Graduate Scholarships

Find out more about Wadham graduate scholarships to be offered in 2020/21 and future years below. These include a range of scholarships awarded as part of the graduate admissions process. Some are limited to specific subject areas, others are potentially available to any new graduate student.

Scholarships available 2020/21

If you have a query about these scholarships, please email the Graduate Administrator (graduate.admissions@wadham.ox.ac.uk) with your specific question and naming the scholarship to which your query relates. Please do not send your CV or other materials for consideration unless explicitly directed to do so in the scholarship entries below. 

Wadham Cliff Davies Graduate Scholarship in History

Who can apply? Applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland who apply by the January deadline for 2020 entry to any full-time one-year Master’s course in the Faculty of History to which Wadham College admits. Preference will be given to applicants to the MSt History of Art and Visual Culture.

Money available: The scholarship value is £12,500 which can be used to partially cover course fees and/or partially cover living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

The scholarship is funded by Wadham alumnus David Dudding (History, 1990). The scholarship is named in memory of David’s former Tutor, Cliff Davies (Wadham, History, 1956), Fellow of Wadham 1963-2016, Lecturer and Director of Graduate Studies at Oxford’s History Faculty.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Application details: There is no separate application process for this scholarship. All eligible applications submitted by the relevant January admissions deadline will be automatically considered. Applications placed on a waiting list or held back after the January admissions deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March admissions deadline will not be eligible for consideration. Applicants who hold offers for 2019/20 entry but have been granted a deferral to 2020/21 entry are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.

John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicants for any full-time graduate course offered by Wadham College who are permanently resident in Canada and either already hold a degree from McGill University or would anticipate having completed a degree at McGill University by October of the year preceding graduate course entry. The selection process will aim to select a candidate who embodies the values of the Foundation and the example set by John McCall MacBain, including leadership potential, entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving, community involvement, strong character, honesty and integrity, loyalty and academic excellence.

Money available: The scholarship will cover course fees in full, plus a stipend in line with that offered by the equivalent UK research council (£15,009 in 2019-20). The scholarship would however not normally exceed £50,000 per annum in total.

Applicants will need to apply to the University by the relevant January 2020 deadline. Those wishing to be considered need not name Wadham as their first-choice college when applying for the course; the recipient of the scholarship will be admitted to Wadham and provided with graduate student accommodation in one of the College’s residences for the duration of their programme on condition that they complete the financial declaration process by the end of July 2020.

Eligible applicants to the University will be contacted by the College in February or March 2020 with details of the John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship application process and invited to register on the scholarship website if they wish to be considered for the award. The closing deadline for scholarship applications will fall in mid-April 2020, once applicants have received confirmation from the University of the outcome of their application; award of the scholarship will be conditional on the applicant having received an offer of a place from the relevant department or faculty. Those shortlisted for the scholarship will then be invited to interview by the McCall MacBain Foundation in Montreal during May 2020.

Beit Trust Wadham Scholarships

Who can apply?  One scholarship is open to applicants to the full-time Master of Public Policy course and the other scholarship is open to applicants to any full-time one-year taught Masters course to which Wadham admits. In both cases they should be normally resident in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe, and they will be expected to show evidence of their intention to return to their home country on completion of their course. Up to two scholarships will be awarded a year, and preference may be given to applicants to one-year Masters courses.

Money available:  The scholarships will cover course fees in full, plus a stipend in line with that offered by the equivalent UK research council.

Application details: Applicants should apply directly to the Beit Trust, who will be responsible for interviewing and shortlisting candidates. In addition applicants must make a graduate application to the relevant faculty or department at Oxford by the relevant admissions deadline. Further details can be found on the Beit Trust website.

Applicants will need to apply to the University by the relevant January deadline, and award of the scholarship will be conditional on the applicant receiving an offer of a place from the relevant department or faculty. Those wishing to be considered need not name Wadham as their first-choice college when applying for the course; the recipient of the scholarship will receive a place at Wadham should they wish to take up the offer of funding.

The Beit Trust Wadham College Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of the College's donors and the Beit Trust, which aims to provide financial support to those with the greatest potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in their home countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities 2020-21

Who can apply? Applicants to any full-time Masters course in the Humanities Division to which Wadham admits. To be eligible you must be a UK BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) student.

Money available: The studentship covers course fees and provides a grant for living expenses at UK Research Council rates (at least £15,009). Awards are made for the full duration of the period of fee liability for the agreed course.

Application process: Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission to a Master’s degree in the Humanities Division by the relevant January application deadline. No separate application is required to be considered for this award. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.

This studentship is funded through a partnership between Wadham College and the History Faculty.

Queries relating to this studentship may be addressed to the Humanities Graduate Office (graduate.admin@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

 

Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law

Who can apply? Any applicant for the BCL or Magister Juris (MJur).

Money available: The applicant awarded the Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law will receive £12,500.

Application Details: The Peter Carter Law Scholarships (see also Peter Carter Graduate Scholarship in Law below) are made available through the generosity of the PBC Trust and the Faculty of Law, to commemorate the contributions over many years of the late Peter Carter QC to the Law Faculty and to Wadham. The Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law is available to graduate students of exceptional academic merit embarking on the BCL or MJur at Wadham College and is available to law graduates of any university.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you should submit your application for the BCL or MJur to the Faculty of Law in the ordinary way by the relevant January deadline: there is no separate scholarship application process, and you do not need to have nominated Wadham as your first-choice college. Following the January deadline, a Faculty panel will nominate a recipient for the scholarship, which will be conditional on them taking up the offer of a college place at Wadham. 

The scholarship can be used to defray in part course fees and/or maintenance of the Scholar during their period of study. Please note that the scholarship will not cover all of the course fees, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the College, will be required to demonstrate to the College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Peter Carter Graduate Scholarship in Law

Who can apply? Any applicant for the BCL, MJur, MPhil in Law or DPhil in Law

Money available: The applicant awarded the Peter Carter Graduate Scholarship in Law will receive £10,000 per fee-liable year of their course (the amount would be halved if enrollment were part-time). 

Application details: The Peter Carter Law Scholarships (see also Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law above) are made available through the generosity of the PBC Trust, and the Faculty of Law, to commemorate the contributions over many years of the late Peter Carter QC to the Law Faculty and to Wadham.  The Graduate Scholarship in Law is available to graduate students of exceptional academic merit embarking on the BCL, MJur, MPhil in Law or DPhil in Law at Wadham College and is available to law graduates of any university.

The scholarship can be used to defray in part course fees and/or maintenance of the Scholar during their period of study. Please note that the scholarship will not cover all of the costs of the course, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the College, will be required to demonstrate to the College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Oxford-Dowding Graduate Scholarship

Who can apply? The Oxford-Dowding Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are applying to any full or part-time Humanities graduate course at Oxford, within the range accepted by Wadham College.

Money available: The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

This scholarship has been made possible through the support of the University and David Dowding, who read Oriental Studies at Wadham in 1967, and is now pleased to ensure that future generation of Humanities students can receive the same quality of teaching that he enjoyed.

Application process: Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission by the relevant January 2020 application deadline. No separate application is required to be considered for this scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.

The Oxford Department of Education – FirstRand Foundation, FNB Fund Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicants for the MSc in Education or the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition who are ordinarily resident in South Africa, and have not previously studied at a university outside South Africa. The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence. This scholarship is for full-time study only (not part-time).

Money available: Full course fees, plus maintenance expenses for a single postgraduate living in College accommodation (not less than £15,009)

This scholarship is offered through the generosity of the FirstRand financial services group, and in partnership with the University of Oxford's Department of Education. Its aim is to attract applicants from South Africa who demonstrate the greatest potential to become the leaders, influencers, decision-makers and opinion-makers of the future. 

Application process: If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you should submit your application for the MSc in Education or the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the ordinary way by the January 2020 deadline. You will also need to apply for the scholarship directly via the FirstRand website - please note that applications do not open until December 2019.

You do not need to have nominated Wadham as your first-choice college to be considered for the scholarship, and if you name a college of preference other than Wadham you will still automatically be considered for the scholarship. Following the January deadline, shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in South Africa, after which the scholarship will be offered to the successful candidate; receipt of the scholarship will then be conditional on them taking up the offer of a college place at Wadham.

Oxford FirstRand African Studies Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicants for the MSc in African Studies who are ordinarily resident in South Africa, and have not previously studied at a university outside South Africa. The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence.

Money available: Full course fees, plus maintenance expenses for a single postgraduate living in College accommodation (not less than £15,009)

This scholarship is offered through the generosity of the FirstRand financial services group, and in partnership with the University of Oxford's African Studies Centre. Its aim is to attract applicants from South Africa who demonstrate the greatest potential to become the leaders, influencers, decision-makers and opinion-makers of the future. 

Application process: If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you should submit your application for the MSc in African Studies in the ordinary way by the January 2020 deadline. You will also need to apply for the scholarship directly via the FirstRand website - please note that applications do not open until December 2019.

You do not need to have nominated Wadham as your first-choice college to be considered for the scholarship, and if you name a college of preference other than Wadham you will still automatically be considered for the scholarship. Following the January 2020 deadline, shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in South Africa, after which the scholarship will be offered to the successful candidate; receipt of the scholarship will then be conditional on them taking up the offer of a college place at Wadham.

Hackney BCL Scholarship

Who can apply? Any applicant for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

Money available: Full course fees, plus maintenance expenses for a single postgraduate living in College accommodation (not less than £15,009)

Application details: The College offers a postgraduate scholarship for a candidate of exceptional academic merit studying for the Oxford BCL programme. The scholarship, which is named in honour of Jeffrey Hackney, an Emeritus Law Fellow of the College, is tenable only at Wadham College. It will be awarded on grounds of academic excellence and aptitude; preference may be given to applicants also holding a Rhodes Scholarship for the year of their studies.

Application process: Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission by the relevant January 2020 application deadline. No separate application is required to be considered for this scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.

Oxford-Hackney BCL Scholarship

Who can apply? Any applicant for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

Money available: Full course fees, plus maintenance expenses for a single postgraduate living in College accommodation (not less than £15,009)

Application details: The College offers a postgraduate scholarship for a candidate of exceptional academic merit studying for the Oxford BCL programme. The scholarship, which is named in honour of Jeffrey Hackney, an Emeritus Law Fellow of the College, is tenable only at Wadham College. It will be awarded on grounds of academic excellence and aptitude.

Application process: Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission by the relevant January 2020 application deadline. No separate application is required to be considered for this scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.

Kalisher Trust-Wadham Scholarship (Criminology)

Who can apply? UK residents applying for the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Money available: £9,000 towards course fees.

The bursary is generously supported by the Kalisher Trust (http://www.thekalishertrust.org/) and Wadham College, Oxford. In addition to satisfying the high academic standards of the Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, and Wadham College candidates for the award must satisfy the Kalisher Trust’s objectives of furthering access to the Criminal Bar for students from backgrounds who are under-represented in the legal profession. The scholarship is intended to encourage and assist those intending to practise at the Criminal Bar who demonstrate ‘exceptional promise but modest means’. Applications are invited from UK residents who can demonstrate:

  1. Intellectual ability – demonstrated by academic performance, past work, activities and other experience.
  2. Motivation to succeed at the Criminal Bar including steps taken to acquire the personal skills required of a Barrister, and a demonstration of the will to succeed.
  3. Potential as an advocate – both in oral and written skills.
  4. Personal qualities – including self-reliance, independence, integrity, reliability and humanity.
  5. Financial need - candidates will be asked to supply to the interview panel, in confidence, information demonstrating financial need. Please note that the scholarship will not cover the fees for the course in full, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the University, will be required to demonstrate to Wadham College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Application Process

At the time of application to the University, applicants are required to submit to the Centre for Criminology an additional statement asking to be considered for this scholarship and explaining why they believe they meet the selection criteria, in particularly to discuss their motivation to succeed at the Criminal Bar. This statement should be no more than 800 words. Those shortlisted for the scholarship will be invited for interview.

Those wishing to be considered need not name Wadham as their first-choice college when applying for the course; the recipient of the scholarship will receive a place at Wadham should they wish to take up the offer of funding.

Oxford-Wadham Graduate Scholarship for Disabled Students

Who can apply? Applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland who are applying to full and part-time master’s courses (one-year courses for full-time, or two-year courses for part-time) within the range accepted by Wadham College, except the following courses: MBA, Master of Public Policy, MSc Law and Finance, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance, MSt Diplomatic Studies, MSt International Human Rights Law, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), Magister Juris (MJur), MSc Economics for Development, MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies. Applicants must have a disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and determined by the University’s Disability Advisory Service. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course. This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for non-matriculated courses or to candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2020-21.

Money available: The scholarship covers course fees (at the Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. This scholarship has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by a member of Wadham College in recognition of the additional burdens that many disabled Masters’ students face when contemplating further education. A ground-breaking matched funding initiative from the University of Oxford has enabled the creation of fully-funded scholarships such as this one for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world.

Application details: There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

Selection is expected to take place in May 2020.

OOC AHRC DTP2 - David Richards Scholarships in History

Who can apply?  Applicants to DPhil courses offered by the Faculty of History, who will be conducting research which is interdisciplinary in nature. This scholarship is open to home and EU graduate students. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course. 

Money available: 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £15,009) for the duration of the course. These scholarships have been made possible thanks to a generous donation by the family of David Richards, an alumnus of Wadham College.

The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The Richards family bequest contributes 60% of the funds for these scholarships, with the remaining 40% being contributed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council via the University of Oxford.

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

Standard Bank Africa Chairmans’ Graduate Scholarship

Who can apply? These scholarships are open to nationals from the below countries (with preference for the countries in bold) applying to any full-time one-year taught master’s course within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities Divisions (even if Wadham does not normally admit students on that course).

South Africa, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Money available: The scholarships cover full course fees, provide a RCUK level living stipend (at least £15,009) and a one-off settling in allowance of £1,500 which is paid during the first term.

Application process: There is no separate application process for this scholarship. You will be considered automatically if: you are applying to start a new graduate course as described above; you submit your course application by the relevant January admissions deadline; you are subsequently offered a place after consideration of applications received by the deadline; your application is not placed on a waiting list or held back after the January admissions deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March admissions deadline.

Selection Criteria: The eligibility criteria will be applied automatically, using the details provided in the relevant sections of the graduate application form (for example your country of ordinary residence) to determine whether you are eligible. The selection criteria applied to eligible candidates will be based on academic merit. Applicants who hold offers for 2019/20 entry but have been granted a deferral to 2020/21 entry are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

The scholarships are only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Wadham-Woodward RCUK Graduate Scholarship

Who can apply? The Wadham-Woodward RCUK scholarship is open to applicants with Home/EU fees status applying to any full-time 1 to 3 year graduate course to which Wadham admits.

Money available: The scholarship covers Home/EU course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

This scholarship has been made possible through the support from Wadham donors and RCUK.

Application process: Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission by the relevant January 2020 application deadline. No separate application is required to be considered for this scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.

The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.

Water Conservators' Scholarship

Who can apply? Any applicant to the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management who is ordinarily resident in the EU (including the UK)

Money available: £4000 towards course fees for one year

Application details: Through the generosity of The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators (www.waterconservators.org/index) the College is able to offer one scholarship a year to a student admitted to the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management. Those who wish to be considered for this scholarship should submit their course application by the January 2020 deadline. Those who receive a University place will then automatically be considered for the Water Conservators Scholarship by the faculty; there is no separate application process. Those wishing to be considered need not name Wadham as their first choice college; the recipient of the scholarship will receive a place at Wadham should they wish to take up the offer of funding, which is awarded on grounds of academic excellence and aptitude.

The scholarship normally has a value of £4000, to be used to defray in part course fees; in cases where an applicant has already received funding to cover their fees it cannot be used to cover their living expenses. Please note that the scholarship will not cover the fees for the course in full, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the College, will be required to demonstrate to the College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Future Scholarships (not available for 2020 entry)

The John Brookman Scholarship

We do not anticipate this scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year.

Who can apply? The Scholarship is open to those reading for, and those who have applied to read for, a graduate degree at the University of Oxford in any subject, and who as John Brookman Scholar will participate in the musical life of the College.

Money available: £3206 in 2019-20

Scholarship details: The College seeks to elect a John Brookman Scholar. The John Brookman Scholarship was endowed by the late E. W. M. Brookman, an old member of the College, in memory of his son, John Meredith Brookman (1926-80).

The Scholarship will amount to £3206 in the 2019-20 academic year. The Brookman Fund may also be able to help with certain expenses such as instrumental tuition or hire of a piano. In addition, the Brookman Scholar will be entitled to one free dinner in Hall per week during full term (8 per term). The Scholarship is intended as a supplementary award for those with other sources of funding for their studies. It may not normally be held beyond the fourth year from admission for a graduate course.

Wadham College has a strong and varied musical tradition. Under the direction of the Fellow Director of Music, the scholar will be encouraged to develop musical activities in the College. The College Music Society presents a number of concerts each year in a variety of College venues, including the chapel and ante-chapel, and the Holywell Music Room, which belongs to the College. These include performances by College ensembles including the orchestra, by other members of the College and by distinguished visiting musicians. There are many forms of music-making in College: a Wadham group has been the headline act at the summer music festival Wadstock for the last few years; recent student groups have performed jazz, funk, classical music and many other genres. There is sung evensong in Chapel every Sunday evening, in addition to other occasional services. The chapel choir consists of between 20-30 men and women, recruited from the College and outside, some of whom hold choral scholarships. The Director of Chapel Music is Katharine Pardee, who is assisted by the chapel organist (Julian Littlewood). The Scholar will have the opportunity to play either the Chapel organ, or another instrument as appropriate, at certain services by arrangement with the Director of Chapel Music and Chapel Organist, and to give recitals at other times. If the Scholar is a singer, they will normally be expected to sing in the Chapel Choir and at other College events. The scope of the Scholar’s involvement in the varied aspects of the College’s musical life will be accommodated to their particular skills and interests. 

 

David Richards Scholarship in Chemistry

We do not anticipate this scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year.

Who can apply?  Applicants for postgraduate research courses offered by the Department of Chemistry. The scholarship is open to home, EU and international graduate students. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course. 

Money available: 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £14,777) for the duration of the course. This scholarship has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by the family of David Richards, an alumnus of Wadham College.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The Richards family bequest contributes 60% of the funds for these scholarships, with the remaining 40% being contributed by the University of Oxford.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

David Richards Scholarship in Climate Research

We do not anticipate this scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year.

Who can apply?  Applicants for the DPhil in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. This scholarship is open to home, EU and international graduate students. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course.

Money available: 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £15,009) for the duration of the course. This scholarship has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by the family of David Richards, an alumnus of Wadham College.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The Richards family bequest contributes 60% of the funds for these scholarships, with the remaining 40% being contributed by the University of Oxford.

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

David Richards Scholarship in Economics

We do not anticipate this scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year.

Who can apply?  Applicants for the DPhil and MPhil in Economics. The scholarship is open to home, EU and international graduate students. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course.

Money available: 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £14,777) for the duration of the course. This scholarship has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by the family of David Richards, an alumnus of Wadham College.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The Richards family bequest contributes 60% of the funds for these scholarships, with the remaining 40% being contributed by the University of Oxford.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

Wadham Graduate Law Scholarship

We do not anticipate the Wadham Graduate Law Scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year, at which time it may be open only for one or two-year Law courses.

Who can apply? Any applicant for the taught or research graduate Law courses to which Wadham College admits.

Money available: £15,000 towards course fees or living expenses per annum.

Application details: The Wadham Graduate Law Scholarship is made available through the generosity of a Wadham alumnus and in partnership with the Faculty of Law. It is awarded on grounds of academic excellence and aptitude, and is part of the College's ongoing commitment to ensuring that the best graduate students from around the world are able to study here at Oxford, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The scholarship is to be used to defray in part course fees and/or maintenance of the Scholar during their period of study. Please note that the scholarship will not cover the full cost of any course, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the College, will be required to demonstrate to the College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit their application for a taught Law course to the Faculty of Law in the ordinary way by the relevant January deadline. There is no separate scholarship application process, and they do not need to have nominated Wadham as their first-choice college. If they name a college of preference other than Wadham they will still automatically be considered for the scholarship. Following the January deadline, a Faculty panel will nominate a recipient for the Scholarship, which will be conditional on them taking up the offer of a college place at Wadham.

Donner Canadian Foundation Law Scholarship

We do not anticipate the Donner Canadian Foundation Law Scholarship being available again until the 2021/22 academic year.

Who can apply? Any applicant to the BCL or MJur who is ordinarily resident in Canada

Money available: £22,000 towards fees or living expenses for one year

Application details: Thanks to the generosity of the Donner Canadian Foundation, and the good offices of Allan E. Gotlieb, Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, the scholarship is awarded on grounds of academic excellence and aptitude.  The scholarship is to be used to defray in part course fees and/or maintenance of the Scholar during their period of study (nine months).

Please note that the scholarship will not cover the full cost for the BCL or MJur, and the selected candidate, like all other applicants offered places in the College, will be required to demonstrate to the College that they have sufficient funds to cover the additional costs.

Oxford-Murray Classics Scholarship

We do not anticipate the Oxford-Murray Classics Scholarship being available again until the 2022/23 academic year.

Who can apply? Any applicant to the MSt or MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature or Greek and/or Roman History who intends to proceed to study for a DPhil.

Money available: Full course fees, plus maintenance expenses for a single postgraduate living in College accommodation (not less than £14,777) for up to four years. Continuation of the scholarship after the first year is conditional on being admitted to either the DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature or the DPhil in Ancient History. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and Wadham College, as a result of a generous benefaction from NR Murray.

Application details: The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants are considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.

The Oxford-Murray Classics Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute as a leader in the field.