Related Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered by other organisations but are applicable to some particular courses offered in our Department.

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The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering over 100 new scholarships every year. In 2013-14, there were over 330 Clarendon scholars at Oxford from more than 50 different nations. Awards are made based on academic excellence and potential across all subject areas, enabling the most distinguished scholars to study at the University of Oxford.

All students that apply by the January deadline are considered for the Clarendon Scholarships.

Oxford is the lead research institution for the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership, whose open competition panel offers ESRC-studentships for Masters-to-DPhil or DPhil programmes.

We are able to submit a number of nominations for consideration. Additional studentships are available to be taken in the Department for the DPhil programme if the research makes extensive use of advanced quantitative methods

Please visit the site above to see what benefits are received by holders of ESRC studentships.

Please apply using the standard graduate application form, and confirm with the Department that you wish to be considered for an ESRC studentship. 

Please ensure that you include a research proposal with your admissions application which can be incorporated within the 'Statement of Purpose' if applying for the 1+3 or 2+2 Master's courses. Please note: to be considered for an ESRC studentship award, you must apply by the January admissions application deadline.

For more information about the research areas supported by the scholarships, please visit the Doctoral study page

The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five fully funded scholarships each year for both the MSc and MBA component of the 1+1 programme, which will help extraordinary individuals to develop and realise their potential over both years of the course, as future global leaders who are committed to addressing world-scale social challenges. For more information, please visit the Saïd Business School website.


St Cross offers two scholarships for college fees open to applicants for the MPhil in Comparative Social Policy or Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. These scholarships are:

·         The MPhil Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

·         The Harun Ur Rashid Memorial Scholarship (for students normally resident in Bangladesh)

The Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarship is available for students ordinarily resident in Denmark studying the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.

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