from the page. To assist with preparing your answers, we have provided a copy of the questions that are asked within the Scholarship Eligibility Form below.

If you have problems using the document upload portal, you can send a PDF copy of your completed Scholarship Eligibility Form via email to graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk (the same deadline applies).

College preference

If you are eligible for these scholarships, you will be considered automatically regardless of which college (if any) you stated as your preference on your graduate application form or regardless of any college allocation that has already been made. The awards are only tenable at specific colleges and, if applicable, successful applicants will be transferred to the relevant college in order to take up the scholarship. 

Scholarship Eligibility Form 

It is advisable to prepare the answers for the Scholarship Eligibility Form in advance so that you can complete the form in a single browsing session. Depending on your device and browser settings, answers may not be saved if you navigate away from the page. To assist with preparing your answers, we have provided a copy of the questions that are asked within the Scholarship Eligibility Form below. All questions are mandatory unless otherwise stated.

Section A - Personal information

  • Surname or family name
  • First name(s)
  • Middle name(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Email address

Section B - Course details

  • Course

Section C - Scholarship eligibility

  • You will be asked to read the eligibility requirements and confirm you are eligible to apply
  • Personal Circumstances. Please explain how you meet the criteria of having been displaced due to the conflict in Ukraine, and (if relevant) your current immigration status. (Maximum of 250 words)
  • Educational Circumstances: Please provide details of the barriers you have faced, or are facing, in progressing your education. If you have not been able to provide official transcripts and/or references, could you please tell us why and if/when you might be able to provide these documents. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Signature - type your name
  • Date (date of completion)

What happens after you apply?

  1. Once you have submitted your application, we will first check your eligibility, and if your application is eligible, it will then be considered by the relevant academic department. The department will decide whether to nominate you to be considered for a scholarship. Current offer holders who submit a completed PDF copy of the Scholarship Eligibility Form (by following the instructions in the How to apply section) will be automatically considered for a scholarship if they are eligible and have not already received a funding offer from the University.
  2. Eligible applicants who have been nominated will be considered by a scholarship panel who will confirm awards. Awards will be based on academic merit and potential, and will be spread across all subject areas. You will also be allocated a place at a participating college.
  3. It is expected that decisions will be made by the end of July, and applicants will be contacted by the academic department by email. Successful candidates may be set conditions which will be set out in their offer letter.
  4. If you are offered, and accept, a Graduate Scholarship for Ukraine Refugees, this means your funding is now secure as long as you meet the conditions of your course offer.

Frequently asked questions

I cannot book an English language test because test centres are currently closed in Ukraine. What should I do?

It is not necessary to provide results from an English language test when you apply, so new applicants should not delay submitting an application for this reason.

We accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition (institution code 0490), which is an online English language test, and for which you may be able to register. If you are unable to book this online test, please contact your Oxford academic department via the link on a relevant course page so they can consider any alternative means that would allow you to meet the requirement.

I cannot take a GRE/GMAT test because test centres in Ukraine are closed. Can I still apply for the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine refugees.

Very few courses at the University of Oxford require a GRE/GMAT test. If the course you are applying to does require a GRE/GMAT score, you can still apply if you don’t have one. Please refer to the ‘How to apply’ tab on the relevant course page, to see if this is a requirement. If you need any further information, please contact graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk.

What does ordinarily resident in Ukraine mean?

Your country of ordinary residence is the country in which you are normally resident, out of choice and for a settled purpose, except for any temporary or occasional absences. It is normally not a country in which you are studying, working or living on a temporary basis. For further details, please refer to our Application Guide.

Will those who have already applied also be considered for this new funding opportunity?

If you already have an offer from an academic department, you may be eligible to apply for the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees. Please check the criteria, and if you think you are eligible, follow the instructions for current offer holders.

I'm a new applicant to the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees. How do I submit my Scholarship Eligibility Form?

Please save your completed Scholarship Eligibility Form (which can be accessed from the How to apply section) as a PDF file by following the 'My responses' link and selecting 'Download as PDF', then upload it as a transcript in the 'Supporting documents' section of your online application. If you have trouble uploading the form for your application, you can submit it via our document upload portal (please select "Scholarship Supporting Statement" as the document type). Alternatively, you can also submit via email it to graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk.

I want to apply for the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees but the course I want to apply to is closed. What should I do?

Applications will be considered for all eligible courses shown on the Eligibility tab, irrespective of whether they are currently open or not. Please use the 'Apply' button on the How to apply tab in order to begin your application. Please ensure you upload your Scholarship Eligibility Form (which can be accessed from the How to apply section) as part of your application and indicate clearly which course you are applying for. Please save your completed Scholarship Eligibility Form as a PDF file (by following the 'My responses' link and selecting 'Download as PDF'), then upload it as a transcript in the 'Supporting documents' section of your online application. If you have trouble uploading the form for your application, you can submit it via our document upload portal (please select "Scholarship Supporting Statement" as the document type). Alternatively, you can also submit via email it to graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk.

I want to apply for the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees but the graduate application form is asking for an application fee.

This is probably because you have started your application using the ‘Apply’ button on the course page. Please use the 'Apply' button on the How to apply of this scholarship page to apply for the scholarship scheme itself rather than the course you wish to be considered for. If you apply for the scholarship scheme, you will not be asked to pay an application fee. If you have used the 'Apply' button for the course for which you wish to be considered and have already completed your application, please contact graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk.

How will the University allow for problems applicants from Ukraine may have in obtaining their documents and references, or accessing a stable internet connection to apply online?

We appreciate that you may have difficulty applying or obtaining supporting documents for your application.

Transcript: If you do not have access to your original transcript, please upload what is available to you (eg an interim or unofficial transcript) and/or ask your referees to mention your results in their references. We will accept transcripts in Ukrainian. There is no need to translate your transcript.

References: If your referees are unable to provide a reference by the deadline, they should try to submit it as soon as possible.

Applications without transcripts or submitted references will still be considered. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be required to provide these documents as a condition of your offer.

If you experience problems with your application because of your internet connection, please contact graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk or phone +44(0)1865 270059.

My transcript is in Ukrainian, will I need to submit an official translation?

No, a translation will not be required. Please upload your transcript in Ukrainian, and we will translate it for you.

Will successful applicants be able to commence the course remotely if they are not able to travel due to the conflict situation?

We recognise that arriving for the start of your course may not be possible for some students (for example if you are unable to travel). If you are made an offer and you believe you may not be able to come to Oxford for the start of your course, you should speak to your Oxford academic department in the first instance so that they can discuss the different options with you.

If I’m awarded one of the scholarships, will I be able to defer my place to the following academic year?

These Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine Refugees are for a start in September/October 2022 only as they have been created as an immediate response to the current situation in Ukraine. It will not be possible to defer places to the 2023-24 academic year.

The scholarship website states that applications will still be considered if references or transcripts cannot be obtained. Why have I received an email saying my application is incomplete?

We are still sending out incomplete reminders to keep applicants informed about their application and to help them ensure their application is as complete as possible, as this will help our academic assessors. Applications without transcripts or submitted references will still be considered on the basis of the evidence that is available. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be required to provide these documents as a condition of your offer.

When I print my Scholarship Eligibility form to PDF it is cutting off the last sentences under ‘Personal circumstances’ and/or ‘Educational circumstances’. Will this affect my application?

We have now published a new version of the Scholarship Eligibility form to resolve the issue. If you have already submitted your form, you do not need to re-submit it, as we can access your full response and will ensure that it is included with your application. If you have not submitted your application yet, please use the new URL to access the new version of the form.

I have started an online application for the Graduate Scholarship for Ukraine Refugees. What type of application should I select at the start?

Please choose ‘standard’ application. The scheme has been set up so that you do not have to pay an application fee when you submit your application.

How many courses can I apply for under the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees?

You can make one application to the Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees, specifying one eligible course for which you would like to be considered. The option to apply for a second course has now been removed due to the high level of interest in the scholarship scheme.