Clarendon offers a competitive scholarship package for part-time students undertaking a range of courses.
Graduate application deadline
By applying for graduate study you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents and there are no separate scholarship application forms for Clarendon. You must apply by the relevant January deadline for your course in order to be considered. Deadline information is available on the course pages.
Clarendon scholarships cover course fees in full. This applies to Home, EU and Overseas fee status students.
Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. For part-time DPhil courses, the rate is set at a sixth of the minimum Research Council Doctoral stipend rate. For part-time Master’s courses, the rate is set at a third.
In 2020-21, part-time DPhil scholars should expect to receive at least £2,502 and part-time Master’s scholars should expect at least £5,003.
This grant may be slightly reduced where course fees cover some other study costs for example, accommodation while on a period of residential study. We will liaise with your academic department to determine the value of the study support grant in these cases.
Clarendon scholarships are normally offered for the period of fee liability, with the exception of modular fee structure courses (see below). This is the period for which you are liable to pay for course fees to the University. The fee liability page explains this in full, and also gives information about charges that may be applied after this period, known as continuation charges, which are not covered by the Clarendon Fund.
Modular fee structure courses
For part-time courses with a modular fee structure, where the course does not have a fixed number of terms of fee liability, the scholarship will cover those academic fees which are compulsory for your course of study. Depending on the course structure these may include:
a) An Annual Award Fee - this will be paid for a maximum of two years.
b) A Registration Fee - this will be paid in full.
c) A Dissertation Fee - this will be paid in full.
d) Module Fees - your scholarship will pay for the minimum number of modules required to complete your course, but will not pay for any additional modules which you take voluntarily.
In the event of any other compulsory academic fees, we will liaise with your academic department to determine if they should be funded by your scholarship.
Level of study
All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible. This encompasses all the part-time Master's and DPhil courses. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the courses page. Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
For information for full-time applicants please see our dedicated page.
Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no restrictions on subject area.
Candidates applying to start a new part-time Master's or DPhil course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a Master's degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
Deferred offers or current students
Applicants who hold a deferred graduate offer are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.
Current students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford in the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.