Scholarships & Bursaries

Shoshannah

Where did you study before coming to Oxford?

I received my Bachelor of Arts, Honours and my Master of Arts in English Literature (with a specialty in Romanticism) from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

What are you studying/researching at Oxford?

I am currently in the second year of my doctorate in English literature at Oxford. My thesis argues for the essential correlation between the literary and the ethical as it is conveyed in the fiction of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

Why did you choose St Catherine’s? (if you did)

I began my studies at Oxford as a student at St Edmund Hall but migrated to St Catherine’s on scholarship. I am grateful to be part of St Catherine’s warm and welcoming community.

What do you like most about St Catherine’s?

The College’s financial support for its students is impressive as is the academic support provided by committed tutors, the Dean, and Junior Deans. The academic life here is vibrant and intellectually inspiring. The library is extensive and serves as a wonderful workspace.

St Catherine’s social life is equally stimulating with all the opportunities for students to interact at formal dinners and other social events and activities. For these reasons as well as for its tranquil and aesthetically pleasing setting of hedged walkways and gardens, St Catz is a perfect place to pursue one’s studies.

Catz Student Wins 2014 IRB Junior World Championship

Catz undergraduate Gus Jones (2012, Biological Sciences) has competed in a victorious England U20 squad in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship. The IRB Junior World Championship was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2 to 20 June 2014.

The England squad began their campaign against Italy, before going on to face Australia, Argentina, Ireland and then meeting South Africa in the final. They successfully defended their title with a 21-20 win over South Africa, winning the Championship for the second year in a row.

Catz Staff Win 2014 OUSU Awards

St Catherine's would like to congratulate Catz Academic Registrar and Fellow, Cressida Chappell, and Catz Scout, Julie Smith, on their recent success in the 2014 Oxford University Student Union Teaching Awards. Both Cressida and Julie won an award in the Best Support Staff category in recognition of their outstanding contribution to College and student life.

Inspirational state school teachers honoured by Oxford

Congratulations to Keith Wood from Gosforth Academy, nominated for an Inspirational Teachers Award by Catz student Jack Slone.

The awards are a way of recognising the importance of school or college teachers in encouraging bright students to realise their potential and make a successful application to Oxford.

Click below to find out more and watch the video.

Oxford Kobe Scholarships

As a result of a generous benefaction given to St Catherine’s College, two Oxford Kobe scholarships are available to new graduate students of Japanese nationality. Each award is expected be available to cover University and College fees, provide a maintenance grant, and cover the cost of travel to and from Japan at the start and end of the course. One of the scholarships is normally tenable at St Catherine’s. Details of eligible courses and application procedures may be found here.

Magellan Prize

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in association with St Catherine's College

The Magellan Prize, established in commemoration of the feats of the great sixteenth-century Portuguese navigator Fernando de Magalhaes, will be awarded in each year to the best student beginning graduate studies in the University of Oxford in the language, literature, culture, or history of the Portuguese speaking world.

The value of the Prize will be £3,000. The prize will be associated with a non-stipendiary graduate scholarship at St Catherine's College; the prizewinner will accordingly be required to be admitted as a member of the college. All applicants for graduate study in the relevant areas will be eligible for consideration, and no special application is required.

Further information is available from: prizesandawards@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Postgraduate

Graduate Scholarships

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2018:
 
Allen Senior Music Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,112 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 (MSt, MPhil or DPhil) in Music in October 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
Berlinski-Jacobson Graduate Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £4,000 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 in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) in October 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
College Scholarship (Arts): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
College Scholarship (Sciences): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
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 an Oxford University taught degree (BPhil, MFA, MSt, MSc by Coursework or MPhil) in the Humanities Division in October 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
Glaxo Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,112 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 2018 and any St Catherine’s students who will commence the accelerated graduate entry medicine course in 2018 or commenced the 2nd BM or accelerated graduate entry medicine course prior to 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
Leathersellers’ Company Scholarship: three Graduate Scholarships worth £3,500 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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
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 current St Catherine’s graduate students who registered for graduate study at St Catherine’s during or before the academic year 2017/18 and who will still be registered for graduate study at St Catherine’s during the academic year 2018/19. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
Overseas Scholarship: two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 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 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.
 
Wilfrid Knapp Scholarship (Sciences): 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, or MSc by Research) in the Sciences (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Medical Sciences Division) in October 2018. Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.

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 2018 and to current graduate students who will have completed no more than two years of graduate research degree study at Oxford in October 2018.
 
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 9 March 2018. 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 2018 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 20 April, Friday 27 April and Friday 4 May 2018 and expects to notify all applicants of the outcome of their applications during the week ending Friday 25 May 2018.

Undergraduate

Student Funding

Despite what you may have heard, it's no more expensive to study at Oxford than at any other university. In fact, our world-class resources and college provision actually keep living costs down.

More information for UK and EU students is found here, and for Overseas students is found here.
 

College Awards & Prizes

St Catherine's College believes in investing in talent. With the help of alumni, Fellows and friends we now offer a wide range of awards and prizes.

Travel Awards

As a result of generous donations from alumni and friends of the College, the College is able to make a number of travel awards to existing undergraduates each year for travel abroad during the long vacation. The awards are primarily for enterprising and interesting travel projects rather than for study. Further details of these awards are circulated to students by email and are posted on notice boards within the College.

College Prizes

Several prizes are awarded each year to St Catherine's undergraduates. There are prizes for academic, social and cultural contributions to the College. Most are cash prizes, ranging from £40 to £200. The College also offers the Nick Young Award: a period of work experience with London Weekend Television and a cash prize of £1,000. Further details of these awards are circulated to students by email and are posted on notice boards within the College.

Repetiteur Scholarship

St Catherine's College and New Chamber Opera have established a Répétiteur Scholarship for pianists wishing to further their skills as a répétiteur, accompanist or conductor. Holders of the Scholarship will be appropriately qualified undergraduate members of St Catherine's College, reading Music or another approved subject. It is intended that the successful applicant will divide his or her scholarship time between St Catherine's College and New Chamber Opera, assisting in rehearsals, performances and with the training of singers for New Chamber Opera, and helping to organise and run practical musical activities in St Catherine's. More information is found here.

The Nick Young Award

The annual award – under the Nick Young Trust, set up in memory of Nick Young, an alumnus of the College – offers a grant of £1,250 to a member, or alumnus, of the College for the purpose of gaining experience of the functions of the television media by spending a period of several months as arranged by Director's Cut Productions.
 

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