The Clarendon Fund scholarships is a free scholarship open to all graduates (Masters, MBA and Doctoral degree) without bias to nationality who would want to study on a full scholarship at University of Oxford, UK. That said, this is an international scholarship for applicants from any part of the world
Eligible courses: Please note that any subject can be funded by a Clarendon Scholarship. There is no quota by subject or preference for any particular course type. This covers 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
Info about Scholarship
The Clarendon Fund offers a total of 140 full scholarships annually to academically excellent graduate students from all every part of the world. These Scholarships are given out on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford. These scholarships will cover tuition and college fees and a stipend 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.
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.
- Individuals applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible to apply or this scholarship. This list 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.
- Clarendon Scholarships are full tuition and in addition will cover college fees in full and a provide a stipend for living expenses.
- The grant for living expenses for scholars on a full-time in 2010-11 is GBP£13,590, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford.
Duration: 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
Application Deadline: Applications for entry in 2016-17 can be submitted from 1 September 2015. The closing date is 9 or 22 January 2016 depending on the course of study.
How to Apply
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 Scholarship Webpage for details