Scholarships available by direct application to the College
You can apply for our scholarships if you are an applicant to, or current member of, the University of Oxford, applying or studying for a research programme for which St Edmund Hall admits graduate students (please see here for details of our courses). All awards are conditional on the holder becoming a member of St Edmund Hall.
- Up to three William R Miller Postgraduate awards – each in the form of a rent-free College room (present value approximately £6,000 p.a.). The awards will be made for one academic year to students entering the first or second year of a research degree (DPhil or MRes) in the academic year 2024-25.
- One Emden Doctorow postgraduate award to the value of £5,000, to be awarded for one academic year to a student entering the first or second year of a DPhil in the Social Sciences in the academic year 2024-25.
- One E.P.A. Cephalosporin postgraduate award to the value of approximately £5,000 p.a. to be awarded for three or four years (whilst within fee liability) to a student commencing a DPhil in the academic year 2024-25 to conduct research in the medical, biological or chemical sciences, and whose research falls within the interests of the E.P.A. Cephalosporin Fund.
Applications for the scholarships listed above are now open. Please find the application form linked here.
As well as a completed application form, applicants are required to submit an academic CV, a copy of their transcript (a scanned copy is fine), and a brief description of their current/proposed research project (1-2 sides of A4). All applications must also be supported by two references, which can be submitted separately from the other application materials.
Applicants should submit their completed application in PDF format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Friday 19 January 2024. Please also ensure that both references are sent to this email address by this date.
Scholarships for which University of Oxford applicants are automatically considered
Clarendon Partnership Awards
We are offering prestigious Clarendon Partnership Awards for entry in 2023. The Clarendon Fund is now open to students of all nationalities. The scholarship award process is conducted by the Clarendon Fund following nominations from departments and faculties.
The Specific Partnership Awards part funded by St Edmund Hall and available for 2023 entry include:
- DPhil in Old or Middle English – Bruce Mitchell
Bruce Mitchell (1920-2010) was an outstandingly distinguished and famous scholar, whose text-books on Old English are classics in the field. He was a Fellow and a Tutor at St Edmund Hall from 1955 to 1987, and after his retirement was elected an Emeritus Fellow. The Bruce Mitchell Scholarship
- DPhil Law – William Asbrey
This award is made possible thanks to the generosity of Mr William Asbrey, to support a promising graduate student commencing a DPhil in Law. William Asbrey won a state scholarship and came to the Hall to read Law in 1949. This was followed by National Service in the Royal Air Force. He was a solicitor in his home town of Kettering, Northamptonshire and made much of his wealth on the stock market. He was a keen follower of cricket and politics. When he died in 2015, he left his entire estate to the Hall.
- DPhil French – Besse
- DPhil in any subject considered by the College – Frederick Brockhues
A scholarship of £6,000 awarded annually to a student on the MSc in Comparative and International Education. All those who apply for the programme by the 2 March 2023 deadline are automatically considered by the Department of Education. The fund is intended to serve a student who may not otherwise be able to enrol.
William Asbrey BCL Studentship
A studentship of £10,000 awarded annually to a student on the BCL. The studentship is jointly funded by the Asbrey legacy and the Law faculty. Applicants are automatically considered for the studentship by the Law Faculty.
St Edmund Hall Oxford Women in Law BCL Scholarship
A studentship of £10,000 awarded annually to a student on the BCL. The studentship is jointly funded by a Teddy Hall Alumnus and the Law faculty. Applicants are automatically considered for the studentship by the Law Faculty.
St Edmund Hall OxCEP Scholarship
A scholarship of £5,000 awarded to a DPhil student for three years. This award is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OxCEP), which aims to foster academic links between St Edmund Hall and Chinese academic institutions through visiting speaker programmes and academic courses, including ones in medical topics, in Oxford. Applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
Each year the College can support five partnership awards with the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarship and Leadership Programme. The scholarship provides full fees and stipend with the College contributing to living costs each year. This is largely for Masters courses lasting one year. Interested students can find out more information and how to apply on the Weidenfeld-Hoffman website. Our contribution to several of these awards is made possible by the generous contributions from the Julius Baer Foundation, as well as the Mitchell, Mrs Brown and Shauib Chaudhardy Funds.
Scholarships available by application to other institutions
China Scholarship Council – University of Oxford Scholarships
Up to twenty scholarships are available for Chinese nationals, ordinarily resident in the mainland Peoples’ Republic of China, who are applying to start a new DPhil course at Oxford. These awards include all university and college fees, a grant for living expenses and a return flight from China to the UK. More information is available on the University website.
The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Fellowship
Awarded for one year to a student who has just completed an undergraduate programme at Columbia College and who wishes to pursue a Masters degree in the Social Sciences at St Edmund Hall. Further information from Columbia College.