Graduate study: Graduate Scholarships for 2023/24 entry

Christ Church seeks applicants of the highest academic potential and merit, irrespective of background and personal circumstances, and aims to provide a high-quality environment for academic study. Financial support for graduate students is a priority for Christ Church, and the College offers a range of scholarships each year for new graduate students. In recent years, for example, we have partnered with the Law Faculty to offer a BAME Scholarship to a DPhil student in Law, and with the University to offer two Black Academic Futures Scholarships, and thanks to the generosity of the Pitts-Tucker family have offered a fully-funded Pitts-Tucker Scholarship for a DPhil student in Medicine. Scholarships available for students starting in 2023/24 are listed below.

There is no separate College application procedure for any of the scholarships listed, but some scholarships require candidates to select Christ Church as their preferred colleges. Where applicable, this is set out below.

Any queries about Christ Church scholarships should be directed to the Academic Office. 
 

Research Council Awards

 

Two AHRC Humanities Scholarships each year in partnership with the University

Details of scholarship: See https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/ahrc-doctoral-training-partnership

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for the Humanities subjects the College normally considers

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to three years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process for Christ Church, but applicants should follow the AHRC application procedure

Subject-specific awards

Humanities Division

One Classics/Ancient History Scholarship in partnership with the Faculty of Classics

Eligibility: Home students applying for a DPhil in Ancient History or Classical Languages and Literature

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to three years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process

 

One Dacre Trust Scholarship in History

Details of scholarship: This award is funded by the Dacre Trust and Christ Church

Eligibility: Home applicants for an MSt or a DPhil in History, with a preference for Intellectual History

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to one year for the MSt; up to three years for the DPhil

Application process: No separate application process

 

Social Sciences Division

One Geography Hale Scholarship in partnership with the OUCE

Details of scholarship: this award is funded by Mr Simon Hale

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for any course in Physical Geography

Value: £5,000 p/a

Duration: Between one and three years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process
 

One Oxford-Christopher Ainsley Scholarship in Geography

Details of scholarship: established in 2022 in the memory of Christopher Ainsley who read Geography at Christ Church between 1976 and 1978 and who died in 2021.  It was established with the generous support of his friends, particularly his close friend and contemporary Martin Alderson-Smith, with match funding from the University of Oxford Graduate Endowment Match Scheme (GEMS)

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for a DPhil in Geography

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to three years

Application process: No separate application process
 

One Anne Campbell Scholarship in Law

Details of scholarship: The Anne Campbell Scholarship was given by Emily Campbell (ChCh 1990) in memory of her late mother.  It is awarded to the Christ Church law graduate with the highest average mark in the Final Honours School who remains at Christ Church, or returns to Christ Church, in order to study for the BCL or MJur

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants to Christ Church for the MJur and BCL who have previously completed their undergraduate Law degree at Christ Church

Value: £3,300 towards course fees and £500 towards living costs

Duration: Ten months

Application process: No separate application process.
 

One Politics or International Relations Scholarship in partnership with the Department of DPIR

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for a DPhil in Politics or International Relations

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to three years

Application process: No separate application process
 

Maths, Physical & Life Sciences Division
 

One Chemistry Scholarship in partnership with the Department of Chemistry

Eligibility: Home students applying for a DPhil in a subject offered by the Department of Chemistry

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to three years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process

One Mason Scholarship in Engineering

Details of scholarship: this award is funded by Dr Mike Mason

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for the MSc in Energy Systems

Value: £15,000

Duration: Twelve months

Application process: No separate application process.
 

One Mathematics Scholarship in partnership with the Maths Institute

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for a DPhil in Mathematics 

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate.

Duration: Up to four years

Application process: No separate application process.

 

Christ Church also contributes to funding for CDT DPhil students for up to two students per year in Chemistry and up to three students in Mathematics.

Non-subject-specific awards

 

Four Clarendon Scholarships in partnership with the University

Details of scholarship: See https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/ahrc-doctoral-training-partnership

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for subjects the College normally considers. One award is normally made in each of the Divisions as follows: Humanities, Social Sciences, MPLS, Medical Sciences

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process

 

One Refugee Academic Futures Scholarship

Details of scholarship: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/access/academic-futures 

Eligibility: applicants who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution, or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin, and who hold an offer for a Phil course in one of the courses offered by Christ Church starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

Value: Course fee and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate.

Duration: Up to three years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process but applicants must tick the ‘refugee status’ box on the graduate application form

 

One Holford Scholarship

Eligibility: Home/ROI/Islands/Overseas applicants for any course in which Christ Church accepts applications.

Value: A grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate.

Duration: Up to three years (depending on period of fee liability).

Application process: No separate application process.

 

One Ukrainian Scholarship in partnership with the University

Eligibility: Nationals of Ukraine and those who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine

Value: Course fees and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate

Duration: Up to one year (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process but applicants must tick the ‘refugee status’ box on the graduate application form

 

One Wakefield Scholarship

Details of scholarship: The award was endowed by the late Mrs Priscilla Wakefield Mitchell, in memory of her great-great-uncle Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his three brothers. The scholarship is also dedicated to the memory of Mrs Mitchell’s grandfather, Charles Marcus Wakefield, and to the memory of her brother Edward Roger Wakefield. Roger Wakefield was a graduate of Christ Church, Oxford.

Eligibility: applicants ordinarily resident in New Zealand who are graduates of the University of Canterbury  of no more than two years’ standing or who are eligible to graduate from the University of Canterbury, who are offered a place on a one-year Master’s course offered by Christ Church with fess of up to £30k p.a..

Value: Course fees of up to £30k and a grant for living expenses at the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate pro rata

Duration: Up to one year (depending on period of fee liability)

Application process: No separate application process