Student Finance and Scholarships

“St Catherine’s offers an impressive range of scholarships, bursaries and other support. I have greatly benefited from some of these, which made my time at Oxford truly incredible. Honestly, words cannot convey how grateful I am to the College for its brilliant support.”  

Reza, DPhil Clinical Medicine

 

St Catherine’s College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2020:

College Scholarship (Humanities & Social Sciences)

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One Graduate Scholarships worth £3,300 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Fletcher Graduate Scholarship (International Development and Social Enterprise)

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One Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to two years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University taught degree (BCL, MBA, MJuris, MPhil, MPP or MSc by Coursework) in the Social Sciences Division for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students, related to International Development or Social Enterprise.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Ghosh Graduate Scholarship (Humanities)

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One Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for one or two years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University taught degree (BPhil, MFA, MSt, MSc by Coursework or MPhil) in the Humanities Division for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Glaxo Scholarship (Medicine)

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One Graduate Scholarship worth £3,300 per annum, tenable for up to two years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For all students who have a confirmed place on the Oxford University 2nd BM commencing 2020 and for St Catherine’s students who will commence the accelerated graduate-entry medicine course in 2020 or commenced the 2nd BM or accelerated graduate-entry medicine course prior to 2020 .

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Leathersellers' Company Scholarship (Sciences)

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One Graduate Scholarships worth £3,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For graduates of European (including UK) universities who in October 2020 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.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Light Senior Scholarships (Current St Catherine's Graduate Students)

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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 2019/20 and who will still be registered for graduate study at St Catherine’s during the academic year 2020/21.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam’s Graduate Scholarship in Law

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One Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for an Oxford University BCL, MJuris, MSt, MPhil or DPhil in Law.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Overseas Scholarship (All Subjects)

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Three Graduate Scholarships worth £3,300 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For Overseas fee status students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Wakeham Humanities Scholarship (History or Literature)

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One Graduate Scholarship worth, £3,300 per annum, tenable for one or two years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University masters degree (MSt, MSc by Coursework or MPhil) in History or Literature for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

Wilfrid Knapp Scholarship (Humanities & Social Sciences)

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One Graduate Scholarships worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for course fees.

For students who in October 2020 will be reading for any Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) for which St Catherine’s admits graduate students.

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

A list of courses for which St Catherine’s accepts graduate students is available at https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/colleges/st-catherines-college.

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 on the main college site or in St Catherine’s House (to be paid for by the recipient 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 the scholarship 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 2020, and to current graduate students who will have completed no more than two years of graduate research degree study at Oxford in October 2020.

Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover course fees.

How to Apply

Applications for Graduate Scholarships 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 maximum)
  • A research outline accessible to non-specialists (up to 1,200 words).
    For taught courses, applicants may provide a statement of their academic interests and motivation for undertaking their course in place of a research outline. Alternatively, applicants for taught courses may provide a two-page personal statement in place of a one-page personal statement and research outline.
  • A full curriculum vitae (two pages maximum)

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 13 March 2020. Referees should submit references by email to college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk if possible.

Alternatively, applicants who will be commencing a new graduate course in October 2020, 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 24 April, Friday 1 May and Friday 8 May 2020 and expects to notify all applicants of the outcome of their applications during the week ending Friday 29 May 2020.