Scatcherd European Scholarships

The Scatcherd European Scholarships allow students to undertake study or research in all European countries except the UK. 

Award information

The scholarships are funded by an extremely generous benefaction from the late Mrs Jane Ledig-Rowohlt (nee Scatcherd), widow of the German publisher, Mr Heinrich Ledig-Rowohlt.

Award details

Duration:Three months to one year
Value:Up to £6,500 is available depending on duration and costs of planned study abroad. The scholarship will cover the cost of standard tuition or registration fees at the host institution.
Number:Usually five to seven awards available


Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:All
Level of study:Undergraduate or graduate
Year of study:All years; final year students must indicate clearly why their proposed study abroad will be directly relevant to their studies at this stage
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Other information

Eligible travel must take place during the 2024/25 academic year, or in the long vacation either side of this. Applications for travel outside of this timeframe will not be considered. 

Students are required to contact a possible supervisor at the host institution/university before submitting their application (applicants will be required to evidence this). It is expected that students will continue to be enrolled for a degree at the University of Oxford during the period of their study abroad. Successful candidates will be required to obtain the approval of their college to study away from the University of Oxford, and, where applicable, must also obtain dispensation from residence from their faculty board.

The amount granted to successful candidates may be reduced if they obtain other grants or shorten the duration of the proposed travel period. Scatcherd European Scholarships may be held in conjunction with Turing grants or grants from other educational bodies - all other funding awards and/or pending applications must be clearly declared in the application.

Successful applicants will be required to submit an online report detailing the activities as well as a certificate of attendance (a letter from their host institution) at the end of their attachment to prove the length of stay.

How to apply

  1. The application cycle for travel in the 2024/2025 academic year is now closed.
  2. The application deadline was midday on Friday 26 January 2024.
  3. The selection process will be carried out shortly after the application deadline and results will be released in May 2024.
  4. If you have applied for more than one scheme, you will be notified of these separately.
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