Clarendon Scholarships is one of the largest systems providing around 140 fresh scholarships each year at the University.
Clarendon Scholarships are extremely sought-after, competitive, and renowned.
High quality and smaller than in many nations, Oxford’s graduate classes facilitate your rapid professional development.
Our graduate research strategy emphasizes your capacity to function separately while being backed by an exceptional scholarly society.
Most academics of Clarendon are collaborating towards a DPhil (the title of Oxford for a Ph.D.). Scholarships are also granted for two-year (such as MPhil or BPhil) or one-year (such as MSc, MSt, MBA or MFE) degrees.
About Clarendon Scholarships
The Clarendon Fund offers around 140 full scholarships every year to academically excellent graduate students from all around the world.
Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at the graduate level at the University of Oxford.
The scholarships cover tuition and college fees as well as a generous grant for living expenses, and all graduate applicants who apply for study at the University by the January deadline.
In their respective year of entry, will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship funding.
Who is qualified to apply for Clarendon Fund Scholarships?
Candidates applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible.
This includes students who are currently studying for a Master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.
How Many Scholarships are available? Not Specified (Several)
Value of Award: All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
Duration of Clarendon Fund Scholarships: Clarendon Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course
Applications are assessed against the following criteria:
- Academic record.
- Aptitude for the proposed course of study.
- Student motivation.
- Level of Study: Masters, PhD
- Institution(s): University of Oxford
- Study in: UK
- Courses Offered: Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and are open to candidates who apply for a new master’s or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.
- Program Period: Depends on the chosen course.
- Deadline: January 2023 (annual) (Course Admission deadlines).
Clarendon Scholarships Coverage
Clarendon Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.
- Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs – which will be at least £15,009 for 2023-24.
- Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs.
- In 2023-24, part-time DPhil scholars should expect to receive at least £2,502 and part-time Master’s scholars should expect at least £5,003.
- The scholarships are normally offered for the full period for which you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course.
Eligibility Criteria for Clarendon Scholarship
To qualify for Clarendon Scholarship, the candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All world countries.
- All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
- All degree-bearing courses at the graduate level are eligible.
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no preference for any particular subject area.
- Candidates applying to start a new master’s or DPhil course at Oxford are eligible.
This includes students who are currently studying for a master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
- Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2023-24 are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.
- Current students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.
How to Apply for Clarendon Scholarship?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Clarendon Scholarship:
- Firstly, Apply by the relevant January deadline for your course to be considered for a Clarendon scholarship.
- Secondly, Your application to your course will be considered by the academics working in your proposed field of study.
They will assess the academic quality and suitability of your application.
- The department will make the final decision on your graduate place and will notify you of an outcome. See the decision timeline for more details.
- In parallel, academics within your department will determine who to nominate to the division for a Clarendon scholarship based on the selection criteria.
- The process varies between the University’s academic divisions and the Department for Continuing Education, but each meets in February or March to review the departmental scholarship nominations.
- The academic divisions assess the nominations on their academic merit and future potential and the top-ranked departmental nominees within the division are shortlisted for Clarendon.
- Once the shortlist is confirmed, the Clarendon Fund Administrator will contact successful applicants and will provide the scholarship offer letter.
- If you are offered (and accept) a Clarendon scholarship, this means your funding is now secure, as long as you meet the conditions of your offer of a place to study at Oxford.
- During April and May, Clarendon Partnership Awards are matched to scholars depending on the award requirements. No further information is required of Clarendon offer holders.
- Once each scholar’s unique funding package is confirmed, they will receive the funding breakdown letter outlining the funding arrangements.
Final college placements will also be confirmed alongside partnership awards.
- All successful Clarendon candidates will be contacted via email. The majority of offers are sent out by early April of each year.
- Due to the number of eligible applicants, unsuccessful students will not be contacted. If you have not heard from us by June.
Please assume that unfortunately you have not been awarded a Clarendon scholarship.
- A few late nominations may take place during the summer period if nominated students withdraw, however, this is very rare.