Scholarships for Taught Degrees

These scholarships are History or Humanities-specific.  Please also consult the Funding Search for more awards, the Humanities page and individual college pages for further scholarships for which you may be eligible.  

 

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities.  Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.  To be considered for an Ertegun Scholarship, applicants must indicate this on their application form by the January admissions deadline.

You must also complete a supporting statement (Word doc) and upload it as a pdf document together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete.  The statement requires you to answer three questions (in no more than 500 words each) that relate to the aims and mission of the Ertegun Scholarship programme.  The Selection Committee will consider your supporting statement in conjunction with your course application.

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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 are open to candidates who apply for a new full- or part-time Master's or DPhil course at Oxford by the January deadline for your course, whereby you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship.

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St Benet’s Hall is actively fundraising for Graduate Scholarships, but does not yet have significant resources.  However, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Fr Nick Smith Bursary, which will award up to £300 a year for graduate students in Classics or History.

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A fully-funded MSt studentship is available for entry in October 2018, open to an outstanding Home/EU student who applies for entry to one of the 1-year Master’s courses for which Univ admits that are offered by the Faculty of History. No separate application to the College is required, as the studentship will be awarded as part of the Faculty of History’s annual studentship competition. It will cover living costs and all fees. Deadline for online applications is noon on 19 January 2018.

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A fully-funded studentship is available for entry in October 2018. This will provide 1 year's full funding; open to outstanding students who apply for entry to one of the 1-year Master's courses for which Univ admits that are offered by the Faculty of History. Depending on additional partnership funding available to the History Faculty, the award may instead be made to an outstanding student who applies for DPhil entry to the Faculty of History.

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The Sloane Robinson Foundation Graduate Awards are offered in partnership with the Clarendon Fund, with the AHRC, and with the ESRC.  Further information is provided here and here .

Lincoln College

 

Balliol College seeks to elect up to three female students to be Dervorguilla Scholars.  Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for a higher degree commencing in the academic year 2018/19.  The scholarships are open to candidates in the Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities division.

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The Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley Scholarship is open to new Humanities graduate students, specialising in Spanish or Latin American Studies (preferably history).  There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2017-18. Applications should be made by the 20th January deadline.  If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form.  The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

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Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for a Master’s degree in History, commencing in the academic year 2018/19.  The Scholarship may be offered in conjunction with an AHRC Award or it may be awarded separately.  Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission to a Master’s degree by the January deadline and must apply for an AHRC Award.  No separate application is required to be considered for this Scholarship.

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St Cross College invites applications for two MPhil Scholarships from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2018-2019 for an MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application in order to be eligible to apply for these Scholarships.

The Scholarships are tenable at St Cross College only. An application form can be downloaded here or requested by email. Written requests should be sent to the Admissions and Academic Assistant, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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St Cross College invites applications for a MPhil Scholarship in the History of Science from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2017-2018 for an MPhil in History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application in order to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship - preference will be given to candidates with an interest in the history of physics for their MPhil dissertation topic.  Applications should be received by the deadline of Friday 26th January 2018.  The Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only. An application form can be downloaded from this site or requested by email. Written requests should be sent to the Admissions and Academic Assistant, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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Open to all graduate applicants for courses in the Humanities; preference given to international applicants. The scholarship amount is £10,000 towards University and College fees, with any remainder paid directly to the student for living expenses.  Please note that there is a separate application process for this. The closing date for all application material is Friday 3 March 2017

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Graduate Masters’ degree students (on both full-time and part-time courses) with disabilities as defined by the Equality Act and determined by the University’s Disability Advisory Service. The scholarship is open to home, EU and international graduate students.  Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course. This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for non-matriculated courses, to candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2017-18 or to students applying for courses for which the College does not normally accept applications.

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One scholarship, worth £6,250 per annum. Applicants must be intending to study for a postgraduate degree in the History Faculty in the University of Oxford, or be presently registered for a postgraduate degree in the History Faculty in the University of Oxford.

Please note that there is a separate aplication process for this and the details from Keble college can be found on the link below and the application form.

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One award of £22,000 to support a graduate student taking a Masters degree in history. A preference may be given to graduates studying either early modern or global history. Applications will be considered by the Faculty of History and there is no separate application form.

The recipient will attend Keble college.

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Merton College are offering a scholarship to an applicant in Modern History

  • Eligibility – Home/EU/Overseas applicants for subjects Merton considers
  • Value - Merton funds full living expenses. University partner covers University and college fee.
  • Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)
  • Application – Via University application form for graduate study by the January application deadline

 

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The gift of Mr Kenneth Sewards-Shaw, Old Member of Lincoln College

Eligibility: candidates must be new graduate students of the College in the area of Law, History, English or Politics.

Value:  £1,500 (+£500 - see below)

Duration:  1 year

Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work. The candidate who is selected for this award will be expected to give a presentation on their work to members of the Middle and Senior Common Room at a joint seminar during their first year at Lincoln.  There will be a reward of an additional £500 for doing so.

Application: Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College  before making an application. Scholarship application forms will be  available for download from the Details link below from 5th February 2018.

Deadline: 1 June 2018

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