Related Scholarships

Scholarships of interest to those considering study with DSPI

A full list of available scholarships can be found here. The following scholarships may be of interest to those considering courses offered in our Department.

Clarendon Scholarships

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.


Economic and Social Research Council Studentships

The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on social and economic issues. The University, in collaboration with Brunel University and the Open University, hosts the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership - one of fourteen Doctoral Training Partnerships accredited by the ESRC as part of a Doctoral Training Network. 

In order to be considered for a Grand Union DTP ESRC studentship, you must select ‘ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentships in Social Sciences’ in the University of Oxford scholarships section of the University's graduate application form. You must also complete a Grand Union DTP Application Form and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the funding deadline for your course.

Prospective master's students intending on pursuing a DPhil can also apply for ESRC funding.

Candidates interested in undertaking a Masters programme followed by a DPhil may be eligible to apply for an ESRC studentship covering both degrees. Further details can be found on the Grand Union DTP website

Information about ESRC studentships at Oxford can be found on the Grand Union DTP website. Please ensure you have read all of the guidance available on the website before completing the Grand Union DTP Application Form. Questions can be directed to the Grand Union DTP Office.


Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

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 College MPhil Scholarship in the Social Sciences

St Cross may offer a scholarship for college fees open to applicants for the MPhil in Comparative Social Policy or Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. The MPhil Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Oxford-TrygFonden Graduate Scholarship

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


Weidenfeld Hoffman Scholarship

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking. Find out more including how to apply.