Scholarships available for the academic year beginning 2015/16

For the academic year 2015/16, we expect to support 48 partial or full scholarships, including at least 16 partnered scholarships for entry to new graduate courses.

How to apply
  • There is no separate College application procedure for any of the scholarships listed below.
  • Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University under the standard procedures for graduate degrees (
  • All applicants for graduate awards will be considered for Clarendon awards.
  • Students applying for RCUK 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.

Oxford Wolfson Marriott Graduate Scholarships

These new 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.  

The new awards for 2015/16 will be in:

Other Scholarships

Wolfson Isaiah Berlin Clarendon Scholarship - Humanities

Fully funded scholarship open to home/EU or overseas students.

Jeremy Black Clarendon Scholarship

Fully funded scholarship open to home/EU or overseas students in Oriental Studies.

Mougins Museum Ashmolean Scholarship

The scholarship is to fund a doctorate on the material culture of ancient Egypt.

The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson AHRC Scholarship

A fully funded UK/EU scholarship in areas connected with life-writing will be partnered with an AHRC studentship in one of the Faculties of English, Medieval & Modern Languages, History, or Music. The Scholarship is open to applicants who satisfy the UK Research Council citizenship and residence requirements.

Charlie Perkins Trust Scholarship for Indigenous Australians

Fully-funded Scholarship for applicants of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent studying for a DPhil or Masters in any subject.

Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Physics Scholarship

Fully-funded scholarship for a DPhil in Physics.

Ismene Fitch Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship for graduate students who are ordinarily resident in Greece.

Current Scholarship holders

Claudia Vadeboncoeur

Wolfson offers a fantastic social environment to develop as an individual and to further your research. Some of the most interesting conversations I have had were at Wolfson, over a cup of coffee in the common room. Wolfson also has so many clubs/ societies/ sports teams allowing for new pastimes to be taken up, such as rowing.