UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities 2021-22

The Humanities Division of the University of Oxford is committed to increasing the portfolio of studentships available to all students to attract the best, irrespective of background or ability to pay. The underrepresentation of UK-BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students suggests that more can be done to increase opportunities for students from these backgrounds to pursue a postgraduate degree in the Humanities. 

These new studentships, made available by the Humanities Division in association with colleges, will offer financial support to talented UK students from a BAME background. Students must be pursuing a Master’s degree (MSt, MSc, MPhil or BPhil) in the Humanities. For 2021-22, three studentships will be awarded in association with Oxford colleges, includiing Pembroke College and Wadham College.

The scheme has been in operation since 2019-20, when three studentships were awarded in collaboration with St Cross College.  For 2020-21, three studentships were also awarded in partnership with Mansfield College, Pembroke College and Wadham College. In partnership with Somerville College, the Faculty of History also funded a Master’s scholarship for a UK student from a BAME background. 


Terms and conditions

The studentships cover all tuition fees and provide a grant for living expenses at UK Research Council rates (at least £15,285). Awards are made for the full duration of the period of fee liability for the agreed course.


How to apply

Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission to a Master’s degree in the Humanities by the 8 January 2021 application deadline.

No separate application is required to be considered for this award. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.



Queries relating to these studentships may be addressed to the Humanities Graduate Office (