Funding & Scholarships

Faculty Studentship Information

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If you receive an offer of a place, your college will require you to complete a Financial Declaration form. This aims to ensure that you are fully aware of the expected fees and living costs associated with your chosen programme of study. For full details of fees please see here.

To be considered for University or Faculty studentships you must apply through the university admissions process by the January deadline of 12 noon (midday) on 20 January 2017. 

The Faculty and University have a number of studentships available to fund graduate study in English.  In recent years about 11 studentships a year have been offered to study on our master's programmes, and about 15 studentships a year to study on our doctoral programme.  Most of these are offered to UK or EU students, but two or three studentships on both the master's programme and the doctoral programme (four to six in total) are awarded to overseas students.

The AHRC grant application process (open to UK/ EU students only) is managed by the University, so there is no need for a separate application to the AHRC. The Humanities Division has a block grant allocation of 40 doctoral and 10 master’s awards from the AHRC. English also nominates candidates each year for Clarendon Scholarships (open to UK/ EU and Overseas students). Here too application is made through the central admissions process, and there is no need to submit any further information. The Humanities Division offers around 35 Clarendon scholarships a year. Smaller numbers of other scholarships are also offered. All eligible candidates are automatically considered for these scholarships.

The Faculty also offers studentships in partnership with some colleges, and makes recommendations for a number of trust-funded studentships, managed by other committees and Boards. All eligible candidates are automatically considered for these studentships, which are open to UK/ EU students only. They include:

Jesus College - Faculty of English studentship 
Open to applicants for the DPhil programme, working on any aspect of pre-1800 literature.

Jesus College - Faculty of English studentship
Open to applicants for the MSt 650-1550, 1550-1700 and 1700-1830.

Jeremy Griffiths Studentship 
Available to candidates studying a subject related to the History of the Book before 1550 (held at St Hilda's College). Open to applicants for the MSt 650-1550 and MPhil (Medieval Studies).

Cecily Clark Studentship
Available to students of English Medieval Studies, with a preference for subjects relating to Middle English Philology.

Violet Vaughan Morgan Studentship – available to candidates studying on any of the English MSt strands.

For the following studentships, candidates should check the criteria relating to each award as some may have particular application requirements:

Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
Available to UK, EU and overseas students applying for entry to master's and doctoral programmes.  Please see the programme website.

St Cross College
St Cross College will be offering two MPhil scholarships in the Humanitiesand Social Sciences for entry in the academic year 2017-2018.  Please see here for further details. 

Exeter College
Exeter College will be offering a Bornhauser Scholarship in American Literature to study on our doctoral programme.  Please see here for further details.

Somerville College
Somerville College will be offering a Thatcher Scholarship to study on one of our master's programmes or our doctoral programme (open to UK, EU, and overseas students).  Please see here for further details.

For further information about funding, please see here.


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