All offers to study at Oxford are conditional on funding for both fees and living costs being obtained. Information on possible sources of funding is required on the application form (but you do not need to have a definite offer of funding before applying).

If you are a U.K. citizen or a citizen of the European Union and have been resident in the U.K. for more than three years, you may qualify for a STFC studentship, which pays both fees and a maintenance allowance. Please see the application procedure for these awards.

We expect to award our STFC places to students applying for the January deadline and so most students should apply in this round.

If you are a EU citizen but have not been resident in the U.K. for at least three years, you may still be eligible for a STFC award of fees only. In this case you must identify possible sources of funding for living costs and apply for scholarships if necessary.

There are also a limited number of research council studentships available for applicants from specific countries: further information is on the STFC website

There are a number of scholarships available at Oxford for applicants from particular regions, both within Europe and worldwide: see the University information on graduate scholarships. We draw your attention in particular to the Clarendon and Rhodes Scholarships and a number of College Scholarships. Note that many scholarships have early closing dates and that you should apply by an appropriate deadline as given in the information for each scholarship: otherwise you must apply on or before the 2nd deadline of 24 January 2020.

Astrophysics specific scholarships
Philip Wetton Scholarship at Christchurch

For other sources of funding, studentships and scholarships provided in your home country are often a good possibility.