Graduate Scholarships & Bursaries
In 2011 the Christ Church Graduate Common Room celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Graduate study is now integral to the House and the University, and has resulted not only in the enrichment of Oxford’s academic, cultural and sporting life, but in benefits for the country and the whole world.
However, it is increasingly difficult for graduate students to get funds from the Research Councils in order to pursue their studies. On graduation many students are reticent about reading for a second degree as they have accumulated debts of £30k+, and only one in three Oxford students secure full scholarship funding across all graduate courses. Thus more than ever graduate studies need to be supported.
SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDIES WILL
- Improve Christ Church’s chances of retaining our brightest students and attracting the very best others through fully-funded scholarships. The availability of scholarship funding is key to attract today’s internationally mobile top students.
- Secure the future of the University, as graduate students make an essential contribution to Oxford’s ground-breaking research. Many graduates are academics of the future; Oxford and its colleges are their ‘training ground ‘.
- Enable access to all for a world-class collegiate education through Bursaries.
- Assist with funding so students can focus on intellectual enquiry, not material necessity.
- Enable others to experience what you enjoyed as members of the GCR.
“I met some wonderful people in the GCR who enabled me to broaden my view of the world and stretch my personal boundaries. Many of them remain my closest friends to this day.” Zar Amrolia (1984). GCR President, 1985-86
Your gift will help in creating fully-funded scholarships:
The University of Oxford has set up a matched funding scheme specifically aimed at endowing Graduate scholarships. Under this scheme new gifts secured by a college can be supplemented with additional funds from the University on a 60:40 basis.
To create each fully-funded scholarship Christ Church would need an endowment of nearly £1 million, but the new University scheme helps greatly towards that goal.
ALL GIFTS, OF WHATEVER SIZE, ARE VITAL, AS EVEN THE SMALLEST DONATIONS CAN BE JOINED WITH OTHERS TO CREATE FULL SCHOLARSHIPS.
If each of our former graduate students gave just £20 a month for a year that would raise enough to create a fully-funded scholarship when paired with the University’s matched funding.