Social Sciences Scholarships

Oxford hosts one of 21 Doctoral Training Centres accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In 2014 up to 80 ESRC studentships are available across the Social Sciences. See the Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre website for details.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded studentships are also available for the Oxford Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research

Part-time Courses

Oxford offers many opportunities for part-time postgraduate study, with over 1,500 students enrolled on part-time master’s, postgraduate certificate and diploma courses, and doctoral programmes. These are available through a number of departments, including the Department for Continuing Education’s Graduate School. A range of scholarships are available to students on these courses.

Multi-disciplinary scholarships

Oxford students also benefit from a wide range of prestigious multi-disciplinary scholarship schemes, including:

Clarendon Fund Scholarships

The Rhodes Trust

Oxford Graduate Scholarships

Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, supported by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Foundation Hoffman and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Commonwealth Scholarships


Find out more about all the scholarships open to you through our

Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search

Then apply for a place on one of our graduate courses. Research your options and prepare your application using our online guide.

You need to apply by the relevant deadline:

  • Friday 10 January 2014 – courses offered in the Medical Sciences, Computer Science, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, and the Saïd Business School
  • Friday 24 January 2014 – courses offered by all other departments

Please check the Department for Continuing Education Graduate School website for full deadline information relating to Continuing Education courses.

To be considered for most of our scholarships, you don’t need to do anything else.

However, some scholarship schemes do require additional application materials and they may have different deadlines, so check the full information for each scheme using the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search.

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