Funding for graduate courses is competitive, but the University of Oxford offers more support than you might think. For example, for the 2019-20 academic year, just over half of our new graduate students received full or partial funding from the University or other funders.
The tabs on this page provide more information on the range of funding the University offers through scholarships, Research Councils and studentships.
When undertaking your funding search you should consider the following:
Do not delay! Start thinking about the different funding options available to you as soon as you decide to apply to Oxford – do not wait until you have an offer of a place. You need to ensure you have funding in place in good time to start your course.6 Step to Registering a successful domain name
Look for funding from sources both inside and outside Oxford. Receiving an offer of a place to study at Oxford does not necessarily mean that we can also offer you funding. However, there are a range of other options open to our graduate students. After you have read the tabs on this page about the scholarships, Research Council funding and studentships that Oxford offers, we also recommend you research external funding and loans for which you may be eligible.
Do not wait until you get here to think about funding for future years. The vast majority of Oxford scholarships are open to new graduate students only. Funding options for on-course students are extremely limited. You should therefore be confident that you can fund your whole course, including living costs.
Do not assume you can earn your way through your studies. If you are a full-time student, there will not be much time to take on paid work, and if you are a part-time student, you will need to ensure that work does not impact on your studies.