January 2020.

  • Apply by the relevant January deadline for your course.


United Kingdom.

(Fully Funded)


Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford.

The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 130 new scholarships every year. 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.

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Clarendon scholarships not only provide students with a life-changing opportunity to study at Oxford, but also the chance to form long-lasting social, academic, and professional connections within a lively community. Clarendon offers fully-funded scholarships covering course fees as well as a grant for living expenses for the period of fee liability.

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic record.
  • Aptitude for the proposed course of study.
  • Student motivation.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Humanities.
  • Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences.
  • Medical Sciences.
  • Social Sciences.

All degree-bearing courses at graduate level in any subject are eligible. This encompasses all full-time and part-time master’s and all DPhil courses. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Courses page at thislink.

Note: Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1- 4 years depending on the chosen course. Scholarships are usually awarded between late February and June.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
  • All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible.
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no preference for any particular subject area.
  • Candidates applying 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 2020-2021 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.
  • There are no restrictions by nationality or country of ordinary residence.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.
  • 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 2019-2020 this will be at least £15,009. Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. In 2019-2020, part-time DPhil scholars should expect to receive at least £2,502 and part-time Master’s scholars should expect at least £5,003.
  • The scholarships are normally offered for the full period for which you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course.

For more information about Full-time applicants, please click here, and about Part-time applicants, please click here.

How to Apply

Choosing a course

Step One: Check if the University offers a course you’re interested in applying to – you can find courses either A-Z or by department.

Step Two: Read the entry requirements on the course page to make sure that you have the right qualifications.

Before you apply

Step Three: Use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search to check the fees and costs for your course and search over 1,000 full scholarships for 2020-2021 study.

Step Four: Check the deadlines on the course page and plan your time to submit your application well in advance – we recommend two or three weeks earlier, if possible.

Step Five: If your first language is not English, you must submit evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirement. See Score requirements.

Applying to your course

Step Six: Start your application by creating an account through this link.

Step Seven: Select your preferred course or your target degree using keywords or full title.

Step Eight: Before starting your application, please read: The entry requirements for your course at the bottom of the page. The list of documents to upload with your application and you will see them in the ‘How to apply’ section of your course page. Register your referees promptly to give them enough time to submit references before the relevant application deadline. You can submit your application before they provide their references.

Step Nine: Check that you have chosen the right course and college and uploaded all the correct documents, then submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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