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.

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.

Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry

  • In any subject offered by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Eligibility: Candidates who are ordinarily residents in the United Kingdom of Black or Mixed-Black ethnicity or candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution, or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin, and who hold an offer for a research postgraduate degree, starting in the 2023-24 academic year.
Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
Duration: One year in first instance with re-election for two further years, subject to the satisfactory academic progress 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

Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility: Candidates who are ordinarily residents in the United Kingdom of Black or Mixed-Black ethnicity or candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution, or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin, and who hold an offer for an MSt in Theology or a DPhil in Theology and Religion, starting in the 2023-24 academic year. The studentship is confined to those who by 1 October of the academic year following their election shall have passed all examinations for the Bachelor’s degree and will not have exceeded the thirty-first term from their matriculation.
Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend
Duration: One year in first instance with re-election for two further years, subject to the satisfactory academic progress 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

Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility: Applicants for the MSt in Public Policy (MPP) course at the Blavatnik School of Government who are citizens of (or have been granted refugee status by, or are a British Protected Person) and are permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country, as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

In funding the scholarships, the CSC requires the University to work towards gender equality in its nomination of candidates for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Value: Course fee plus maintenance stipend, airfares to and from the UK, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, thesis grant.
Duration: One year
How to apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship, you will need to:

  1. Have applied to your course at Oxford by the relevant deadline and will need to receive an offer of a place.
  2. Apply directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission using the CSC’s online application form by 16:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 13 December 2022.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with

Number available: Varies annually
Availability: Available for 2023 entry

  • In subjects offered by the Medical 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 with re-election for two further years (or three for four-year courses), subject to satisfactory academic progress and Governing Body approval.
How to apply: All applications in advance of the December deadline will automatically be considered.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with

  • the Medical Sciences Division
Number available: Up to two
Availability: Available for 2023 entry

  • One in any subject offered by the Humanities Division
  • One 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 with re-election for two further years, subject to satisfactory academic progress 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 typically with

Number available: Up to four
Availability: Available for 2023 entry

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 with re-election for two further years (or three for four-year courses), subject to satisfactory academic progress and Governing Body approval.
How to apply: Detailed information about how to apply for the studentship in DPhil in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease is available here.

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

Awarded by: The Queen’s College in conjunction with

Number available: Varies annually
Availability: TBC for 2023 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 SAR, 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: TBC
Awarded by: The Jardine Foundation
Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility: Candidates who have passed with First Class Honours all the examinations for their Bachelor’s Degree at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, or Bradford.
Value: Contribution of £3,850 to the course fee
Duration: One year in first instance with re-election for a further year, subject to satisfactory academic progress and Governing Body approval. 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 31 March 2023.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College
Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 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’s degree) and exceeded the ninth term from matriculation.
Value: Contribution of £3,850 to the course fee
Duration: One year in first instance with re-election for two further years, subject to satisfactory academic progress 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 31 March 2023.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College
Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 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 £3,850 to the course fee
Duration: One year in first instance with re-election for two further years, subject to satisfactory academic progress 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 31 March 2023.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College
Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility: Home/Overseas applicants for the BCL or MJur
Value: £10,000
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
Number available: One
Availability: Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility: Home/Overseas applicants for the BCL or MJur
Value: Maintenance stipend at UKRI rate
How to apply: All applications in advance of the University’s January deadline will automatically be considered.
Awarded by: The Queen’s College
Number available Varies annually
Availability Available for 2023 entry
Eligibility Queen’s undergraduate students who continue to postgraduate study at The Queen’s College. Candidates must attain a First-Class degree in their Final examinations.
Value Contribution of £3,850 to the course fee.
Duration One year in first instance with re-election for three further years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and Governing Body approval.
How to apply Eligible candidates will automatically be considered.
Awarded by The Queen’s College

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.