Wolfson will be offering several new scholarships for students starting graduate programmes in 2018/19. 

Support for students is a key focus for Wolfson College. Over the past few years the College has greatly increased its scholarship support, and in 2017/18 we will be providing funding for around 50 of our students through full or partial scholarships.

How to apply

  • There is no separate College application procedure for any of the scholarships listed.
  • Applications should be made by the January deadline for your chosen course. 
  • Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University under the standard procedures for graduate degrees.
  • All applicants will be considered for Clarendon awards.
  • Students applying for RCUK (Research Council UK) graduate funding may also be considered for a Wolfson partnered RCUK award. Preference will be given to applicants who have listed Wolfson as their first-choice College when two (or more) candidates are of equal academic merit.
  • As there are specific eligibility requirements for RCUK awards, information should be sought from the department, faculty or the centre for doctoral training.

Any queries about Wolfson scholarships can be directed to the Academic Office

Oxford Wolfson Marriott Graduate Scholarships

These awards have been made possible by a philanthropic legacy from the late Dr Francis Marriott and from a donation from the University’s Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund. The scholarships cover the cost of a full home/EU award, including the University Composition Fee, the College Fee and maintenance costs at the RC UK stipend rate. The awards will be made in partnership with a number of departments, faculties and centres for doctoral training that may, exceptionally, enhance an award to bring it up to the overseas fee level. 

When awarding these Scholarships, preference will be given to applicants who have listed Wolfson as their first-choice College when two (or more) candidates are of equal academic merit. Learn more.  

Wolfson will be offering Marriott Scholarships in the following subjects for 2018-19 entry: 

  • Biochemistry
  • ​Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership
  • International Development
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychiatry

Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Physics Scholarship

Fully funded scholarship for a DPhil in Physics, open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. Learn more.

Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents

Fully funded scholarship for a DPhil in Ancient History, with a topic in Greek and Latin papyrology and palaeography. Open to applicants from all countries. Learn more.

Oxford Wolfson Ullendorff Graduate Scholarship in Semitic Philology

Fully funded scholarship for a Humanities student specialising in Semitic Philology, open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. Learn more

Lorne Thyssen Scholarship

Fully funded scholarship for a DPhil in Ancient World Studies, open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. Please see scholarship page for details on eligibility. Learn more.

Wolfson Guy Newton Clarendon Scholarship

Fully funded scholarship for new DPhil students conducting biological, chemical or medical research. Open to applicants from all countries. Learn more. 

Wolfson Isaiah Berlin Clarendon Scholarship - Humanities or Social Sciences

Fully funded DPhil scholarship open to applicants from all countries. (Awarded for 2017/18). Learn more.

Norman Hargreaves Mawdsley AHRC Scholarship

Fully funded scholarship for a Humanities student specialising in Spanish or Latin American Studies (preferably history). Open to applicants from all countries. Learn more.


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24 - 24
Apr Apr
Tri-Innovate Pitch Event
Tuesday 24 April -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tri-Innovate 2018 finalists will pitch their ideas at The Foundry for £8,000 first prize and title of Innovation of the Year. Come support Wolfson finalists as they compete against finalists from Hertford, Jesus, New, and Pembroke Colleges.

Courses and Workshops
28 - 28
Apr Apr
Indo-Iranian Philology Study Day
Saturday 28 April -
9:00am to 5:00pm

A study day in Indo-Iranian philology, with opportunities to take lessons in subjects such as Avestan, Vedic Sanskrit, reading Old Persian cuneiform, and Indo-Iranian and Indo-European comparative philology. There will be taster sessions for beginners and brush-up sessions for those who once studied the subject. For further information or to book a place, please email Philomen Probert (

Concert and Plays
01 - 01
May May
Inauguration of Tim Hitchens
Tuesday 1 May -
8:00am to 11:00am

All members and friends of Wolfson College are invited to a May morning welcome event for Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson.


8.00–8.40 am Musical entertainment by members of the College 
All are welcome to drop in

8.40–9.00 am Break
Morning pastries will be available

9.00–9.30 am Formal inauguration of the new President
Please take your places by 9 am