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Graduate Scholarships

What's available?

Keble College has a small number of graduate scholarships. 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 full-time graduates intending to start a new course in a research degree, but applications for 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 two 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. There is an annual renewal of scholarships subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The Delia Bushell Graduate Scholarship in History
One scholarship available, worth approximately £6,250, for one year only. Applicants must be intending to study for a postgraduate taught degree in History.

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.

Keble only Scholarships

As these scholarships are only available to those studying at Keble, 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.

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

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 nationality / residency being UK/EU. Application form (pdf)

The closing date for these scholarships is Friday 24 January 2020.

Not all College scholarships are available every year. The following scholarships are not available for awarding in the academic year 2020/21:

Sloane Robinson/Clarendon Scholarship (Linked scholarship)
Up to ten scholarships available which are are linked to the University’s Clarendon Fund scheme, providing full fee and maintenance funding.

Gosden Water-Newton Scholarship (Keble only scholarship)
Two scholarships worth approximately £10,000 each, for Theology applicants.

Gwynne Jones Scholarship (Keble only scholarship)
One scholarship worth approximately £10,127 for any GR degree course, with preference given to Sierra Leone/Yoruba Tribe speaking student.

Ian Palmer Scholarship (Keble only scholarship)
One scholarship worth approximately £3,130 for any GR degree course in research / Info Tech.

Oxford – James Martin Graduate Scholarship (Keble only scholarship)
One scholarship 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/EU.

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.

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.