University of Oxford - Humanities Division

Funding - general

Scholarships covering fees, living expenses, or fees plus living expenses, are available to outstanding graduate applicants subject to eligibility.


To be considered for funding, candidates applying to start a course from October 2017 must have submitted their University application(s) for the course(s) for which they wish to be considered by the relevant January deadline in 2017.


To be considered for an Ertegun Graduate Scholarship candidates need to submit a supporting statement in addition to indicating that they wish to be considered for this particular scholarship on their University application.


Candidates will automatically be considered for their eligibility for funding from a number of sources including the AHRC, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and benefactors.

Sources of funding

The University, Division, Faculties and Colleges all have sources of funding available to graduate students. Major funding schemes include: 

  • AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
  • Clarendon Scholarships.
  • Ertegun Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
  • AHRC/CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training – For full information and application guidelines, see the CEELBAS website.
  • Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships and Leadership Programme

There is further information about fees and funding on the University’s website to help you work out how much it will cost to study in Oxford, and how you can fund your course: see the Fees, Funding and Scholarships Search page. Students are required to provide a declaration that they are in a secure financial position to undertake study before they can take up their place. Please note that all enquiries regarding applying to Oxford for graduate study should be directed to the Graduate Admissions and Funding Office.