Faculty Studentship Information
If you receive an offer of a place, your college will require you to complete a Financial Declaration form. This aims to ensure that you are fully aware of the expected fees and living costs associated with your chosen programme of study. For full details of fees please see here.
To be considered for most University or Faculty studentships you must apply through the university admissions process by the January deadline of 12 noon (midday) on 19 January 2018.
The Faculty and University have a number of studentships available to fund graduate study in English. In recent years about 11 studentships a year have been offered to study on our master's programmes, and about 20 studentships a year to study on our doctoral programme. Most of these are offered to UK or EU students, but two or three studentships on both the master's programme and the doctoral programme (four to six in total) are awarded to overseas students.
The AHRC grant application process (open to UK/ EU students only) is managed by the University, so there is no need for a separate application to the AHRC. The Humanities Division has a block grant allocation of 40 doctoral and 10 master’s awards from the AHRC. English also nominates candidates each year for Clarendon Scholarships (open to UK/ EU and Overseas students). Here too application is made through the central admissions process, and there is no need to submit any further information. The Humanities Division offers around 35 Clarendon scholarships a year. Smaller numbers of other scholarships are also offered, and in the 2018 competition one Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship (open to UK residents) will be available. All eligible candidates are automatically considered for these scholarships.
The Faculty also offers studentships in partnership with some colleges, and makes recommendations for a number of trust-funded studentships, managed by other committees and Boards. All eligible candidates are automatically considered for these studentships, which are open to UK/ EU students only. They include:
Jeremy Griffiths Studentship
Available to candidates studying a subject related to the History of the Book before 1550 (held at St Hilda's College). Open to applicants for the MSt 650-1550 and MPhil (Medieval Studies).
Cecily Clark Studentship
Available to students of English Medieval Studies, with a preference for subjects relating to Middle English Philology.
Violet Vaughan Morgan Studentship – available to candidates studying on any of the English MSt strands.
For the following studentships, candidates should check the criteria relating to each award as some may have particular application requirements:
Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
Available to UK, EU and overseas students applying for entry to master's and doctoral programmes. Please see the programme website.
St Cross College
St Cross College will be offering two MPhil scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences for entry in the academic year 2018-2019. Please see here for further details.
It will also be offering the Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarship in the Arts and Humanties for DPhil entry in 2018-2019. Please see here for details.
Additional doctoral awards with a 9th March deadline
If you have already applied to the DPhil in English programme, you do not need to submit a second full application in order to apply for any of these studentships. If you wish to be considered for one of these doctoral awards, please register your interest by contacting email@example.com and also attach a revised research proposal relevant to the studentship.
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards in English:
- The Wrest Circle: Literary Coteries and their Impact on Landscape Design, 1740-1760
- The Modernist Home
Leverhulme Trust Doctoral awards on the theme of Publication beyond Print:
For further information about funding, please see here.