You will be liable to pay full course fees for the following period of time:

  • Master of Science (MSc) Courses: 1 year.
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil): 2 years.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil): 3 years (a termly continuation fee will be charged for those exceeding the standard period of University tuition fee liability.)

For the latest information on fees charged by the University please visit the University's Fees and Funding webpage or use the Graduate Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool.


Thinking Postgraduate? Think Oxford.

There are five categories of scholarship opportunities available at Oxford:

1) Central - Oxford University Scholarships

For details on these scholarships please see the University's Graduate Scholarships webpage.

In order to be considered for these scholarships, you should apply no later than the January deadline for your programme of study.

These scholarships are managed by the central Student Fees and Funding team. You can apply for many of these scholarships by ticking the relevant boxes on the application form under the University of Oxford Scholarships headings. For some scholarships you may need to make a separate application.

You should use the fees, funding and scholarship search which will help you to locate Oxford University scholarships that are specific to you. The search will also give further information on applying for the scholarship and the deadline by which decisions will be made. Only successful candidates will be notified and, if you do not receive any notification by the decision deadline, you will not have been successful.

If you have any queries relating to these scholarships you should read the Most Popular Question section of the University website and/or submit your query using the online Ask a Question facility.

2) College

Scholarships offered by the colleges of the University. You will need to look at individual college web pages for details of available scholarships and for information on how to apply. College Scholarships may also be included in the results of any fees, funding and scholarship search. In recent years we have been able to offer joint scholarships with the following colleges: Hertford, Linacre, St Anne's, St Antony's, and St Cross. Information on the availability of any joint college / departmental scholarships will be advertised on this webpage and the corresponding college websites.

3) Departmental

The School of Geography and the Environment will also be able to offer scholarships from time to time. Details of available funding will be advertised on this webpage and in the News and Events section of our website.

4) UK Research Councils

To be considered for research council scholarships, applications must be submitted by the January deadline.

Research Council Scholarships are only available to Home and EU students. EU students will be eligible for a 'fees only' award. We will notify you if you have been nominated for an award and notify you of the final decision. Most decisions are finalised by late April each year.

The School of Geography and the Environment hopes to be able to offer research council scholarships each year for the following:

  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)

    If you wish to be considered for an ESRC scholarships - please make contact with the Research Degrees Coordinator as soon as possible to register your interest. You should follow the normal DPhil application procedures.

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  • The Grand Union ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

    If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please make contact with the Research Degrees Coordinator as soon as possible to register your interest. You should follow the normal DPhil application procedures.

    More info …

  • NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council)

    You do not apply directly to the School of Geography and the Environment but directly to the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) through one of the three research streams.

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  • AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)

    Geography DPhil candidates may be nominated for one of these awards if their proposed research topic falls within one of the AHRC Subject Areas as advertised on the AHRC Oxford DTP website.

    If you wish to be considered for an AHRC scholarship - please make contact with the Research Degrees Coordinator as soon as possible to register your interest. You should follow the normal DPhil application procedures.

    More info …

  • Science and Engineering for Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (EPSRC Centre for doctoral training)

    The EPSRC Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology Centre for Doctoral Training (SEAHA CDT) is an interdisciplinary programme to develop science and engineering based solutions for a wide range of important issues affecting the world's heritage. SEAHA is a collaboration between UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of Brighton, along with numerous cultural institutions and industry partners to promote heritage science.

    All SEAHA students begin the programme by enrolling on the one-year MRes SEAHA at University College London (UCL). Following successful completion of the MRes, students then continue with three years of doctoral studies at UCL (materials stream), University of Oxford (environmental stream) or the University of Brighton (digital stream).

    The MRes course has a pronounced research element, and students are recruited to SEAHA to specific research projects chosen in advance, initiated during the MRes year and completed during the doctoral phase. The SEAHA website (below) lists projects available for the coming year.

    The MRes offers a number of modules that can be chosen to suit the training needs of the student and the needs of the project, in agreement with project supervisors before enrolment. You will have tripartite supervision, with a heritage organisation, industrial and academic partner all providing support and oversight. SEAHA projects apply a wide range of science and engineering approaches to understand, interpret, conserve and establish the origins of objects (in museums, libraries, archives and galleries or outside), buildings, monuments or sites (ruins, buried archaeology etc). In particular, environment stream projects develop innovative methods to observe, monitor, analyse and conserve heritage objects, buildings, monuments or sites as they interact with air, water, sediment and biology around them.

    For more information about SEAHA, please see the SEAHA website and the University's Science and Engineering for Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) webpage.

5) External

You can find information on funding available from external organisations, trusts, and companies that provide support to graduate students on the University's Other funding sources and External scholarships webpages. These are managed by organisations external to Oxford, therefore various application processes and closing dates will apply. If you have any questions you should contact the relevant organisation directly.

In recent years our students have been successful with many awards offered by both the University and external organisations such as:

  • Rhodes Scholarships
  • Clarendon Awards
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships
  • Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships
  • Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
  • Hill Foundation Scholarships (Graduate)
  • China Oxford Scholarship
  • China Scholarship Council - University of Oxford Scholarships
  • Felix Scholarships
  • Oppenheimer Scholarship
  • Fulbright Awards
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • CONACyT, Mexican Government Funding
  • Frost Scholarship
  • Oxford - Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship
  • Oxford Kobe Scholarship
  • St Antony's College: Swire/Cathy Pacific Scholarships (Hong, Kong, Japan and China)
  • Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • IJURR Foundation Scholarship

Currently Available Scholarships