Oxford skyline, wide angle
A view of the Oxford skyline

Credit: Greg Smolonski

Oxford University to match UKRI doctoral stipend level for 2022-23

The UKRI announced on Friday 2 September that the previously confirmed 2022-23 UKRI minimum doctoral stipend level of £16,062 will rise to £17,668, representing a 13% increase on the 2021-22 figure of £15,609. Students were emailed by the Fees & Funding team on Friday 9 September to confirm the changes relevant to them.

Impact on non-UKRI scholarship stipend levels 

Most non-UKRI Oxford scholarship stipends (such as for the Clarendon Fund) are benchmarked against the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend and in line with our scholarship offer terms and conditions, all new and on-course scholars in 2022-23 should receive the increased stipend level.

For non-UKRI Oxford scholarship stipends for which the Student Fees and Funding team arrange payment, the increase will be paid to scholars as an additional late Michaelmas term payment of £1606.


Cost of living

The University is very much aware about the impacts of the costs of living on the student community. Existing financial support that is available to students can be found on the University website; and this will be kept under active review as we approach the start of term.