Doctoral Life-Writing AHRC Scholarship

The Scholarship is open to new students undertaking a DPhil in the area of Life-Writing. 

The scholarship covers Tuition fees, College fees and a stipend at the UK Research Council (RCUK) rate. It is a joint scholarship with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Oxford Centre for Life Writing (OCLW).

Eligible degree subjects

English, Medieval & Modern Languages, History, or Music

Degree type


Value of award

Tuition fees, College fees and a stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,296 for 2016-17), for the relevant period of fee liability (normally 3 years, previous Oxford students are advised to check their fee liability on the University's Fees and Funding pages).

Residence criteria

The Scholarship is open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland.


This award is offered in partnership with the AHRC. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College, and will be affiliated to OCLW.  

How to apply

There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2017-18. Applications should be made by the January deadline for your chosen course. If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

History of award

The OCLW was established in 2010 with generous funding from The Dorset Foundation. The Centre connects across every part of the University, across the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Through events and a dynamic virtual presence, it aims to bring together scholars and students nationally and internationally, within and outside academia.

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