Eligibility criteria

This page is for potential applicants and explains the Clarendon Scholarships eligibility criteria.

Overview Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.
Selection criteria See the Selection Criteria page of this website for more information.
Nationality

All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.

Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria!

Level of study

All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible.

This encompasses all full-time and part-time Master's courses (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh, MPP) and all DPhil programmes. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Courses page.

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Subject All subjects can be funded by a Clarendon Scholarship. There is no quota by subject or preference for any particular course type.
Type of student

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).

Candidates who already have a place but who deferred entry from a previous year are not eligible to apply (as you can apply for Clarendon in the year that you applied for your place and then, if you are successful, you can apply to defer your funding if you need to defer your place).

Students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford in the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application process By applying for graduate study at Oxford University (Application Form for Graduate Study) you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.

You do, however, need to apply by the January application deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship (the September deadline for applicants to the EMBA course).
Results For courses which start in Michaelmas Term (October) results will be available in the preceding April.