The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 140 new scholarships every year. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at the graduate level at the University of Oxford.
Redesigned in 2014, the Clarendon Fund logo draws on the history and traditions of Oxford and OUP. The emblem depicts the prominent pediments and statues of the Muses from the rooftop of the Clarendon Building. Historic links are also represented in the Clarendon font, which is one of the Fell typefaces procured by Doctor John Fell in around 1670-72 and subsequently bequeathed to OUP.
In memory of this generous gift, the Fund embodies the Earl’s aim to promote education and learning at Oxford.
- There are no restrictions on nationality, ordinary residence, or field of study. All full-time and part-time DPhil and Master’s courses are eligible.
- This is an open scholarship for international undergraduates.
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Applicants will need to show their academic education and apply to Clarendon before applying for this scholarship.
Students will be automatically considered for Clarendon if they apply by the relevant January deadline for their course. They do not need to submit a separate application.
How to Apply
Clarendon scholars are selected for their outstanding academic merit and potential. Clarendon scholarships are highly competitive. The only way to apply to Clarendon is to apply as a student at this university. Then each applicant will be entered into the scholarship process.
Clarendon offers fully-funded scholarships covering course fees, as well as a grant for living expenses for the period of fee liability.
Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs – which will be at least £15,009 for 2020-21. Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. In 2020-21, part-time DPhil scholars should expect to receive at least £2,502 and part-time Master’s scholars should expect at least £5,003.
January 2022 is the deadline for this scholarship.
This is an annual scholarship.