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Graduate Scholarships
A substantial proportion of graduate students receive some form of scholarship from the College. A range of graduate scholarships are available in a variety of subjects.

This page outlines the conditions and availability of individual graduate scholarships.

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
    Number available: One
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Applicants for the Master of Public Policy course at the Blavatnik School of Government who are nationals of (or have been granted refugee status by) and are ordinarily resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries, as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, or Zambia.
    Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
    Duration: One year
    How to apply: To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
    • Have submitted your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course.
    • Complete the online scholarship application form issued by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission by 16:00 (GMT) on 9 April 2021.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with
    • the Blavatnik School of Government
    • the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office
  • The Waverley Scholarship (annual rotation by division)
    Number available: Varies annually 
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    •  In any subject offered by the Medical Sciences Division
    •  In any subject offered by the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences Division
    Eligibility: Home/Overseas applicants for a postgraduate qualification in any subject offered by the relevant divisions.
    Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
    Duration: One year in first instance. If awarded to a student starting a degree, re-election for a maximum of two further years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the studentship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with
    • the University’s Clarendon Fund
  • The Oxford - The Queen's College Graduate Scholarship (annual rotation by division)
    Number available: Two annually 
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    •  One in any subject offered by the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences Division
    •  One in any subject offered by the Humanities Division
    Eligibility: Home/Overseas applicants for a postgraduate qualification in any subject offered by the relevant divisions.
    Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
    Duration: One year in first instance. If awarded to a student starting a degree, re-election for a maximum of two further years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the studentship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with
    • the University’s Clarendon Fund
  • Cyril and Phillis Long Scholarships (annual rotation by division)

    Number available:

    Two annually 

    Availability:

    Available for 2021 entry

    • Two in any subject offered by the Social Sciences Division

    Eligibility:

    Home/Overseas applicants for a postgraduate research degree in any subject offered by the relevant divisions.

    Value:

    Course fee plus maintenance stipend

    Duration:

    One year in first instance. If awarded to a student starting a degree, re-election for a maximum of two further years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the studentship holder and Governing Body approval.

    How to apply:

    All applications in advance of the January deadline will automatically be considered.

    Awarded by:

    The Queen’s College in conjunction with

    •  the University’s Clarendon Fund
  • Jardine Graduate Scholarships (any subject)

    Number available:

    Varies annually

    Availability:

    Available for 2021 entry

    Eligibility:

    Candidates who are resident in any of the countries or territories in which the Jardine Matheson Group has significant business interests, which include Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Further details about eligibility can be found on the Jardine Foundation website.

    Value:

    • course fees payable directly to the University and College
    • an annual stipend to cover board and lodging and all other incidental expenses (the stipend will be payable in three instalments each year, the first instalment being larger to cover initial costs)
    • the cost of the UK Immigration Health Surcharge
    • one standard economy class airfare to be reimbursed at cost to the Scholar from the place of residence to the United Kingdom at the beginning of the Scholarship and for the return journey to the place of residence on completion of the Scholarship period.

    Duration:

    Periods of up to four years

    How to apply:

    Please read the general criteria carefully and then complete an application form. Please email your completed application form and accompanying materials to the Admissions and Graduate Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk) by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 28 February 2021. Application materials received after this time will not be considered. You must have already submitted an Oxford University application in order to be considered for this scholarship.

    Awarded by:

    The Jardine Foundation

  • Hastings Senior Scholarship (any subject)
    Number available: One
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Those who have passed with First Class Honours all the examinations for the Bachelor’s Degree at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, or Bradford.
    Value: Contribution of c. £3,500 to the course fee
    Duration: One year. Re-election for a further year is possible. Only in exceptional circumstances may the scholarship be renewed for a third year.
    How to apply: Candidates are required to send a CV and covering letter outlining how they propose to fund their studies at Oxford to the Admissions and Graduate Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk) by the application deadline of 12 noon on 1 April 2021.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • Firth Senior Scholarship (any subject)
    Number available: One
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Those who by 1 October of the academic year following their election shall have passed all the examinations required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (or four-year undergraduate courses leading to a Master degree) and exceeded the ninth term from matriculation.
    Value: Contribution of c. £3,500 to the course fee
    Duration: One year. Re-election for a maximum of a further two years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: Candidates are required to send a CV and covering letter outlining how they propose to fund their studies at Oxford to the Admissions and Graduate Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk) by the application deadline of 12 noon on 1 April 2021.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • Wendell Herbruck Scholarship (any subject)
    Number available: One
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Residents of the state of Ohio or, failing that, of some other of the United States of America, who have at least a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree at an accredited American college.
    Value: Contribution of c. £3,500 to the course fee
    Duration: One year. Re-election for a maximum of a further two years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: Candidates are required to send a CV and covering letter outlining how they propose to fund their studies at Oxford to the Admissions and Graduate Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk) by the application deadline of 12 noon on 1 April 2021.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • The Ewald Scholarship in Law
    Number available: One annually
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Home/Overseas applicants for the BCL or MJur
    Value: c. £14,000
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the University's January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with the Law Faculty
  • The Honoré Scholarship in Law
    Number available: One annually
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Home/Overseas applicants for the BCL or MJur
    Value: c. £14,000
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the University's January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • The Neda Agha-Soltan Scholarship in Philosophy
    Number available: One post-holder in place at a time
    Availability: NOT Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Home/Overseas applicants in any graduate programme offered by the Faculty of Philosophy, with preference given to Iranian nationals.
    Value: Living expenses at the UKRI rate (which was £15,285 per annum for 2020-2021). In some years, funds permitting, substantial additional funds may be available to eligible applicants with Iranian heritage and they should contact us for enquiry.
    Duration One year. Re-election for a maximum of a further two years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • George Oakes Scholarship in American studies
    Number available: One
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Citizens of the United Kingdom who by 1 October of the academic year following their election shall have passed all the examinations for a Bachelor’s Degree at a University in the United Kingdom and shall not have exceeded two years from graduation, and who are studying for a graduate degree in the culture, history, politics, political science, sociology, literature, or art of the United States.
    Value: Contribution of c. £3,000 to the course fee
    Duration: One year. Re-election for a maximum of a further two years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: Candidates are required to send a CV and covering letter outlining how they propose to fund their studies at Oxford to the Admissions and Graduate Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk) by the application deadline of 12 noon on 1 April 2021.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
    Further information: The scholarship may be tenable during a year’s absence at an American university, which the scholar shall be encouraged to arrange, with due permission of the relevant University authority at Oxford.
  • DW Morphy Graduate Scholarship
    Number available: One scholarship holder at a time
    Availability: Available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Home/Overseas applicants for a postgraduate qualification in electronic and electrical materials (via Dept. of Materials or Dept. of Engineering Science) 
    Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
    Duration: One year in first instance. If awarded to a student starting a degree that will last more than one year, re-election for a maximum of three further years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: All applications in advance of the January deadline will automatically be considered.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
  • The Barns Studentship in Egyptology
    Number available: One post-holder in place at a time
    Availability: Not available for 2021 entry
    Eligibility:   Candidates who are about to start or are already undertaking postgraduate research degree in Egyptology at Oxford. Candidates, by the time of appointment, must have passed all examinations required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts and will be required to become members of the College (if not already such).
    Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
    Duration: One year. If awarded to a student starting a degree, re-election for a maximum of two further years is possible, subject to the satisfactory academic progress of the studentship holder and Governing Body approval.
    How to apply: Candidates are required to send a CV, a research statement of c. 2,000 words, and a covering letter to the Admissions and Administrator Administrator (admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk), by the application deadline of 12 noon on 1 February. Scholarship not available for 2021 entry.
    Awarded by: The Queen’s College
Diversity and Equal Opportunity

The Queen’s College embraces diversity and equal opportunity. Applications to our graduate scholarships are particularly welcome from women, disabled people, and people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented among postgraduates and academics in Oxford. The University’s full equal opportunity policy is available on the Equality Policy page of the University website.

The Queen's College shares the University’s commitment ‘to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.’ For specific information on The Queen’s College’s equal opportunities policy, please visit the Equality page of the College website.

The Queen's College is committed to the principles of equal opportunities and respect for individuals in creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value and celebrate diversity and feel that is critical to achieving our strategic aims and long-term success.