Scholarships

Wolfson will be offering several new scholarships for students starting graduate programmes in 2020/21. 

Support for students is a priority for Wolfson College and over the past few years the College has been focused on increasing the scholarship support available.


  • 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. 
  • All applicants should apply to the University under the standard procedures for graduate degrees.
  • Applicants who apply by the January deadline for their chosen course will automatically 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 scholarship covers course fees (at the Home/EU rate for DPhil applicants) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,009; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant). 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.  

Awards will be made for the following courses for 2020 entry:

  • DPhil Surgical Sciences (3 years)
  • Environmental Research NERC Doctoral Training Programme (4 years)
  • DPhil Primary Health Care (3 years)
  • DPhil Archaeology (3 years)
  • DPhil in a qualifying AHRC-funded 3-year course (Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership)

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Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Physics Scholarship

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be at least £15,009; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant) for an applicant applying for a DPhil in any branch of Physics. Applicants must ordinarily be resident in the UK or EEA/Switzerland. 

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Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Quantum Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,009; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant) for applicants who are applying for a DPhil based in the Department of Computer Science and who will research multidisciplinary quantum structures. Applicants must ordinarily be resident in the UK or EEA/Switzerland. 

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Wolfson Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley Clarendon Scholarship

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,009; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant) for applicants who are applying for any Humanities postgraduate course with a preference for research pertaining to (1) Spanish or Latin American history, or (2) general European history. 

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Oxford-Ullendorff Graduate Scholarship in Semitic Philology

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,009; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant) for applicants who are applying for the MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies. Applicants must ordinarily be resident in the UK or EEA/Switzerland. 

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British Heart Foundation and Cocharane Tobacco Addiction Group studentship in behavioural research

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Current Scholarships

Wolfson students hold a number of existing scholarships (not all of which may be advertised for future entry years). These are listed below. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are also being advertised for 2020 entry; for further details about these please see the list above. Those without asterisks are not being advertised for 2020 entry, and may or may not be advertised for entry years beyond 2020.

Lorne Thyssen Scholarship

Wolfson Harrison UKRC Physics Scholarship*

Wolfson Harrison UKRC Quantum Foundation Scholarship*

Wolfson Guy Newton Clarendon Scholarship

Wolfson Isaiah Berlin Clarendon Scholarship

Louis Littman-Geza Vermes Scholarship on Jewish-Christian Relations in Antiquity

David Thomas Scholarship in Ancient Documents

Jeremy Black Scholarship in Assyriology

Oxford Wolfson Reginald Campbell Thompson Graduate Scholarship in Assyriology

Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley AHRC Scholarship

Wolfson Life-Writing AHRC Scholarship

Wolfson Isaiah Berlin AHRC Scholarship

Oxford Wolfson Ullendorff Scholarship in Semitic Philology*

Oxford Wolfson Marriott Graduate Scholarship*

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