Scholarships

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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Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
18 - 18
Jan Jan
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize
Thursday 18 January -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

The third Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize for Oxford postgraduate students, organised by Wolfson College in conjunction with the English Faculty will be awarded at an event in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at 5.30pm on 18 January. The theme set for this year's poems is 'Stealing', and the winner will receive £1,000. The judges are Oxford's Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and the poet Professor Bernard O'Donoghue.

Parties and Dinners
18 - 18
Jan Jan
Guest Night
Thursday 18 January -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

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Clubs & Societies
18 - 18
Jan Jan
LGBTQ Movie Night - The Handmaiden (2016)
Thursday 18 January -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

There will be a film screening at 7:30pm in the Auditorium, and then a reception with refreshments and snacks in the Florey room afterwards to discuss the film.