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Call for the University of Oxford Clarendon Scholarship 2024 is open now!!!

Clarendon advances the University’s objective and passion for furthering excellence in research, scholarship, and education at Oxford. 

The Clarendon Fund’s purpose is simple; to assist academically outstanding graduate students through their studies at the University of Oxford.The Clarendon Fund’s purpose is simple; to assist academically outstanding graduate students through their studies at the University of Oxford.

Clarendon scholarships are competitive, prestigious and highly sought-after. Like all fully-funded Oxford scholarships, Clarendon covers course fees, and provides a generous grant for living expenses. This funding helps reduce the financial barriers that may stand in the way of the best students, from across the world, coming to study at Oxford.

Clarendon aims to offer a increasing number of new scholarships each year, with over 210 for 2023/24 entry! Currently, there are over 450 on-course scholars at Oxford, making Clarendon the University’s largest scholarship scheme. There are no quotas by nationality or degree level. Every student who submits their application by the relevant January deadline for their course will automatically be considered. The majority of Clarendon scholars are working towards a DPhil, Oxford’s name for a PhD. Scholarships are also awarded for two-year graduate degrees, such as the MPhil or BPhil, or one-year degrees, such as MSc, MSt, MBA or MFE. For more information please see our Full-time applicants and Part-time applicants pages.

If a student applies for a full-time or part-time Master’s or DPhil at Oxford by the relevant January deadline for the chosen course, they will be automatically considered for a Clarendon scholarship. For further information on the deadlines for the chosen course, please see the relevant course page.

To ensure the scholarship remains true to its purpose, the Fund is overseen by the Clarendon Fund Steering Group, consisting of representatives from across the University. The Steering Group acts as board of management and is designed to ensure its effective running and to provide consistency across the academic divisions and Department for Continuing Education.

When selecting Clarendon scholars, the University has only one goal in mind: to choose the best students worldwide, as decided by experts in each student’s field. Future potential is an essential part of the Oxford process. Oxford believes that by selecting and nurturing the brightest and best minds, it will pave the way for future leaders in any given field. Clarendon scholars are increasingly taking on leadership roles and applying their knowledge and skills to the wider environment outside Oxford.


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  • Clarendon scholarships cover course fees in full. 
  • This applies to Home and Overseas fee status students.
  • Scholars on a full-time course will receive an annual grant for living expenses of at least the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend rate, which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford. In 2023-24, scholars receive at least £18,622.
  • Clarendon scholarships are normally offered for a scholar’s period of fee liability. This is the period for which the studen is liable to pay course fees to the University. 
  • At the discretion of the academic divisions, some Clarendon scholarships cover an additional period of study beyond the duration of fee liability. 
  • Only a grant for living expenses is paid during that additional period; continuation charges are not paid by the Clarendon Fund. 
  • Scholars are notified in their offer letters of the exact duration of their scholarships. 


  • There are no restrictions by nationality or country of ordinary residence.
  • Clarendon scholars come from across the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria. 
  • All full-time DPhil and Master’s courses are eligible, as long as they have applied by the December or January deadline, whichever is relevant for their course. 
  • A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the courses page.
  • Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no restrictions on subject area.
  • Candidates applying to start a new DPhil or Master’s course at Oxford are eligible. 
  • This includes students who are currently studying for a Master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil or applying for a second Master’s course.
Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

  • By applying for graduate study the student will automatically be considered for a Clarendon scholarship. 
  • They do not need to submit any additional documents and there are no separate scholarship application forms for Clarendon. 
  • The student must apply by the December or January admissions deadline, whichever is relevant to your course in order to be considered. 
  • Deadline information is available on the course pages.
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