Graduate Scholarships

St Hilda's College has many types of funding available for which students are encouraged to apply, including a range of grants and bursaries.

All subjects: Raymond-Sisam Graduate Scholarship for 2024 entry
This scholarship is aimed at students normally resident in New Zealand, studying for a graduate course in any subject. The successful applicant will receive £6,000 per annum for the duration of their course fee liability. The scholarship is available for students starting their course in October 2024. Applicants should apply through the university admissions process in the normal way by the January deadline, then email St Hilda's asking to be considered for this scholarship. Selection for the Raymond-Sisam Graduate Scholarship will be made on the basis of academic excellence. This scholarship is open to new graduate students commencing graduate study at Oxford in October 2024. Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover course fees. The College reviews applications in April and notifies applicants during the first week of May.

Humanities: Kojo Minta Studentship for 2024 entry
This scholarship is aimed at students studying for a graduate taught course in a Humanities subject. The successful applicant will receive £3,500 per annum for the duration of their course fee liability. We have one scholarship available for students starting their course in October 2024. Applicants should apply through the university admissions process in the normal way by the January deadline, then email St Hilda's asking to be considered for this scholarship. Selection for the Kojo Minta Humanities Studentship will be made on the basis of academic excellence. This scholarship is open to new graduate students commencing graduate study at Oxford in October 2024. Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover course fees. The College reviews applications in April and notifies applicants during the first week of May.

St Hilda's College Linked University Awards - Fully Funded UK/ROI or EU/Overseas Awards for 2024 entry
There is no separate application form for the Black Academic Futures or Clarendon Awards. All you need to do to be considered is apply for a graduate course starting in October 2023, by the deadlines in January 2024 (as appropriate for the subject, see the application guide on the University website for further information). Details on how to state your college preference are also given in the application guide

  • Philosophy: Joyce Mitchell Cook Black Academic Futures Graduate Studentship for 2024 entry
    This three-year scholarship is aimed at students studying for a graduate degree in Philosophy and covers course fees plus a generous grant for living expenses. Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook was a St Hilda’s alumna, and was the first Black American woman to receive a PhD in Philosophy in the USA. The College's generous alumnae have raised funds to support this studentship in her name. The Joyce Mitchell Cook Black Academic Futures Graduate Studentship is available for October 2024 entry.

Applications through departments

English: Griffiths Memorial Scholarship - Fully funded award (UK level of funding) for 2024 entry
St Hilda’s is associated with the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship. This studentship, which is restricted to Home Students, assists one year of graduate study on either the MSt in English (650-1550), or the MPhil in Medieval Studies. The studentship includes the following: course fees (at the UK rate), a maintenance grant, and free accommodation in College. To be considered for the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship you must apply through the university admissions process by the January deadline. Find out how to apply for the Griffiths Memorial Scholarship.

Other funds available to applicants to St Hilda's College

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India. A scholarship of Rs. 1,00,000 to any Indian student who has secured admission at St Hilda's College. The scholarship is donated by Ritika Dhamija (St Hilda's, Physics, 2003) and is available every year. Interviews for this scholarship take place around July every year, the exact dates being reflected on the website. http://www.oxbridgeindia.com/scholarship-guidelines/. Application Forms for the Scholarship are available online at: http://www.oxbridgeindia.com/apply-for-scholarship-2/

 

Graduate Scholarships - Closed to applications

Law or Politics: St Hilda's Social Sciences Graduate Studentship (not available for 2024 entry)
This scholarship is aimed at students studying for a graduate course in either Law or Politics. The successful applicant will receive £6,000 per annum for the duration of their course fee liability. We have up to two scholarships available for students starting their course in October 2023. There is no separate application procedure. Applicants should apply through the university admissions process in the normal way, naming St Hilda's as their preferred college, by the January deadline. Selection for the St Hilda's Social Sciences Graduate Studentship will be made on the basis of academic excellence.

Social Sciences: St Hilda's Clarendon Award available (not available for 2024 entry)
This three-year scholarship is aimed at students studying for a DPhil in a Social Sciences subject, preference for Law or Politics, and covers course fees plus a generous grant for living expense. The St Hilda's Social Sciences Clarendon Scholarship was available for October 2023 entry.

Humanities: Beale/Mabbs Scholarship Clarendon Award (not available for 2024 entry)
This three-year scholarship is aimed at students studying for a DPhil in a Humanities subject and covers course fees plus a generous grant for living expenses. The Beale/Mabbs Scholarship was available for October 2022 entry.

Sciences: The Oxford - Mary Frances Wagley Graduate Scholarship, awarded in partnership with the Clarendon Fund (not available for 2024 entry)
This three/four-year scholarship is aimed at students studying for a DPhil in a science (preferably natural science) subject and covers course fees plus a generous grant for living expenses. The Oxford - Mary Frances Wagley Graduate Scholarship, awarded in partnership with the Clarendon Fund, was available for October 2022 entry.

Medieval French: Jeanette Beer Graduate Studentship in Medieval French- Fully funded (UK level of funding) (not available for 2024 entry)
The studentship is jointly funded by the Faculty of Medieval of Modern Languages, St Hilda's College and a generous donation by Jeanette Beer, Professor Emerita of French, Purdue University. This studentship is aimed at candidates applying for the DPhil in Modern Languages, whose thesis topic is in the field of French language and/or literature from 842 to the fifteenth century, and was available for October 2021 entry. The studentship includes the following: course fees (at the UK rate) and a full maintenance grant. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. Find out more about the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Philosophy: Kathy Wilkes Philosophy Studentship (not available for 2024 entry)
This scholarship is aimed at students studying for a graduate course in the Faculty of Philosophy. The successful applicant will receive £5,000 per annum for the duration of their course fee liability. The scholarship was available for students starting their course in October 2019. There is no separate application procedure. Applicants should apply through the university admissions process in the normal way, naming St Hilda's as their preferred college by the January deadline. Selection for the Kathy Wilkes Philosophy Studentship will be made on the basis of academic excellence.

MPLS CDT courses 2014-2019 (not available for 2024 entry)
Up to seven College linked awards to RCUK funded studentships per annum. St Hilda's College has partnerships with a number of MPLS CDT courses. This partnership involves a College contribution for up to seven RCUK studentships awarded to successful applicants by the relevant MPLS departments. There is no college application process for these studentships. All you need to do to be considered is apply for an eligible graduate course by the deadline in January 2019. Successful applicants are then allocated to the partnered college.

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