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Graduate Scholarships

St Hugh’s College offers a number of scholarships and studentships for graduate students.

Senior Scholarship

For Home/EU graduate students pursuing DPhil study, the College offers one award each year to a new DPhil student to cover the full cost of fees and maintenance at Home/EU rates for up three years. The Scholarship rotates around the Divisions of the University, and there is no separate application procedure. If you have applied for DPhil study with the relevant Division and are eligible for the award (which is made on the basis of academic excellence) you will automatically be nominated by the Division and considered for the award. The award is usually made in April of the year preceding the start date of the DPhil. For those applying for entry for the academic year 2011/12, the Division with which we will be associating our scholarship is likely to be Medical Sciences.

Rawnsley Studentship

This Studentship is available to new DPhil, it covers all fees (at Home/EU rates) and carries a maintenance allowance of £12,300 p.a. for up to three years. Eligible applicants will either -
a) Be of Czech, Slovak or Polish nationality, working in the fields of Czech, Slovak, Polish, or English Language or Literature (or in a field which combines the study of these subjects). Or -
b) Be studying Czech, Slovak, or Polish Languages or Literature (or in a field which combines the study of these subjects).
More details, and this year's application form may be found by following this link.

Clarendon Scholarships

For overseas graduate students, the College offers a number of awards linked to the Clarendon Fund ( and funded by generous donations to St Hugh’s. If you have applied to the Clarendon Fund and have either named St Hugh’s as your college of preference, or indicated that you wish your college choice to be overridden for funding purposes, you will be automatically considered for one of these awards. The St Hugh’s-Clarendon linked awards normally offer full fees and maintenance costs for up to three years of DPhil study.

Oxford-Lady Gore-Booth Scholarship
The Oxford-Lady Gore-Booth Memorial Graduate Scholarship has been created in partnership between St Hugh’s College and Prospect Burma, in honour of the College’s distinguished alumna, Aung San Suu Kyi (PPE, 1964). Lady Gore-Booth served as both Vice-Chair and Vice-Patron of Prospect Burma, and unfailingly gave her support for this education charity until her death in 2012.

This scholarship is available for students ordinarily resident in Burma who are applying for one of the following Master’s courses for 2014 entry: MSc Global Governance & Diplomacy; MSc Education; MSt International Human Rights Law; and MSc Learning and Teaching. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, as well as providing a grant for living costs. All eligible applicants who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline will automatically be considered for this scholarship. For further information, please see the University of Oxford’s website.

For 25 years, Prospect Burma has been investing in a positive future for Burma through its young people. Prospect Burma’s scholarship programme, 'Keeping the Flame of Education Alive', has awarded some 1,500 scholarships to students in Burma and opens doors to educational opportunities currently unavailable and underfunded within Burma.  The Oxford-Lady Gore-Booth Memorial Graduate Scholarship is the pinnacle of this programme and establishes a lasting educational legacy between Burma and Oxford University.


If one of our graduate awards is made to a person currently a member of a college other than St Hugh's (or holding an offer to study at a college other than St Hugh's), the award holder will be required to seek permission to migrate to St Hugh's. Applications will be accepted in any subject for which St Hugh's admits graduate research students (a list of programmes of study by college may be found here).