Scholarships

Wolfson will be offering several new scholarships for students starting graduate programmes in 2021/22. 

Support for students is a priority for Wolfson College and in recent 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 UKR (UK Research and Innovation) graduate funding may also be considered for a Wolfson-partnered UKR 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 UKR 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 rate for DPhil applicants) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,285; 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.  

The College anticipates offering up to 6 Marriott awards for 2021 entry; further details on the eligible courses will be released shortly.


Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Physics Scholarship

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home rate) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be at least £15,258; 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 the Republic of Ireland.

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Wolfson Harrison UK Research Council Quantum Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home rate) and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,258; 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 the Republic of Ireland.

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Oxford-Ullendorff Graduate Scholarship in Semitic Philology

The scholarship covers course fees (at Home rate) for students applying for the Mst Hebrew Studies and a grant for living costs (for full time students the grant will be least £15,258; part-time students will receive a proportional study support grant). Applicants must ordinarily be resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. 

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Lorne Thyssen Scholarship

The scholarship covers full costs for the relevant period of fee liability (at Home rate) for students applying for a DPhil programme in one of the following areas: Classical Languages and Literature, Ancient History, Classical Philology, Oriental Studies (ancient areas) or Archaeology. Applicants must ordinarily be resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

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