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    University of Oxford Scholarships 2020 for International Students in UK: Benefits, Eligibility, Application Process

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    Sugandhi Sood

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Oct 11, 2021

    University of Oxford (OX) is a diverse place that invites students from 150+ nationalities and residencies every year. Presently, international students comprise approximately 30% of overall student population at University of Oxford. Reason being 200+ University of Oxford Scholarships available to international students, offered at the time of admission itself.

    • For scholarships based on admission to University of Oxford, submit applications before the January deadline.
    • Majority University of Oxford Scholarships are awarded between late February and June, after the confirmation of admission.
    • International student scholarships at University of Oxford majorly cover tuition fees, cost of accommodation, travel and stay in UK
    • Oxford Graduate scholarships are mainly offered in collaboration with organizations, Foundations, and the UK government.
    • 100+ external scholarships are offered to international students at University of Oxford, including Rotary Foundation Scholarship, Chevening Scholarship, etc.

    Apart from entrance-based University of Oxford Scholarships, international students are also eligible for in-course scholarships awarded by their respective Faculties. Doctoral and research-based master’s students will be provided with a stipend from their thesis supervisors. 

    International students must remember that the benefits, eligibility criteria, and application process vary for several University of Oxford scholarships depending on their level of study. 

    University of Oxford Scholarships for Bachelor Programs

    At the bachelor's level, international students are offered a small number of the University of Oxford Scholarships, which are centrally administered. All the scholarships offer students substantial grants which cover the living cost and tuition fee of their chosen Oxford UG program. For the 2020-21 academic session at the University of Oxford, the cost of attendance for an international bachelor student includes

    • Living cost: 12,518 GBP- 18,150 GBP
    • Bachelor Course Fees: 25,740 BGP- 36,065 GBP

    Wth the University of Oxford Scholarships given below, international students get a chance to pursue their bachelor program at a nominal cost. Furthermore, selections of recipients are based on their academic performance and financial need.

    Scholarship Name Benefits
    Palgrave Brown Scholarship Covers living cost
    Reach Oxford Scholarship Covers course fee, living cost, and
    one return airfare per year
    Simon and June Li Undergraduate Scholarship Covers course fee and living cost
    D.H. Chen Foundation Scholarships Covers course fee and living cost

    Application Process for Oxford Bachelors Scholarships

    University of Oxford Undergraduate Scholarships requires applicants to complete a separate application form. Students must ensure that their scholarship application includes the following details

    • Personal Information
    • Course Details
    • Financial Information
    • Supporting statement
    • References

    The application deadline for all the bachelor scholarships at University of Oxford is February 12. The scholarship application form can be submitted via email or post. 

    • If you opt for email, send it to student.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk. The subject of the email should be “Undergraduate Scholarship Application”.
    • If you choose to send is by post, then mail it to:

    Undergraduate Scholarships
    Student Fees and Funding
    University of Oxford 3 rd Floor, 4,
    Worcester Street,
    Oxford OX1 2BX, UK

    Recipients of the Oxford undergraduate scholarships are expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievement at the University of Oxford. 

    University of Oxford Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Programs

    Masters and doctoral program students are offered the University of Oxford Scholarships in partnership with Foundation, donor, or corporate entity. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, whereas 60% is contributed by the partner organization. 

    Like in the case of bachelor's scholarships, the University of Oxford graduate scholarships also cover the chosen program's tuition cost and living expenses. Some of the Masters and Doctoral scholarships available at the university have been tabulated below:

    Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility Application
    Clarendon Scholarships At least 15,009 GBP for full-time & 5,003 GBP for part-time Academic merit Admission applications (January Intake)
    Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship Covers tuition cost and living cost (15,009 GBP) Syrian/Jordanian/Lebanese/Palestinian nationality;
    UK 2.1 degree equivalent in UG;
    Foundation’s ELP requirement: 6.0 in IELTS
    Complete scholarship Statement
    Felix Scholarship tuition fee;
    Stipend for living cost
    Indian; First-class degree;
    Return to India on completion of program
    Admission Application (January Intake)
    Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Course fee and living cost (13,320 GBP) Apply for an eligible program;
    Resident of commonwealth country like India
    Scholarship application before December 18
    Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Course fee and living cost Indian resident;
    Enrolling in masters or DPhil program
    Admission Application;
    Skype interview in April


    Prospective applicants of the University of Oxford Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral programs must be academically meritorious. This is one eligibility requirement that is common across all the scholarships. 

    The academic excellence of the applicants is judged on the basis of their performance in the completed bachelor's and master's degrees. While the University has not established any specific academic threshold to be considered for the scholarships, you do have minimum academic requirements for admission purposes- UK first-class degree or UK second-class degree. For the Indian students, the equivalent of 

    • the UK upper first-class undergraduate degree with honors is 75% or above in a 4-year degree program.
    • the UK upper second-class undergraduate degree with honors is 65% or higher in a 4-year degree program.

    Students exceeding these academic requirements will be given preference for the scholarships, at least the admission-based scholarships.

    External Scholarships at University of Oxford

    Apart from the University of Oxford Scholarships, international students can apply for external funding programs. Some of these scholarships available for Indian students are:

    Scholarship Name Benefits Level of Study
    Chevening Scholarships Tuition fees, accommodation, travel Masters
    JN Tata Endowment (loan scholarship) INR 1,00,000 and INR 10,00,000 Bachelors, masters, doctoral
    Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship INR 1,00,000 and INR 2,00,000 Bachelors, masters, doctoral
    Rhodes Scholarship tuition, travel expense, health insurance, and accommodation Masters and doctoral
    FINCAD Women in Finance 20,000 USD Masters and doctoral
    Rotary Foundation Scholarship Varies Bachelors and masters

    External scholarships are managed by organizations other than the University of Oxford. Therefore, the eligibility, application process and deadlines will vary. In case you have any queries please contact the relevant organization.

    With a vast variety of University of Oxford Scholarships and external scholarship programs, international students can easily pursue their higher studies at the University. Start thinking about the suitable programs and apply for those scholarships at the earliest. 

    Scholarships offered

    Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $25,000
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Doctorate
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    Debesh Kamal Scholarship


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $1,385
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Bachelor
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    QS scholarships


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Bachelor
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Master
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Master
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A

    The Global Study Awards


    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $12,252
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Bachelor
    • Number of Scholarships: 2
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