Oxford University is proud to be able to offer a very high number of fully-funded international scholarships each year, with over 1,000 available for courses starting in 2019-20. These scholarships are competitive, prestigious and highly sought-after, open to graduate students from all around the world.
Clarendon Scholarships aim to give the most academically-able students not only the life-changing opportunity to study at Oxford but also the chance to form lasting social, academic and professional networks. All Clarendon Scholarships at Oxford cover tuition and college fees in full.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Graduate students from all around the world.
- Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and are open to candidates who apply for a new master or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.
- All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
- Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria!
- Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no preference for any particular subject area.
- All applicants who apply to start a new master’s or DPhil 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).
- Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2019-20 are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.
- Current students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford in the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
- If you wish to be considered for Clarendon, you must apply before the January deadline for your course.
- You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships – there is no separate scholarship application form.
- If you apply for a full or part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. The link is: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford
- All degree-bearing courses at the graduate level are eligible.
- This encompasses all full-time and part-time masters and all DPhil courses.
- A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Courses
- Academic results on the transcripts and university prizes or awards can be used to show academic excellence
- Applicants must be highly motivated. The motivation will be evaluated using the candidate’s personal statement and referees’ recommendations.
- The candidate’s ability to complete the proposed program will be evaluated by looking at their academic references, research proposal submitted and the possibility of the applicant to contribute significantly to their chosen field of study
- A good academic record is considered essential (A GPA overall score of at least 3.7 out of 4).
Note that the most Clarendon fund successful applicants have a GPA score higher than 3.7. An excellent Master’s degree performance can compensate the GPA obtained in the first degree
- Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students worldwide.
- Funding is also granted to students who are currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Oxford and are considering applying for a DPhil/PhD
- Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs, which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford.
- In 2018-19 this will be at least £14,777. Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.
- The scholarship will cover:
- Full tuition and college fees
- Living allowance (£14,553)
There are different courses with different deadlines but the deadline is usually around 8th or 19th January 2019.