Funding

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).

Your fee status depends on your particular circumstances, and we are unable to advise on this. Note that as a consequence of Brexit, the eligibility rules for support via UK Research Council funds are changing for students admitted for study in the 2021/22 academic year. The full details of those changes have not yet been provided, and so any statements on funding on this page are subject to clarification. More information is available on the University Web Pages at https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/oxford-and-the-eu

If you are a EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, and are currently living in the UK, you may qualify for 'UK settled status' , which may give eligibility for domestic fee rates. We cannot advise on this, but if you think you may qualify, consult https://www.gov.uk/eusettledstatus . Note that applications for this status must be made before 2020 December 31.

If you are a U.K. citizen you may qualify for a studentship funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which pays both fees and a maintenance allowance. Please see the application procedure for these awards. These scholarships may also provide partial support for non-UK applicants.

We expect to award our STFC funded places to students applying for the January deadline and so we advise that students should apply before the closing date for that round.

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

Some scholarships are 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 by the 2nd deadline of 22 January 2021.

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