Funding & Expenses

We hold a small number of EPSRC funded studentships to award each year to students from the United Kingdom (UK) or European Union (EU), in order to pursue research leading to the doctoral degree of DPhil. To be eligible for an EPSRC studentship, you must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU Higher Education Institution.

The Oxford Funding Search lists many external scholarships available to students from both inside and outside the EU. Note that some College Scholarships are not listed on the University's graduate application form as they are for specific nationalities or have other constraints - you must apply for these directly. If the scholarship being applied for (e.g. Commonwealth, Marshall, Rhodes) requires a general letter of support, this can be provided. The University awards over 100 graduate scholarships every year from the Clarendon Fund - all applicants can ask to be considered for these. We will nominate candidates for these as well as for other awards (e.g. Buckee) on the basis of merit.

Expenses for the academic year 2018-19 are £4,320 for University Fees (UK/EU students - £19,915 for non-EU), £3,112 for College fees, and between £12,168 to £18,655 for living costs. EPSRC studentships meet these costs in full for UK students, but only the University and College Fees for EU students. The Sub-Department is unable to provide or secure grants for overseas applicants, who must demonstrate that adequate financial support is available.