Pursue a Masters/PhD Degree either part-time or full-time in the UK with financial aid from the Clarendon Fund Scholarships scheme. 

Selected candidates in different fields from different parts of the world will be hosted by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, to study and obtain Masters/PhD Degrees. 

Application Deadline:  January 8/ January 22, 2021. 


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Recipients of the Scholarship award will have access to the following benefits:

  • Full tuition and college fees will be covered by the Scholarships for the full period for which each Scholar is liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of their course. 
  • Scholars on a full-time course will receive an annual grant for living costs estimated at £15,009 for 2020-21. 

Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs. Between 2021-2022, 

  • part-time DPhil scholars should expect to receive at least £2,502, and 
  • part-time Master’s scholars should expect at least £5,003.


Applicants from any country considering studying degree-bearing courses at graduate level in any subject, are eligible to apply for the scholarship program. 


  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Application for a full-time or part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford will automatically sign each candidate up for a Clarendon Scholarship.

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Application Instructions

To apply for a Clarendon Scholarship,

  • Click here to learn more about the conditions of the scheme.
  • For a full-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford for your course, click here.
  • For a part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford for your course, click here.
  • Click here to apply for your course. to be considered for a Clarendon scholarship.

About the Clarendon Fund Scholarships

Proffering up to 140 scholarships annually, the Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford. 

Awarded to candidates with potentials across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford, the scheme offers full-time and part-time master’s and all DPhil courses.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Applications for the Clarendon Fund Scholarships 2021 must be submitted before the deadline of January 8th or 22nd 2021, as relevant to individual courses.

The Course will commence by October 2021. 

Applications to all courses will be considered by the academics working in the select field of study. 

Assessments will be made on the basis of academic quality and suitability of individual application.

The department will make the final decision on applicants’ graduate places and notify them with results.

Also based on the selection criteria, academics within each department will determine who to nominate to the division for a Clarendon scholarship.

Selection criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree.

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic Merit: An excellent academic record is essential. The majority of successful scholars usually have at least a first class honours degree or comparable qualifications.
  • Future potential and aptitude– Preference will be given to applicants with evidenced future academic potential and aptitude of the proposed course of study. 

This may be assessed by reviewing references and research proposals to determine evidence of an applicant’s aptitude for research, and the likelihood of contributing significantly to the field of study.

  • Student motivation- To be assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to the proposed course as well as evaluation of the personal statement and the referees’ reports.

The scholarship program will be hosted by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. 

Once the shortlist is confirmed, the Clarendon Fund Administrator will contact successful applicants and will provide the scholarship offer letter.

After each scholar’s unique funding package is confirmed, they will receive the funding breakdown letter outlining the funding arrangements.

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