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Graduate Funding

The application form, used to apply for admissions to any graduate philosophy programme, will also be used for applications for funding, such as the AHRC, Clarendon, Ertegun and Hanfling funds. Anyone offered a place on any of our graduate philosophy programmes will also be automatically considered for these scholarships, irrespective of the college choice made on their application form or the college that is ultimately allocated to them. It should, however, be noted that applicants for the Ertegun scholarship are required to tick the ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ box on the scholarship page of the application form, and fill in an extra section of the application form, otherwise they are not allowed to be considered for this funding source. Applicants should first check that they are indeed eligible for the particular source of funding before ticking the box.

The MSt in Philosophy of Physics is an eligible course for the Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida and Israel) at the University of Oxford. The Frost Scholarship Programme provides full scholarships to graduates from the State University System of Florida (known as ‘SUSF’ - a list of constituent institutions is available from http://www.flbog.edu/aboutsus/universities/), and to current students of Israeli universities to study at Oxford. Full eligibility criteria and other details about the scholarship are available from the Frost Scholarship Programme (Florida) and Frost Scholarship Programme (Israel) web pages.

UK and EU applicants who are offered a place on our MSt in Philosophy of Physics or MSt in Ancient Philosophy are eligible for the HEFCE supported Oxford Graduate Scholarships. Please check Oxford Graduate Scholarships, supported by HEFCE webpage for full details of the scholarship, including its eligibility criteria and information on how and when to apply.

St Cross College invites applications for the Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarship from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2016-2017 for a DPhil research degree in any of the arts and humanities disciplines. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application form in order to be eligible to apply for this partial scholarship.  For further details, including an application form to apply for this partial scholarship, please go to the St Cross College Funding Webpage.

St Cross College invites applications for two MPhil Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2016-2017 for a BPhil degree in Philosophy. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application form in order to be eligible to apply for these partial scholarships. For further details, including an application form to apply for this partial scholarship, please go to the St Cross College Funding Webpage.  

The Trudeau Foundation provides scholarships for doctoral students from Canada who have achieved academic excellence and who demonstrate an interest in public policy and a willingness to learn in a multidisciplinary setting. For further details, including information on eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the Trudeau Foundation scholarship webpage.

The Fulbright Commission have announced the opening of the 2017-18 Fulbright awards competition for UK citizens on 1 August 2016.  Fulbright offers competitive funding opportunities for periods of postgraduate study or academic research and lecturing in the US.  For further information please visit the Fulbright Commission's website.  To receive further updates about Fulbright funding opportunities for UK scholars and postgraduates, please sign up for their mailing list.  

It is possible that there will be some other joint faculty/college scholarships but, currently, it is not known if these will be available and if so, how many and for what amount.

Across the university, there are over a thousand scholarships available, as witnessed by our Oxford Graduate Scholarships website, and hence applicants may be eligible for other scholarships not specifically mentioned on this website. To check what advertised university and college funding opportunities you are eligible for, do consult the online graduate funding search tool. For some of these scholarships (eg Oxford Kobe, Raffy Manoukian, Weidenfeld) you are required to tick the relevant box on the scholarship page of the application form to be considered for this source of funding, but do first check if you are eligible before you tick the box.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is an external resource providing advice to graduates on applying for funding from sources such as charities and trusts. It is particularly useful for graduate applicants or current graduate students who are struggling to find funding from more traditional sources. Features include a searchable database of funding opportunities, together with help on writing personal statements and a grants manager to help students keep track of their funding applications. Current Oxford students and staff can use their University email address to register for access to the Guide at www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway (or use the ‘Login automatically from campus’ option).  Non-Oxford graduate applicants are able to submit their details via the online request form to receive a pin number, which they can then use to register for access to the Guide.

Full details of external scholarships are available on the External Scholarships webpage.

The British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) is offering a doctoral scholarship for doctoral work in philosophy of science at a UK university, subject to a candidate of sufficient merit presenting themselves.  Further information on this BSPS Doctoral Scholarship, including what is covered by the scholarship and how to apply for it, is available on the BSPS Doctoral Scholarship webpage.

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