There are over 1,000 full graduate scholarships available across the University, and these cover your course and college fees and provide a grant for living costs. If you apply by 12 noon UK time on 20 Jaunary 2017 and fulfil the eligibility criteria you will be automatically considered. Over two thirds of Oxford scholarships require nothing more than the standard course application. Use the Fees, funding and scholarship search to find out which scholarships you are eligible for and if they require an additional application, full details of which are provided.

Departmental funding opportunities

  • Ad hoc studentships for specific projects will be advertised on our home page.

Awards for UK students

  • AOPP has a number of projects eligible for STFC funding for October 2017.
  • The deadline for application is 12 noon UK time on 20 January 2017.
  • The studentships cover all fees and provide living expenses of at least £14,296 p.a. for three years.
  • All eligible candidates will be considered for a studentship.

Awards for EU students: The UK Government has recently announced that EU students will continue to be eligible for Research Council (in this case STFC) funding as follows:

  • Fees-only awards for EU students not resident in the UK.
  • EU students who have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship are eligible for full awards (as above).
  • Funding is guaranteed for the duration of the DPhil.
  • The deadline for application is 12 noon UK time on 20 January 2017.


Annual fees for entry in 2017-18

Fee status Tuition fee College fee Total annual fees
Home/EU including Islands c. £4250 £3021 c. £7271
Overseas £19335 £3021 £22356

The fees shown above are the annual tuition and college fees for this course for entry in the stated academic year; please be aware that these fees will increase annually. For details, please see our guidance on likely increases to fees and charges.

Tuition and college fees are payable each year for the duration of your fee liability (your fee liability is the length of time for which you are required to pay tuition and college fees).

Following the period of fee liability, you may also be required to pay a University continuation charge and a college continuation charge. The University and college continuation charges are shown on the continuation charges page.

For more information about tuition fees, college fees and fee liability, please see the Fees section of the website. EU applicants should refer to our dedicated webpage for details on the impact of the result of the UK referendum on its membership of the European Union.

Additional information

All DPhil projects are provided with a research training support grant to cover travel, equipment and consumables. Expenditure is dependent on the project and always requires the supervisor's agreement.

Living costs

In addition to your tuition and college fees, you will need to ensure that you have adequate funds to support your living costs for the duration of your course.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the range of likely living costs is between £1,002 and £1,471 for each month spent in Oxford. Full information, including a breakdown of likely living costs in Oxford for items such as food, accommodation and study costs, is available on our Living costs page.