Scholarships

Scholarships for students starting a new graduate course at New College

New College offers a relatively large number of generous college awards for graduate study ranging from £5,000 to £25,000 per annum. 

Who is eligible to apply for a graduate award at New College?

Ordinarily, New College must be specified as the first choice college. Only candidates applying for research degrees or a Masters leading to a research degree are eligible for consideration. Only applications for the start of a course will be eligible; no mid-course movement will be considered. For further details, please see the awards summary. 

How to apply for a graduate award at New College

The closing date for consideration will be the University January application deadline. For information on how to apply for Clarendon and Aso awards, please see below. To apply for 1379 Society Old Members Scholarships, prospective applicants must apply to the University of Oxfordselecting New College as their first choice college in their University application. All applicants with an offer of a graduate place at New College will be considered automatically for the scholarships available. There is no need to submit a separate application on top of the Oxford University Application Form.

Scholarships for entry in 2016

College Award

Duration

Eligibility

Value

Number
of
awards

Clarendon Fund Awards

Duration of maximum fee liability

Research degree scholarships for Home/EU and overseas students; details of application procedures available on the Clarendon website.

Full funding (to which the College contributes £6,750 per annum)

Four

Clarendon Fund Award

Duration of maximum fee liability

Research degree scholarship for students applying from the University of Technology Sydney; details of application procedure available on the Clarendon website.

Full funding (to which the College contributes £12,500 per annum)

One

New College Marshall Scholarship

Duration of maximum fee liability

Degree scholarships for US students; details of application procedures available on the Marshall website.

Full funding (to which the College contributes the cost of fees)

One

Oxford-Broomhead Graduate Scholarships

Duration of maximum fee liability

Students ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland for a degree in the MPLS Division.

Full funding 

Two

Aso Group Scholarship

One year or two years

Students with Japanese as a first language; preference for students from Fukuoka Prefecture. Research or taught degrees in any subject (possibly with initial support for a Masters degree). Download more information. Download application form.

£25,000 per annum

One

Yeotown Scholarship

Duration of maximum fee liability

Home/EU applicants for a research degree in Computer Science. The Yeotown Scholarship covers living costs and will be offered in conjunction with a departmental scholarship covering University and College fees.

c. £14,057 per annum

One

1379 Society Old Members Scholarship

Duration of maximum fee liability

Home/EU applicants for a research degree in any subject.

£10,000 per annum

One

1379 Society Old Members Scholarship

Duration of maximum fee liability

Home/EU applicants for a research degree in any subject.

£5,000 per annum

Two

Other sources of funding

The University of Oxford has a generous system of scholarships, details of which can be found on the University website. Some information about loans and external sources of funding is also available on the University website.

General support for current New College graduate students

New College offers all of its graduates various types of financial assistance:

  • A travel grant/research fund to which graduates can apply: £375 p.a. (and can accrue), for graduate students on research Masters and PRS/DPhil up to the end of maximum fee liability. This is primarily for necessary travel (e.g. conference attendance/archival visits), but some purchases (e.g. essential software) will be considered on their merits.
  • £200 for students on a taught Masters if they are presenting a paper at a conference; taught Masters comprise MSt, MSc by coursework, MBA, PGCE, LLM, BCL, MJur, MPhil.
  • Medics on Electives can apply for special travel grants: up to £1,000 for placement outside the U.K. (NB only one award/elective per clinical medic over his/her course)
  • The Tutor for Graduates has a small discretionary fund of £2,500 p.a. to cover exceptional costs, with average awards of £100-£200. Please apply directly to Professor George Ratcliffe.
  • Up to £1,500 p.a. on application to the Student Support Fund, which provides assistance based on financial need. This is administered by the College Development Office and application forms are circulated each February.
  • Historians may apply to the history tutors, Dr David Parrott and Professor Ruth Harris, for discretionary sums from the Reynolds Fund.

Forms for the above (other than the last three bullet points) can be downloaded and must be co-signed by your academic supervisor and then sent to Sheena Hilton in the Bursar's Office, where they will be processed by the Tutor for Graduates. Forms should be accompanied by receipts where appropriate.

OPAL language courses:

Graduates entitled to a research allowance may charge up to half their OPAL course fee to that allowance, on the understanding that the other half of the fee should be sought from their faculty. Graduates not entitled to a research allowance may apply to the college for half of the fee, but they must be able to make a good case for the language being directly relevant to their work.