Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Graduate Scholarships

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2017:
 
Alan Tayler Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For Overseas and EU fee status students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University DPhil degree in the Mathematical Institute in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
College Scholarship (Arts): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,021 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
College Scholarship (Sciences): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,021 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, or MSc by Research) in the Sciences (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Medical Sciences Division) in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Ghosh Graduate Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for one or two years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for Oxford University taught degree (BPhil, MFA, MSt, MSc by Coursework or MPhil) in the Humanities Division in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Glaxo Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,021 per annum, tenable for up to two years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For all students who have a confirmed place on the Oxford University 2nd BM commencing 2017 and any St Catherine’s students who will commence the accelerated graduate entry medicine course in 2017 or commenced the 2nd BM or accelerated graduate entry medicine course prior to 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Great Eastern Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,021 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees, and for Indian nationals who are, or will be, reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Henfrey Graduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be, reading for an Oxford University graduate degree related to Chinese Studies in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Leathersellers' Company Scholarship: two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For graduates of European (including UK) universities who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, or MSc by Research) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computing, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics or Zoology in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Light Senior Scholarship: up to eight scholarships worth £350 per annum, tenable for one year whilst the recipient is registered for an Oxford University graduate degree or diploma. For St Catherine’s graduate students who started graduate study at St Catherine's during or before the academic year 2016/17 and who will still be registered during the academic year 2017/18. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam's Graduate Scholarship in Law: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University graduate degree (BCL, MJuris, MSt, MPhil or DPhil) in Law in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Overseas Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,021 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For Overseas fee status students who are, or will be, reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
Wilfrid Knapp Scholarship (Arts): one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) in October 2017. Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017.
 
All of these Graduate Scholarships may be held in conjunction with an award from another body other than another Oxford College and carry entitlement to limited High Table dining rights. With the exception of the Light Senior Scholarships they also carry entitlement to up to two years’ single accommodation in College or a College House (at the current room charge rate), which should be taken in the first two years of the scholarship.
 
Students at other colleges are eligible to apply for all of these scholarships apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, but would need to migrate to St Catherine''s to take up any of these scholarships if their application was successful.
 
All of these scholarships, apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, are open to new graduate students commencing graduate study at Oxford in October 2017 and to current graduate students who will have completed no more than two years of graduate research degree study at Oxford in October 2017.
 
Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover University and College fees.
 
Applications should be sent by email to college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, in a single PDF file if possible, and should be single-spaced and in at least a 12 point font.
 
Applications must include, in the following order:

  • A completed Graduate Scholarship Application Cover Form including the names and addresses of two referees
  • A personal statement (one page)
  • A research outline accessible to non-specialists (up to 1,200 words)
  • A full curriculum vitae (two pages)

Candidates should ask two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send references to the Academic Office at St. Catherine's College to arrive by the closing date of Friday 10 March 2017. Referees should submit references by email if possible (email: college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).
 
Alternatively, applicants who will be commencing their studies in October 2017 may request in their application that the references submitted in support of their application to Oxford are used.
 
The College plans to interview short-listed candidates during the weeks ending Friday 21 April, Friday 28 April and Friday 5 May 2017 and expects to notify applicants of the outcome of their applications during the week ending Friday 26 May 2017.