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Fees, Funding and Scholarships

What do I have to pay?

As a graduate student you will pay both University and college fees. Rates for the current and next academic years are published here. Tuition fees are payable to your college at the beginning of each term.

In addition, you should bear in mind the cost of accommodation, food, books and other day-to-day expenditure, as well as research expenses such as travel to conferences or fieldwork

Please note that students who have reached the end of their standard period of fee liability may be required to pay a termly University and/or a college continuation charge. See the University website for more information.

Sources of funding for graduate students in Classics

We recommend that you start looking for funding before submitting your application to the University. Some of the major sources of funding for graduate students in Classics are listed below.

Scholarships covering fees, living expenses, or both, 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.

Please note that most fully funded opportunities at Oxford are only available to students starting a new course. Once you are enrolled as a student, funding opportunities may be limited.

AHRC Block Grant Partnership Scheme

All successful applicants for admission to a Master's degree or doctoral degree at the University of Oxford who meet the AHRC eligibility criteria will be considered for AHRC studentships, based on their applications for admission to the University.

Further information may be found on the AHRC pages of the Humanities Division’s website.

Clarendon Fund Scholarships

All graduate applicants are eligible to be considered for Clarendon Fund scholarships, which are aimed at enabling academically outstanding students to pursue their studies at Oxford. The awards cover University and college fees and provide an allowance for living costs. Further details may be found on the Clarendon Fund website.

Faculty Studentships (Power of Seven Fund)

Since 2014 the Faculty has made funding opportunities for the most talented students its principal development objective, and has collected many generous donations (above all from its own alumni) in its Power of Seven Fund. This is used to match funding available from colleges and other external donors to make complete awards at both Masters and Doctoral level. This Fund has already made it possible to fund several distinguished graduate applicants, and we are constantly seeking to augment it.

Lorne Thyssen Scholarship at Wolfson College

Wolfson College is offering a fully-funded graduate scholarship for a DPhil in an area of Ancient World Studies. The Scholarship is to be held at the University of Oxford from the beginning of the academic year 2017-18. Further information may be found on the Wolfson College website at:

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme

Ertegun Scholarships, available to graduate students in the Humanities, are awarded via a highly competitive selection process. Scholarships cover University and college fees as well as providing a grant for living costs. Scholars also benefit from the use of Ertegun House in St Giles’, as well as having access to a programme of lectures, seminars, concerts and other activities designed especially for them. For further information, please see the Ertegun pages on the University’s website.

MPhil Scholarships at St Cross College

St Cross College invites applications for the following scholarships to be offered in 2017-18:

MPhil Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (two awards)

Harun ur Rashid Memorial Scholarship for applicants who are normally resident in Bangladesh

St Cross-SBFT DPhil Scholarship in the Humanities

St Cross College in partnership with the Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT) offers the following scholarship for which it invites applications from applicants who will be studying for a doctoral degree in the Humanities at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2017-2018. Read More

Trinity-Wordsworth Scholarship

Trinity College is offering a scholarship to an applicant with home/EU fee status who is accepted for the MSt in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature for entry in 2017-18. The scholarship will cover full home/EU fees and provide a maintenance grant at the level of the UK AHRC stipend for 2017-18. For further details, please see Trinity College's website.

Other sources of funding

Please see the online Funding Search tool for details of a wide range of other scholarships administered by the University, colleges and external funding bodies.