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.
  • 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.

News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

LWA
6 November 2017
Aris Lecture 2017

This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.

Greg Woolf RSL17
30 October 2017
The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great

Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.

23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
23 - 23
Nov Nov
Travelling and Filming in Gandhara
Thursday 23 November -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.

Parties and Dinners
23 - 23
Nov Nov
Guest Night
Thursday 23 November -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term 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.

Clubs & Societies
24 - 24
Nov Nov
Csontváry, Painter of the Sun’s Path
Friday 24 November -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

An illustrated talk about Csontváry’s life and art, based on the ‘Csontváry's paintings in Transylvania’ 2016 exhibition in Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc).