Postgraduate Scholarships

In common with the world’s great universities, Oxford has a large and growing postgraduate body, trained at the most exacting levels in superb facilities. They leave with specialist knowledge, multidisciplinary experience and advanced research skills, to address the monumental challenges facing our global society and business.

Attracting the best from around the world
Nazim Hussain (2011, Physics)


Widening horizons at Univ
Catherine Shannon (2013, Classical Archaeology)


Funding the balance: work and family
Stephen Lloyd (2013, Law)



The College recognises that to attract the world’s smartest postgraduates complete funding is an absolute necessity. Full funding is offered as a matter of course by the world’s leading universities, and Univ currently loses exceptionally able students as a result. In recent years we have lost about thirty postgraduates each year (out of a pool of some fifty offers).


Univ now has an historic funding opportunity.


It is currently operating two generous matched funding schemes and is unique among Oxford colleges in this respect. The two schemes have the power to double the value of significant donations received before 2018.


Leverage of this kind is unprecedented in the history of the College, and it brings within our sights the prospect of fully funding fifty postgraduate places at Univ. Our aim is to bring about full funding for all of our postgraduate research students, and with your help we hope to achieve this by the end of 2018.


We hope that you agree with us about the importance of this initiative and will support it generously. 


Please view the videos on the right to hear from some of our postgraduates. In the following pages you can learn more about this opportunity, and the difference that you can make.