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Postgraduate Finance and Student Support


Update on the College’s response to the UKRI’s decision to increase its doctoral stipend levels (also known as the grant for living costs)

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 21/22 figure. As with UKRI funded postgraduates in college, many postgraduates co-funded by the University may also now have heard that the University will match this increase for most non-UKRI Oxford scholarship stipends, in line with their individual scholarship packages. 

However, some Queen's postgraduates receive stipends that are co-funded by the College in partnership with departments and faculties etc. that fall outside of the above categories, but whose stipends have similarly been pegged to UKRI stipends in the past.

We wish to reassure our students in this category that we are currently liaising with our various co-funders and working to identify all the scholarship holders in this category eligible for a similarly pegged stipend increase and we will be contacting all scholars due to receive this increase early in Michaelmas Term. This means that the first payment you receive at the start of Michaelmas Term will not reflect the stipend increase. You do not need to take any further action at this stage.  

The College is acutely aware about the impacts of the rising costs of living on the student community and we remind all our postgraduates and undergraduates alike that our standard financial assistance policies and associated application forms are always available from the College Office. 

Best wishes,

Tutor/s for Graduates

Prof Mark Buckley (outgoing) / Prof Rebecca Beasley (incoming)

Academic Support Grants

Grants are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit. Find out more on our Financial Support page.

Hardship fund

Queen’s has a tradition of supporting its members generously. We budget around £90,000 a year for student support; grants and loans are awarded by a student finance committee which meets twice per term to consider applications. The committee is attended by undergraduate and postgraduate welfare representatives. If you find yourself in severe financial hardship you can apply to this committee. Find out more on our Financial Support page.


There are a number of graduate scholarships available at The Queen's College. Find out more on our Graduate Scholarships page.

Student funding and course fees

Information about student funding and course fees for postgraduate courses can be found on the University's Fees & Funding pages.


Undergraduate students who continue to postgraduate study at The Queen’s College may be eligible to receive a Taberdarship – a scholarship to the value of approximately £3,500. In order to be eligible, students must attain a First Class degree in their Finals examinations. Taberdarships are tenable for one year in the first instance and may be renewed annually for a further three years.