Fees & Funding

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What do I have to pay?

Course fees for the current and next academic years are published on the University website. Course 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 (see Living costs to the right)

Please note that students who are still on course after reaching the end of their standard period of fee liability may be required to pay a termly 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 an AHRC Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP award or an Ertegun Graduate Scholarship, candidates need to fill in separate forms on the funding tab of the online application form and tick the boxes in the main form. Candidates will automatically be considered for their eligibility for funding from a number of other sources including 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.

Some Scholarships known to be available to students beginning graduate programmes in 2020-2021 are listed below.

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Eligible candidates wishing to apply for funding by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC doctoral training partnership (DTP) need to fill in a separate application form. Further information may be found on the DTP’s website.

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 tuition fees and provide an allowance for living costs. Further details may be found on the Clarendon Fund website

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.

Ertegun Scholarships, available to graduate students in the Humanities, are awarded via a highly competitive selection process. Scholarships cover tuition 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. 

St Cross College will be offering two MPhil scholarships in the Humanities for entry in 2019-2020. For more information, please see: http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/admissions/funding/mphil_scholarship_in_the_human

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.