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A-Z of scholarships

The following scholarships are managed by the University's Student Fees and Funding team. This list is provided to give an idea of the centrally-managed funds that are available to graduate students starting a degree in the 2023-24 academic year.

You may not be eligible for all of the listed scholarships and some may not yet be confirmed; please open the drop-down for each scholarship for further details. This is not an exhaustive list of all available scholarships and additional funding opportunities may be available across the University (for example through colleges, departments and divisions).

Please see the Oxford funding page and the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information on the scholarship selection process. You may also like to refer to the Fees, funding and scholarships search to help you identify scholarships you may be eligible for that require you to submit an additional application.

Scholarships that require an additional application

In addition to submitting the Oxford graduate application form for your chosen course(s), the following scholarships also require an additional application process.

China Oxford Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for applicants who are national of the People’s Republic of China and ordinarily resident in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macau and who are applying to any full-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford. Continuing Oxford students may also be considered, but preference is given to students who will be starting their first year of graduate studies at Oxford and those applying for this scholarship for the first time.

The application process for China Oxford Scholarship Fund (COSF) awards is completely separate from that of the University of Oxford and you should apply directly to COSF. Full details of how to apply are available on the China Oxford Scholarship Fund website.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact COSF directly.

Selection is expected to take place in May 2022.

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

China Scholarship Council-University of Oxford Scholarships

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

We are offering up to 5 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for 2023, which are available for applicants who are nationals of (or have been granted refugee status by) and are ordinarily resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries, as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission:

Current list of eligible countries (defined by the CSC): Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia.

Candidates must be applying for specific courses, these alter each year dependant on the current focus of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. For 2023 entry candidates must be applying to one of the following courses:

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • MSc Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
  • MSt Diplomatic Studies
  • MSc Economics for Development

The scholarship covers course fees in their entirety and provides a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £14,832, return airfares from your home country plus a warm clothing allowance and study travel and thesis grants. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the University.  It supports students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. 

In funding the scholarships, the CSC requires the University to work towards gender equality in its nomination of candidates for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Details of full eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's website, applications are now being accepted for 2023 entry.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  1. Complete the online scholarship application form available on the  Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website by 4pm (GMT) on Tuesday 13th December 2022.
  2. Have submitted your application for graduate study by the relevant deadline for your course

Candidate who have not completed both of the above, will not be considered.

Selection is expected to take place in June 2023.

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects within the Humanities.

The scholarship will cover course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must select ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ in the University of Oxford scholarships section, attach the Ertegun supporting statement to your Oxford graduate application and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course.

For further information on these scholarships please see the dedicated Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities website. You will be able to find resources available to scholars such as sections on Ertegun House, scholar experience, alumni profiles, news and events.

Hill Foundation Scholarships

Up to 15 full scholarships are available for applicants who are nationals of and ordinarily resident in the Russian Federation and who are applying to any full-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford. 

  • Applicants must also have a first degree from a Russian university. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been enrolled in any other degree programme outside of Russia.
  • Applicants should intend to leave Great Britain on completion of their studies.
  • The trustees favour candidates who demonstrate extremely high academic ability and personal and social qualities of a high order. They seek applicants who wish to spend their lives in ways that are beneficial to society, whether in business, academic life, public service, the arts or the professions. The selection panel will use the information that applicants provide in their graduate application form to assess how they meet these criteria.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The information you provide in the relevant sections of the graduate application form (for example, your country of ordinary residence and your previous education institutions), will be used to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

The scholarship covers course fee and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £17,668. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is funded by the Hill Foundation. The Hill Foundation is a charity which aims to create a community of Oxford scholars and alumni.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December/January deadline for your course, and tick the relevant box on the graduate application form.

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 eligible for scholarship consideration. 

This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, part-time courses or non-matriculated courses

This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2023-24.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Graduate Scholarships

For more information please see the OCIS Scholarships page.

Oxford MESCYT Scholarship

Further information about this scholarship is available on the MESCYT (Ministerio de Educacion Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología) website.

Oxford-E P Abraham Research Fund Graduate Scholarships

Up to three full scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to the full-time DPhil in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease.

The scholarship for students covers course fees and an annual grant for living costs of at least £17,609. Awards are made for four years. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and Edward Penley Abraham Research Fund of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and is associated with Lincoln College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants may be transferred to Lincoln College in order to take up the scholarship.

For further details on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Pathology website.

Selection is expected to take place in February 2023. 

Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Further information about this scholarship is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships 

The Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships are available for nationals of the Republic of China who are ordinarily resident in Taiwan, Penhu, Kinmen or Matsu and who are applying to any full-time DPhil course at Oxford.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. 

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarships website.

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

For more information about the scholarship visit the Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme page.

Saïd Foundation Oxford Scholarships

The Saïd Foundation Oxford Scholarships are the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the University and the Saïd Foundation which has supported students from the Middle East since 1984.

The scholarship will cover course fees, a grant for living costs and flights to and from the UK at the start and end of your course. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Eligibility

You must be applying to start a new full-time master's courses at Oxford, and be of Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian or Syrian nationality and ordinarily resident in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine or Israel. You should be intending to return to one of these countries on completion of your course to apply your new skills and knowledge.

Applicants will be assessed on their potential to become leaders and innovators of change and on academic merit. For detailed eligibility criteria please visit the Saïd Foundation Scholarship webpages.

This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, part-time courses or non-matriculated courses.

How to apply

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must:

(1) Apply to the Saïd Foundation by 28 October 2022.

(2) Submit your application for graduate study to the University of Oxford by the relevant December or January deadline for your course. See the relevant course page for the deadline applicable to your course.

We will use the details you enter in the graduate application form to assess your nationality and country of ordinary residence. For a definition of ordinary residency and further details on how to complete this section of the graduate application form, please see the 'Nationality and ordinary residence' section of the graduate application form and also the Application Guide.

Decisions are expected to be made by the end of June 2023.

University of Oxford Croucher Scholarships

For more information please see the University of Oxford Croucher Scholarships page

Scholarships that you will be considered for automatically

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and apply for your course by the relevant December or January deadline for your course you will be automatically considered for the following scholarships as part of the standard admissions process, or contacted directly by the University and invited to apply. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

All Souls Hugh Springer Graduate Scholarships

The All Souls Hugh Springer Graduate scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in or nationals of a Caribbean country, who identify as of Black or Mixed Black ethnicity, and who are applying to any full or part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford. Please note that in this case Caribbean countries are identified with the following island states and territories of the Caribbean, and Guyana:

Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, St Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and The Grenadines and British Virgin Islands.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of All Souls College, Oxford.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Black Academic Futures Scholarship

The Black Academic Futures Scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, are of Black or Mixed-Black ethnicity, and who are applying to any full or part-time graduate course at Oxford.

These scholarships have been made possible through the support of funding partners from across the University and Colleges, including Academic Divisions and Departments.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. 

All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However it may be necessary to transfer successful applicants between colleges for the scholarship to be taken up.

For more information, visit the Academic Futures page.

Selection is expected to take place in May 2023.

Clarendon Fund

The Clarendon Fund offers around 200 new fully funded scholarships each year to outstanding graduate scholars. For more information, including details of the selection process, visit the Clarendon website.  

Crankstart Graduate Scholarship

The Crankstart Scholarships (formerly known as Moritz-Heyman Scholarships) provide a programme of enhanced support for UK residents from lower-income households to undertake undergraduate study at Oxford. This is possible thanks to a generous donation by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman. The Crankstart Graduate Scholarships continue this support to graduate level, both for taught and research courses.

Up to 8 Crankstart Graduate Scholarships are available to former undergraduate Crankstart scholars applying to pursue taught postgraduate study at Oxford. We know that the absence of funding at master’s level is a key barrier to student progression to doctoral study. The aim of these scholarships, therefore, is to support Crankstart scholars’ progression from their undergraduate courses to taught postgraduate courses, which will prepare them for doctoral study at Oxford. Any applicant to any taught postgraduate course, who has at any time been in receipt of funding in the form of a Crankstart or Moritz-Heyman scholarship, will be considered for one of these Scholarships.

The awards are made on the basis of academic merit and potential and cover course fees as well as providing a grant for living costs.

Selection is expected to take place by the end of June 2023.

The Duke Of Cambridge Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Felix Scholarships

For more information visit the Felix Scholarships page

Helmore Graduate Scholarships

The Helmore Graduate Scholarships are open to applicants to any full-time or part-time graduate course, excluding PGCerts and PGDips. They are made possible by the generous bequest of Lady Margaret Eleanor Helmore. The scholarships are usually awarded through the Clarendon Fund allocation process and in conjunction with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline (Please visit your course webpage for specific deadline details.). 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarships at the University of Oxford

The Hong Kong Jockey scholarships are funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Since 1998, the Trust has been awarding annual scholarships at the city's tertiary institutions to students who combine outstanding academic performance with a strong commitment to serving the community. The scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident and have permanent residency in Hong Kong. Please note that DPhil courses with four years of fee liability are not eligible (to check the fee liability for your course, see the Fee liability page).

Selection will be based on the following criteria: academic merit; evidence of outstanding leadership and team work; commitment to service and improving the lives of others; and strength of character, including truth, courage, devotion to duty, empathy, social awareness, and commitment to fairness and justice.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline. (Please visit your course webpage for specific deadline details.)

Jardine-Oxford Graduate Scholarships

Up to five full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam and who are applying to a range of full-time master’s or DPhil courses at Oxford. The exact arrangements for 2023-24 entry are to be confirmed.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of University partners and the Jardine Foundation, an educational trust supporting scholars who have the potential to become outstanding citizens with a high commitment to the community.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at one of the Foundation’s four link colleges: Exeter College, Oriel College, The Queen’s College and Trinity College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to one of the link colleges in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place by May 2023.

Oppenheimer Scholarships

The Oppenheimer Fund makes small awards that are linked to other scholarship schemes such as Clarendon, Commonwealth and the Skye Foundation in order to offer full scholarship awards. Scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to a full-time master’s or DPhil course, and who have previously studied at a South African university. 

Selection is expected to take place in July 2023. 

Optiver Foundation Scholarships

For more information visit the Optiver Foundation Scholarships page.

Oxford Kobe Scholarships

The Oxford Kobe Scholarships are available for applicants who are nationals of Japan and who are applying to start any full-time or part-time graduate course at Oxford.

The scholarships have been funded by a donation to St Catherine's College

The scholarships cover course fees. For students on full-time courses, the scholarship also provides a grant for living costs (students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant instead). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. You should not be intending to exercise in Great Britain the skills which may be obtained as a result of the scholarship.

One of the scholarships will only be tenable at St Catherine's College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, one successful applicant will be transferred to St Catherine's College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in May 2023. 

Oxford University Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine

For more information please see the Oxford University Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine webpage.

Oxford-Anderson Graduate Scholarship in History

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time graduate course in the Faculty of History within the range accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant Course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by James K. Anderson, who studied at University College in 1977 and is a distinguished Old Member (alumnus) and Foundation Fellow.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.  

Oxford-Anderson Humanities Graduate Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Oxford-Ashton Graduate Scholarship in Engineering

Two full scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to any full-time graduate courses within the Department of Engineering Science, in a subject accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by anonymous Old Members (alumni) of University College, in memory of Mrs J P Ashton. 

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Berman Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time DPhil program in the department of Physics within the range accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant Course page.

This scholarship has been funded by a group of Old Members (alumni) in recognition of Dr Robert ‘Bobby’ Berman’s valuable and much appreciated contribution to life at University College over more than three decades. Dr Berman was University College’s first Fellow in Physics, an extremely influential and popular tutor in the college from 1955 – 83, Emeritus Fellow thereafter, and known for his unfailing kindness and generosity towards his students

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Bob Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time graduate course in the department of Chemistry within the range accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant Course page.

Established in 2016 at University College, to assist eligible postgraduate students admitted to the Department of Chemistry, the scholarship is named in honour of Dr Robert K. Thomas and co-funded by the Department of Chemistry as well as University College Old Members. Dr Thomas was Aldrichian Praelector in Physical Chemistry and a Fellow of University College for three decades (1978-2008).

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Brunsfield ASEAN Human Rights Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Brunsfield ASEAN Human Rights Scholarship is available for applicants who are nationals of and ordinarily resident in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam and are applying to the part-time MSt in International Human Rights Law.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the Brunsfield Foundation of Malaysia.

The scholarship covers course fees and a study support grant (towards your travel expenses to Oxford and other sundry expenses). The award is for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Cawkwell Graduate Scholarship

One Oxford-Cawkwell Scholarship is available for applicants with Home fee status who are applying for any full- or part-time Master’s or DPhil in Classics, Ancient History, or Archaeology.

This Oxford-Cawkwell Graduate Scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and a collection of grateful University College Old Members and friends in celebration of the lives of Pat and George Law Cawkwell, Emeritus Fellow of Ancient History at University College (‘Univ’). George, who passed away in 2019, was the College’s longest serving Fellow, and he and his wife Pat influenced the lives of countless students at the College through their hospitality, warmth, and caring nature.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. Successful applicants, however, will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Chellgren Graduate Scholarships

Two full scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to a full-time MPhil or DPhil course in the Department of Economics, in a subject accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by Paul Chellgren, who studied at University College in 1966. Paul Chellgren is a visionary Old Member (alumnus) and an Honorary Fellow of University College.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Chelly Halsey Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Chelly Halsey Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to full-time or part-time master’s or DPhil courses in the Sociology Department or Social Policy and Intervention Department, within the range accepted by Nuffield College. Preference will be given to DPhil courses, but master’s courses can also be considered.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by generous donors to Nuffield College, who contributed funds to establish a scholarship in memory of Professor Albert Henry Halsey, best known as Chelly, an eminent sociologist and a Fellow of Nuffield College for over fifty years.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, or non-matriculated courses.

The scholarship is only tenable at Nuffield College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Nuffield College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place by late May 2023.

Oxford-Creat Group Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Creat Group Graduate scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the People's Republic of China (including the Hong Kong and Macau SARs) and who are applying for one of the following full-time courses: MBA; Master of Public Policy (MPP); MSc Financial Economics; and MSc Law and Finance. Preference for one award will be given an applicant to the MPP.

The scholarships have been jointly funded by the University and by the Creat Group of Beijing. The Creat Group is a leading investment company with a global portfolio and partnerships with leading financial institutions in the UK and Japan. The Creat Group intends that scholars will make a considerable contribution to the development of China’s economy over the course of their lifetime.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-DeepMind Graduate Scholarship (Computer Science)

The Oxford-DeepMind Graduate Scholarships (Computer Science) are available for applicants to any full-time DPhil course within, or affiliated to, the Department of Computer Science.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of DeepMind, a world leader in artificial intelligence research.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2023. 

Oxford-Dowding Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Dowding Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full or part-time Humanities graduate course at Oxford, within the range accepted by Wadham College.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of the University and David Dowding, who read Oriental Studies at Wadham in 1967, and is now pleased to ensure that future generation of Humanities students can receive the same quality of teaching that he enjoyed.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place between April and June 2023. 

Oxford-Drue Heinz Graduate Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Oxford-Edward Orsborn Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Edward Orsborn Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK, who are applying for a full-time DPhil course in History, and who will be conducting research specialising in American topics.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. Successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place between April and June 2023.

Oxford-Feltham Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time graduate course in the department of Law within the range accepted by Magdalen College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by Magdalen College, please review the relevant Course page. Preference will be given to any students studying towards the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

In 2016 Magdalen College launched a fundraising appeal in order to create and financially support a scholarship for students studying the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), a world-renowned taught graduate course in law, designed to serve outstanding law students from common law backgrounds. The scholarship is named in memory of the late John Feltham, Tutorial Fellow in Law at the College from 1965-1992. The Oxford-Feltham Graduate Scholarship was created and 2020-21 was the first year that this scholarship has been awarded.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Magdalen College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Magdalen College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.  

Oxford-Hackney BCL Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Hackney BCL Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants to the full-time Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

The scholarships have been funded by the University and by a collection of Wadham College alumni, in honour of Jeffrey Hackney, the College’s Fellow in Law from 1976-2008 and an extremely prominent and much-loved tutor.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place between April and June 2023.

Oxford-Hasmukh Patel Graduate Scholarship

Further information about this scholarship is available on the Saïd Business School website

Oxford-Hoffmann Graduate Scholarships in Medical Sciences

The Oxford-Hoffmann Graduate Scholarships in Medical Sciences are available for any applicants who are applying to study within the Medical Sciences Division.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of André Hoffmann, who is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Mr Hoffmann studied economics at St Gallen University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Jesus College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Jesus College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships

Up to two full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in India, or who have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution. You must be applying for a DPhil course with proposed research in the eligible areas of study.

For DPhil courses, the proposed area of study must be relevant to the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development's agenda of interdisciplinary research on sustainable development and India. The Centre's core research areas are: sustainable cities, climate change and clean energy, healthcare innovation, environmental sustainability and food and water security, law, governance and human rights are cross-cutting themes. Independent proposals on any India-related theme which fits within the overall aims of the Centre will be considered.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, relevance of studies to the Centre’s interdisciplinary aims, understanding of the development challenges faced by India, and leadership and entrepreneurial potential. Somerville College and the University have established these scholarships with the generous support of the Government of India.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. 

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship, however, you may be invited to attend an interview (via Microsoft Teams) if you are shortlisted for the scholarship.

The dates of the Microsoft Teams interviews are expected to be in late April/early May 2023.

Oxford-Intesa Sanpaolo Graduate Scholarship

Further information about this scholarship is available on the Saïd Business School website.

Oxford-John Oldacre Graduate Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Oxford-Kaifeng Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Kaifeng Graduate scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident and nationals of the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau SAR). Preference will be given to those applying to courses in the order listed: History of Art; other Humanities Division courses; Social Science Division courses. Candidates must also demonstrate potential leadership qualities.

The scholarships is jointly funded by the University and the Kaifeng Foundation. The Kaifeng Foundation was established in Beijing by Dr Whitney Duan to pursue progress in humanity and promote social development in China and abroad.

 The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-Ko Cheuk Hung Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Ko Cheuk Hung Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in UK and who are applying to the MSt Traditional China. 

The scholarship has been made possible through the support of the Ko family and the University, in memory of Ko Cheuk-hung, MBE. Mr Ko was a prominent philanthropist who worked tirelessly for the homeless and destitute in British Hong Kong during the turbulent times following World War II. 

The scholarship covers course fee and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. 

The scholarship is only tenable at St Cross College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to St Cross College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in March 2023

Oxford-Leon E and Iris L Beghian Graduate Scholarships

Two full scholarships are available to applicants who are applying to a full-time DPhil course. Eligible courses will be confirmed shortly. You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least five years prior to the start of your course.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by a donation from the estate of Leon and Iris Beghian. Leon Beghian came to Magdalen College in 1938 to study Physics. After scientific research during the war, he graduated with a first-class degree in 1947, and then undertook a DPhil at Oxford before progressing to a distinguished career in Physics in the USA.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Magdalen College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Magdalen College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Mary de Zouche Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Mary de Zouche Graduate Scholarship is available for any applicants who are ordinarily resident in India, and who are applying for the following full-time courses:

MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management; MSc Environmental Change and Management; MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance; MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment; MSc Water Science, Policy and Management; and MSc Energy Systems.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, the relevance of studies to the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development's interdisciplinary aims, understanding of the development challenges faced by India, and leadership and entrepreneurial potential.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

Interviews will take place in late April or early May. The dates will be confirmed in early 2023.

Oxford-Mary Frances Wagley Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Mary Frances Wagley Graduate Scholarships are open to applicants to a DPhil course in a science (preferably natural science) subject and tenable only at St Hilda’s College. They are made possible by the generous gift from Mary Frances Wagley.

We anticipate that one scholarship will be available in the 2023-24 year of entry, awarded through the Clarendon Fund allocation process and in conjunction with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline (Please visit your course webpage for specific deadline details.).

Oxford-McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Oxford-Merton Christopher Duggan Graduate Scholarship in History

The Oxford-Merton Roger Highfield Graduate Scholarship is available for any applicants who are applying to any full-time or part-time graduate course in the History Faculty within the range accepted by Merton College.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and, in memory of Christopher Duggan (1957-2015), the generous financial support of John Booth (1976) and Ian McVeigh (1976).

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Merton College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Merton College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Merton Graduate Scholarship

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship. 

Oxford-Merton Roger Highfield Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Merton Roger Highfield Graduate Scholarship is available for any applicants who are applying to any full-time or part-time graduate course in the History Faculty within the range accepted by Merton College.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and funds raised by over 100 Mertonians and friends to establish the scholarship in memory of Roger Highfield. Roger Highfield was a former History Tutor (1951-1989) and Fellow Librarian at Merton who sadly passed away in 2017.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Merton College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Merton College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-NaturalMotion and Oxford-Oxitec Graduate Scholarships

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for these scholarships. 

Oxford-Nizami Ganjavi Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Nizami Ganjavi Graduate Scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to any full-time or part-time DPhil or Master’s course offered by the Humanities or Social Sciences Division, where their proposed research relates to the study of the history, languages and cultures of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The scholarships have been jointly funded by the University and the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the member states of the Southern African Development Community (a list of member states is available on the South African Development Community website), and who are applying to the full-time MSc African Studies. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in sustainable development in Africa, including social and economic dimensions, but especially environmental issues.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University, St Antony’s College and the family of Patrick Duncan (1918-67), who was a South African political activist with a particular interest in sustainable development. 

The scholarship covers course fee and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at St Antony’s College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to St Antony’s College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place by mid-March 2023. 

Oxford-Oxford Thai Foundation Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Oxford Thai Foundation Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Thailand and intending to return there after graduation. Preference will be given to applicants who are applying for the Master of Public Policy (MPP). Applicants to the following full-time courses may also be considered: MPhil in Development Studies; MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government); MPhil in Politics (Political Theory); MPhil in International Relations; MSc in Comparative Social Policy; MSc in Economics for Development; MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation; MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy; MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and The Oxford Thai Foundation. The Oxford Thai Foundation is a scholarship programme to help promising young professionals from Thailand in the broader field of public policy to pursue advanced degrees at the University of Oxford. The programme wishes to create a strong network of future thinkers and leaders, built on mutual respect and trust developed during their time at Oxford, as well as through activities organised by the Foundation upon their return to Thailand. The goal is a more cohesive and equitable society, built on an inclusive public policy development platform.

The scholarship covers course fee and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in May 2023. 

Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships will give preference to applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the following Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Eligible courses will be confirmed shortly.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the Thatcher Development Programme at Somerville College. The late Lady Thatcher studied Chemistry at Somerville College Oxford from 1943 to 1946 and received bursary and scholarship support from the College. Lady Thatcher went on to become not only the first woman but also the first scientist to be Prime Minister of the UK, from 1979 to 1990. Following her death in 2013, Somerville College established the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust in her memory. The Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarship was created following a £3 million donation by the Qatar Fund for Development, which supports international education, health and economic development causes.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

More information can be found on Somerville College's webpage

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-Radcliffe Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Radcliffe Graduate Scholarship provides up to 13 full scholarships. Eligible courses will be confirmed shortly. 

The scholarships are unique to University College, supported by an historic £10m gift from a group of the College’s Old Members, the largest single gift received by the college in modern times. The benefactors are motivated to ensure that more talented graduate students than ever before will have an opportunity to work with both University College’s and Oxford’s leading academics to pursue their ambitions, contribute ground-breaking research, advance understanding and realise their full potential – regardless of their financial circumstances – focusing on today’s challenges and advancing tomorrow’s solutions.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-R.E. Jones Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-R.E. Jones Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants with Home fee status who are applying to the Centre for Doctoral Training programme in Synthesis for Biology and Medicine.

Established in 2014, the Oxford-R.E. Jones Graduate Scholarship has been generously supported by the University, the daughters of Dr R.E. Jones, and UCB Pharma.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Reuben Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Reuben Foundation Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Israel and who are applying to any full- or part-time Master’s or DPhil course at Oxford. At least one award will be made for 2023-24 entry.

The scholarship has been jointly funded by the University and the support of the Reuben Foundation.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships

Reuben College and the University of Oxford are delighted to be working in partnership to offer the Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships. The College and the University have confirmed that this cycle of awards will be shared between scholars selected from three areas: students from under-represented backgrounds; students working on relevant interdisciplinary areas; and from students ordinarily resident in Israel.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Reuben College. All eligible candidates will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful candidates will be transferred to Reuben College in order to take up the scholarship.

Details for 2023-24 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship. 

Oxford-Richards Graduate Scholarships

Three full Oxford-Richards Graduate Scholarships are available to applicants to full-time or part-time Master’s or DPhil courses offered by the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty of History or any environmental-related subject in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, with preference for students working in climate research (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics) courses within the range accepted by Wadham College. 

Preference will be given to applicants working on interdisciplinary topics.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of the University and David Richards’ generous bequest. David Richards (1939–2015) studied at Wadham College from 1961 and was a distinguished alumnus and Foundation Fellow of the College.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place between April and June 2023

Oxford-Robert and Soulla Kyprianou Graduate Scholarships

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the Republic of Cyprus and who are applying for a full-time or part-time Master’s course, in a subject accepted by Brasenose College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by Brasenose College, please review the relevant course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and Robert and Soulla Kyprianou. Robert Kyprianou was a student at Brasenose College between 1973 and 1976 and was one of the first students of Cypriot origin to study at Oxford.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Brasenose College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Brasenose College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.  

Oxford-Rokos Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to the full-time DPhil in Economics or DPhil in International Development. The scholarship will be awarded with preference to candidates working in the field of applied microeconomics of development, with a focus on Africa.

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of Chris Rokos, who matriculated at Pembroke College in 1989, where he read mathematics. 

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Pembroke College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Pembroke College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place by May 2023.

Oxford-Rothermere American Institute Graduate Scholarship at University College

The Oxford-Rothermere American Institute Graduate Scholarship at University College is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK, who are applying to the full-time DPhil course in History or Politics, who will be conducting research specialising in American topics.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.  

Oxford-Ryniker Lloyd Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Ryniker Lloyd Scholarship is available for any applicants who are applying to undertake any postgraduate Research courses offered by the Division of Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (MPLS).

The scholarship has been made possible through the support of the University and a generous legacy donation from Robert Lloyd. He cared deeply about supporting postgraduate students and scientific research, in commemoration of Eleanor Ruth Ryniker and Somerville alumna Elizabeth Lloyd.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. Successful applicants, however, will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Graduate Scholarships are available for applicants who are nationals of and ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The scholarships are available to applicants who are applying to any full-time Master’s and DPhil courses, except the Master of Business Administration (MBA). You should be intending to return to one of the eligible countries on completion of your studies.

The scholarships have been jointly funded by the University and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum through the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) was established in 2007 to provide support for knowledge and development in the Arab region and beyond. The Foundation actively promotes education at all levels to enable individuals to make the best use of their abilities to benefit themselves and others.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course

Selection is expected to take place by June 2023

Oxford-Sir Anwar Pervez Graduate Scholarship

One Oxford-Sir Anwar Pervez Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants ordinarily resident in Pakistan who are applying for any full-time or part-time Master’s or DPhil course. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

The scholarship has been made possible through the support of the University and Sir Anwar Pervez, founder of the Bestway Foundation.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply by April 2023.

Oxford-Sir Colin R. Lucas Scholarship in French History

One Oxford-Sir Colin R. Lucas Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants with Home fee status who are applying to study for a full-time DPhil in History, with a preference for those researching the history of France.

Sir Colin R Lucas is a historian and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He specialises in the history of France, and the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, have created this scholarship in his honour. Sir Colin was Master of Balliol College between 1994 and 2000, and therefore this scholarship is tenable at Balliol College.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Balliol College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. Successful applicants, however, will be transferred to Balliol College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Swire Graduate Scholarship in History

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time graduate course in the Faculty of History within the range accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant Course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by Sir John Swire, who studied History at University College from 1948, and is a distinguished Old Member (alumnus) and Honorary Fellow of University College.

The scholarship covers course fees and provides a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for the scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-Terence Gorman Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Terence Gorman Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to full-time or part-time MPhil or DPhil courses in the Economics, within the range accepted by Nuffield College.  

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and generous donors to Nuffield College in memory of Terence Gorman.  William Moore "Terence" Gorman was a distinguished Irish economist whose insights shaped the study of modern consumer behaviour.    

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.   

The scholarship is only tenable at Nuffield College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Nuffield College in order to take up the scholarship.   

Selection is expected to take place in late May 2023

Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships

Two Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships are available for applicants to full-time or part-time graduate courses with a preference in 2023/24 for applicants to courses in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and the Department of Engineering. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by Somerville College, please review the relevant Course page.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the Thatcher Development Programme at Somerville College. The late Lady Thatcher, studied Chemistry at Somerville College Oxford from 1943 to 1946 and received bursary and scholarship support from the College. Lady Thatcher went on to become not only the first woman but also the first scientist to be Prime Minister of the UK, from 1979 to 1990. Following her death in 2013, Somerville College established the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust in her memory. 

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

More information can be found on the Somerville College website.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023. 

Oxford-The Queen's College Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-The Queen's College Graduate Scholarships are open to graduate applicants and are tenable only at The Queen’s College. We anticipate that two scholarships will be available in the 2023-24 year of entry, one in a Humanities subject and one in an MPLS subject, awarded through the Clarendon Fund allocation process and in conjunction with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline (Please visit your course webpage for specific deadline details.).

Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarships

Up to three full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Denmark and who are applying for one of the following courses (preference will be given to courses in the order listed):

MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation; MSc Education, with a speciality in Research Training; MSc Education, with a speciality in Child Development and Education; MSc (Res) Experimental Psychology; MSc Psychological Research; MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice; MSc (Res) Psychiatry; MSc (Res) Primary Health Care; other full-time master’s and DPhil courses in the departments of Criminology, Education, Experimental Psychology, Primary Care Health Sciences, Psychiatry and Social Policy and Intervention; and other one-year, full-time master’s courses in the Social Sciences or Medical Sciences Divisions.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by TrygFonden. TrygFonden is a Danish not-for-profit foundation which encourages close interactions between scientific research and the practical world, in which interventions are developed, tested, and implemented. The key objectives of the scholarship are to strengthen Denmark’s capacity in this area.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs (students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2023.  

Oxford-University College-Burma Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship will be available to applicants who are nationals of, or who were born in, Myanmar (Burma) and who are applying to any full-time course in a subject accepted by University College. To check whether the course you are planning to apply for is accepted by University College, please review the relevant Course page. Preference will be given to applicants for the Master of Public Policy (MPP).

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and a syndicate of generous donors to University College.

The scholarship covers course fees provides and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2023.

Oxford-Wolfson College-Reginald Campbell Thompson Graduate Scholarship in Assyriology

The Oxford-Wolfson College-Reginald Campbell Thompson Graduate Scholarship in Assyriology scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full-time or part-time graduate course, within the range accepted by Wolfson College, and who are specialising in Assyriology.

The scholarships have been funded by the University and an anonymous donor to Wolfson College.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wolfson College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wolfson College in order to take up the scholarship.

Scholarship selection is expected to take place in June 2023.

Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott Graduate Scholarships

The Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to a number of full-time and part-time DPhil courses within the range accepted by Wolfson College. The courses to which applicants need to be applying to be considered, for 2023 entry, are:

• DPhil Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Korean Studies/Linguistics)
• DPhil Public Policy
• DPhil Experimental Psychology
• DPhil Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation OR DPhil Social Policy
• DPhil Management OR DPhil Finance

The scholarships have been made possible through the support of the late Dr Frances Marriott (a University lecturer in biomathematics and taught statistics and a Fellow of Wolfson College) and by departments and faculties.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wolfson College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wolfson College in order to take up the scholarship. If there are multiple candidates of equal academic merit, preference will be given to candidates who chose Wolfson College as their preferred college on the graduate application form.

Selection is expected to take place in June 2023

Pirie-Reid Scholarships

The Pirie-Reid Scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in or educated in Scotland and who are applying to any full-time or part-time graduate course, with the exception of PGCerts and PGDips. 

Pirie-Reid is a small trust fund which is used for scholarships benefitting Scottish educated students or students who are ordinarily resident in Scotland coming to Oxford. Since the death of Mrs Constance Pirie-Reid in 1975, the trust has funded scholarships in memory of her husband. 

These scholarships are usually awarded through the Clarendon Fund allocation process and in conjunction with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship. To be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by the December or January deadline, whichever is relevant to your course.

Poler Family Oxford Graduate Scholarships

The Poler Family Oxford Scholarship is a postgraduate award for candidates ordinarily resident in Africa applying for the Master of Public Policy (MPP). It will support the top student from Africa who has demonstrated a commitment to serving others, to learning, and to contributing to the continent through public service. Candidates will demonstrate significant personal leadership potential and the highest standards of ethics, efficiency, integrity and vision. The award is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Poler Family Foundation.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

There is no separate application process, to be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.

Selection is expected to take place in June 2023

Refugee Academic Futures Scholarship

The Refugee Academic Futures Scholarship is available for applicants applying to any one year full-time master’s course, or two-year part-time master’s course, at Oxford. In order to be eligible for the award applicants must:

  1. Hold an offer to commence a master’s degree at the University of Oxford in 2023/24 for a one-year full-time course or two-year part-time course.
  2. Have been displaced within, or beyond, their home country due to conflict or violation of human rights, such as persecution. Further details will be published at the start of the application process for this scholarship.
  3. Face barriers to progressing their education and have limitations on the financial support for their university studies.
  4. Have not previously completed a degree at the same level (master’s) for which they are making an application.

The scholarship is funded by donations from students, colleges, external donors, and the central University.

Awards will be made towards your course fees and will provide you with a grant for living expenses. 

Eligible applicants will be considered regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However it may be necessary to transfer successful applicants between colleges for the scholarship to be taken up.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the December or January deadline (whichever is relevant to your course). Eligible applicants will then be invited to submit an application for the scholarship in April 2023. Only applicants who submit the scholarship application will be considered for the award.

This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers for 2023-24. 

Selection is expected to take place in May 2023.

Saven European Scholarships

The Saven European Scholarships have been created by a generous gift from Mr Bjorn Saven to support graduate students from some European countries who are applying to Oxford to undertake a full-time Masters or DPhil course. Many course subjects are eligible. The value (a partial award towards course fees), selection criteria and more specific eligibility details for the 2023-24 cohort of Saven scholars will be shown here once confirmed.

Selection is expected to take place in summer 2023.

Scatcherd European Scholarships

The Scatcherd European Scholarships are available for applicants from any European country and are awarded in partnership with other Oxford scholarships. To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant December or January deadline.  

Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholarships

The Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s scholarships are available for applicants to any full-time, one-year taught master’s course within the Mathematical, Physical and Life SciencesSocial Sciences, or Humanities Divisions (excluding Masters of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy) who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

The scholarships have been funded through the support of the Standard Bank of South Africa. Standard Bank is committed to enable and empower scholars to become effective leaders in Africa.

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

 Selection is expected to take place in July 2023.

Vicky Noon Educational Foundation Oxford Scholarships

Up to two full/partial scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in and nationals of Pakistan and who are applying to any full or part-time Master’s or DPhil course at Oxford.

You should be intending to return to Pakistan once your course is completed. If you have previously studied outside Pakistan you will not normally be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances which explain why you have studied abroad.

This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma courses, or non-matriculated courses.

The size and duration of awards vary according to each scholar's circumstances. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the Vicky Noon Educational Foundation.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. If you are eligible for this scholarship, you will be contacted by email in April 2023 and asked to submit a short statement setting out how you intend to contribute to Pakistan on your return, and how your studies in Oxford will help with this. Only applicants who submit the statement will be considered for the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in July 2023.

 

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