Studentships and Scholarships

Univ has a stated strategy of expanding the number of graduate studentships that it can provide, and in as many cases as possible we seek to make fully-funded awards to the most academically excellent applicants to Oxford. This is accomplished by leveraging the College’s own funds (in most cases provided generously by alumni of the College) by linking them to other schemes throughout the University. These include University-held block grants from the UK’s main research funding councils (RCUK awards); the prestigious Clarendon Awards offered by the University; and departmental or faculty funds that might be available.

In addition to these, the College has also formed links with the Rhodes Trust and plans to co-fund up to three fully-funded Univ-Rhodes Trust studentships each year. These will be in any of the subject areas for which University College and the Rhodes Trust admits students.

In addition to these fully-funded studentships the College will also be offering a number of partial funding awards. Details of all our studentship and scholarship funds are provided via the links on the left hand menu of this page.

Fully-funded Studentships

Almost all of our linked studentships will be awarded as part of the partner department/faculty’s (or division’s) main annual studentship competition. These generally take place early in the calendar year and typically use the January gathered field deadline for graduate application to the University. Please keep looking at the College's web site, since details of our studentships will be added throughout autumn as they are confirmed.

For 2018 entry we plan to offer approximately 35 fully-funded studentship packages, some for Masters programmes and some for Doctoral programmes. They are intentionally spread across academic disciplines and course durations. These studentships will cover all costs for your study (College fees, University fees) plus a maintenance (living cost) stipend, and will be awarded by departments, faculties and the academic divisions to the most academically excellent applicants. Note that the University’s main January online applications deadline is the one used for the award of almost all of these fully-funded studentships.

For most of our studentships and scholarships, we will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford, regardless of whether or not you state University College as your preferred college on your graduate application form. If we offer you a University College scholarship or studentship we will also offer you a place at University College, which will take the place of any earlier college offer you may have received. There is no separate application process for these scholarships; you simply need to apply for your graduate course by the relevant January deadline.

A small number of our awards require that you do select University College as your College of first choice, and that you subsequently receive an offer of a College place from University College. This requirement is indicated on the individual studentship/scholarship listings on the following webpages.

Information on how to apply for Graduate Study at Oxford can be found here.