Postgraduate students are an integral part of the Oriel community, and the College seeks to provide financial support and teaching opportunities to help students achieve their goals.
Oriel offers several postgraduate scholarships on an annual basis: some are awarded jointly with other funding bodies (e.g. RCUK), or for specific subjects, and others are offered in open competition.
Benefits of being a postgraduate scholar:
- Stipend equivalent to current College fee (£2,933) p.a.
- High Table dining rights
- Entitlement to College accommodation
The Oxford-Oriel Africa Graduate Scholarship
The Oxford-Oriel Africa Graduate Scholarship is available for applicants who are nationals of or ordinarily resident in Southern African countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) applying to full time, one year master’s courses in the University of Oxford. The scholarship is intended to support applicants who have not already studied outside their own continent. Find out more about this scholarship and how to apply here.
Graduate Teaching and Research Scholarships
Every year the College appoints postgraduate students to Scholarships which have a substantial teaching element. The Scholarships are open to DPhil students from any Oxford College. In addition to payment for teaching, the postholder is entitled to the usual benefits of postgraduate scholarships.
Postgraduate students can apply to the College's Travel Grants Fund for financial support that will enable them to undertake travel related to their studies. Students often apply for funding to attend and present papers at academic conferences, to do research outside of Oxford, and to take part in training opportunities that will enhance their understanding of their fields. Further information is available on the Travel Grants page, including examples of recent awards.
The College is able to assist students who run into unexpected financial difficulty via hardship grants. Applications can be made termly, and current students can find out more by contacting the Treasurer's Assistant.
Other Funding Opportunities
Current students can find funding opportunities on the College WebLearn site noticeboard.