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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.

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 two MPhil Scholarships from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2018-2019 for an MPhil/BPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines. The Scholarships each have the value of £4,000 per annum, to cover the annual College fee (£3,021 for 2017-2018) and a small stipend, and are each tenable for two years coterminous with College fee liability.

For more information, please see St Cross College's website.

Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities

St Cross College invites applications for the Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarship from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2018-2019 for a DPhil research degree in any of the arts and humanities disciplines. The Scholarship has the value £6,000 to cover the annual College fee (£3,021 for 2017-2018) plus a small stipend, and is tenable for three years coterminous with College fee liability.

For more information, please see St Cross 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.