Application Deadline: The closing date is 8th or 19th January 2017 depending on the course of study.
Eligible Countries: All. Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Malawi!
Host University: University of Oxford, UK
Accepted Subject Areas: All subjects can be funded by a Clarendon Scholarship. There is no quota by subject or preference for any particular course type. This encompasses all full-time and part-time Master’s courses (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh) and all DPhil programmes. A list of the all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Graduate Course Guide (from link below).
About the Scholarship Award: The Clarendon Fund offers around 140 full scholarships every year to academically excellent graduate students from all around the world. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford. The scholarships cover tuition and college fees as well as a generous grant for living expenses, and all graduate applicants who apply for study at the University by the January deadline, in their respective year of entry, will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship funding.
Level of Study: Masters, PhD
Selection criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include:
- An excellent academic record is essential:
- A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4, noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance).
- Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards;
- information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
- Aptitude for the proposed course of study: This may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrated evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to their field of study.
- Student motivation: This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to their proposed course, evaluated by the personal statement and referees’ reports.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Candidates applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a Master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
- Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.
Scholarship Award and Benefits
All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
Duration of Program
Clarendon Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course
- If you apply for a full- or part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford by the January deadline for your course, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship.
- You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.
Visit the official Scholarship Website for more information.
Sponsors: The Clarendon Fund with donations from partners within and outside the University
Important Notes: Scholarships are subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.