Deadline: January 31, 2016
University of Oxford invites applications from eligible candidates for the Clarendon Scholarship. Clarendon is one of the biggest graduate scholarship communities at Oxford, and one of the most lively. 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 master’s or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.
Whilst there are no quotas by course type, the majority of Clarendon scholars are working towards a DPhil (Oxford’s name for a PhD). Scholarships are also awarded for two-year graduate degrees (such as the MPhil or BPhil) or one-year degrees (such as the MSc, MSt, MBA or MFE).
All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
Generally, applications are assessed against the following criteria:
- Academic Record: A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4, noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance). Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards; information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
- Aptitude for the proposed course of study: assessed by reviewing your references, your research proposal, demonstrated evidence of your aptitude for research, and the likelihood you will contribute significantly to your field of study.
- Student motivation: assessed through evidence of your commitment to your proposed course, evaluated by your personal statement and referees’ report
- If you wish to be considered for Clarendon, you must apply before the January deadline for your course. You can find the deadlines for your chosen course on the relevant Course page. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships – there is no separate scholarship application form.
- Read the guide on how to apply to the University of Oxford
For more information visit the Clarendon Fund at the University of Oxford.