The University and colleges are doing more than ever to increase the number of promising postgraduate students from under-represented groups at Oxford, and have recently launched a number of pioneering initiatives to improve access to graduate study.
These initiatives include:
- The Black Academic Futures Scholarships which will offer up to ten UK Black and Mixed-Black students financial support to pursue graduate study at Oxford.
- Bringing together a number of other graduate funding opportunities for under-represented groups that have been launched by the University and colleges.
- The UNIQ+ access programme that provides research internships for prospective students who may find progressing to postgraduate study challenging for reasons other than their academic ability.
- Application fee waivers for UK Applicants from low income backgrounds who completed their undergraduate studies after January 2017.
- A pilot on the assessment procedure of graduate applications in the following courses:
- Chemistry in Cells: New Technologies to Probe Complex Biology and Medicine DPhil
- Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research EPSRC CDT
- Interdisciplinary Bioscience BBSRC DTP
- Environmental Research NERC DTP
- Clinical Medicine DPhil (both full-time and part-time study)