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Graduate Scholarships 2023-24

What's available?

Keble College has a small number of graduate scholarships for graduates starting in 2023. They are of two kinds. Some are linked to the University’s Clarendon Fund and do not require a separate application. Others are Keble-only scholarships for defined categories of graduates and/or courses, and these do require applications.

For both kinds of scholarships there is a general preference for graduates intending to start a new course in a research degree, but applications for continuing students and taught masters are sometimes considered.

Any enquires may be directed to college.office@keble.ox.ac.uk.

Linked Scholarships

de Breyne/Clarendon Award
Up to three scholarships available which are linked to the  University’s Clarendon Fund scheme, providing full fee and maintenance funding. These partnership awards are awarded solely on the grounds of outstanding academic merit. Awards are made for up to three years and are coterminous with University fee liability. Scholarships are renewed annually subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Sloane Robinson/Clarendon Scholarship
A small number of scholarships are available which are linked to the University’s Clarendon Fund scheme, providing full fee and maintenance funding.

Keble only Scholarships

These scholarships are only available to those studying at Keble, so please ensure we admit for your chosen programme of study before applying.  Guidance can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/colleges.

Angus Hawkins Graduate Scholarship at Keble
One scholarship covering full Home (UK) fees and maintenance for a DPhil student in History (or, if there is no suitable candidate in History, in English or Politics) for up to four years. No application needed, History Faculty will select.

Gosden Water-Newton Scholarship  
One scholarship worth approximately £15,000, for students applying to the Faculty of Theology and intending to seek ordination in a church in communion with the Church of England. Available for up to three years.
Application form (doc)

Gwynne Jones Scholarship 
One scholarship worth approximately £12,500 for any graduate degree course, with preference given to an individual from Sierra Leone or a Yoruba-speaker from Nigeria.
Application form (doc)

The Ian Tucker Memorial Scholarship  
One or more scholarships available worth approximately £6,000 combined, for one year only. Applicants must demonstrate sporting prowess – preferably in the field of rugby football – in addition to strong academic ability.
Application form (doc)

The James Martin Graduate Scholarship
One scholarship available worth approximately £9,000, for one year only.  Applicants must be intending to study for an MSc in MPLS (mathematical, physical and life sciences), Medical Sciences or Environmental Science. Preferences are for individuals who are making potential contributions to advances in technology, and with UK nationality / residency.
Application form (doc)

Wills-Philpott-Shawcross Divinity Scholarship
One scholarship available worth approximately £11,500 for one year only. Applicants must be intending to study for a DPhil in Theology.

The closing date for these scholarships is Friday 20 January 2023

Not all College scholarships are available every year. The following scholarships are not available for awarding in the academic year 2023/24:

Oxford – James Martin Graduate Scholarship
One scholarship available to cover all costs with preferences of a DPhil student in MPLS, Medical Sciences or Environmental Science and individuals making potential contributions to advances in technology and from UK.

Ian Palmer Scholarship
One scholarship worth approximately £3,933 for any graduate degree course involving research into Information Technology.

Graduate Study Support Fund

The College also has some funds to help out with on-course costs. The Graduate Study Support Fund is there for course-related equipment, fieldwork costs, attendance at relevant conferences (especially if a paper or poster is being presented), and visits to libraries or archives outside Oxford. Awards are typically up to £350 a year.
Application form (doc)

The Keble Association

Thanks to Alumni who have set up the Keble Association, we have some funds for travel and study grants, including for arts, internships and humanitarian projects. Graduates often apply for support to go to conferences – typically grants are up to £600. Applications can be made three times a year.

For when unexpected financial problems arise, we have a Student Support Fund. Its grants can, for example, help out with the final writing-up stages of a thesis. It’s not a bottomless fund, so we do advise graduate applicants to make sure that they can cover their anticipated costs (fees and living expenses) before starting on their programme.

The University also has its own separate funding sources, including for Hardship and writing up. You can get details from the university’s webpage.