Clarendon Scholarships At University of Oxford, UK

Deadline:18 January, 2013 (or 4 January for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations)
Open to:
scholars from all continents, all degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible
Scholarship: The grant for living expenses for scholars on a full-time  is GBP£13,590


The Clarendon Fund funded Full time and Part time Masters and DPhil Scholarships for International Students at University of Oxford, UK. In 2012-13, there are over 300 Clarendon scholars at Oxford from more than 50 different nations. Awards are made based on academic excellence and potential across all subject areas, enabling the most distinguished scholars to study at Oxford University, one of the world’s top five universities and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded to academically excellent students with the best proven and future potential. The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses, and are open to students starting a new course at Oxford.

Study Subject(s):All subject areas
Course Level
:Master’s (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh) and DPhil


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. The fee liability page of the Fees and Funding website explains this in full detail, and also gives information about charges that may be applied after the standard period of fee liability has been reached and which are not covered by the Clarendon Fund.Scholarships are subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

As for 2010-2011 the grant for living expenses for scholars on a full-time  in was GBP£13,590, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford.

Scholars on a part-time course receive a pro-rata amount of the full-time grant for living expenses. Part time Master’s scholars are offered 1/3 of the full-time grant per year for two years. Part-time Dphil scholars are offered 1/6 of the full-time grant per year for six years.


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. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course. All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible.

Selection criteria:

  • 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).
  • 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.

How to apply?

The University requires online applications for all programmes.

Before you proceed to the online form, there are several sources of instructions to applicants that you must ensure you consult before compiling your application for graduate study.

Application Form for Graduate Study

By applying for graduate study at Oxford University (Application Form for Graduate Study) 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.

The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to  assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).

The closing date for Graduate Admissions for 2013-14 is Friday 18 January 2013 (or 4 January for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations).

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