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:
- High Table dining rights
- Entitlement to College accommodation
David N. Lyon Scholarship in Politics – The Politics of Sex and Gender Equality in Diverse Societies
Following a generous benefaction from Orielensis David N. Lyon, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student to undertake research into the politics of sex and gender equality in diverse societies. It is hoped that the first scholar will join the college in October 2021. Applications for this scholarship are open until 31st December 2020. More information can be found here.
Oriel Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence
Following a generous gift from an Orielensis, we are able to offer a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student focused on artificial intelligence research as part of a DPhil course in either Engineering Science or Computer Science. We look forward to welcoming the recipient of this scholarship in Michaelmas Term 2021. The Oriel Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence will provide an annual award of £5,000 for up to three years, provided the recipient remains on course at Oriel. More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.
Graduate Scholarship in Engineering Science
This scholarship is available for DPhil studies at Oriel in any discipline of Engineering, with a preference for Environmental Engineering. The award will provide a scholarship of £3,400 for each of the three years of the DPhil course and may be combined with other awards in order to provide an overall funding package. The deadline for applications for this scholarship is 22nd January 2021. We look forward to welcoming the recipient of this scholarship in Michaelmas Term 2021. More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.
Keith Hawkins Scholarship in English or American Legal History at Oriel College
The Keith Hawkins Scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality pursuing a postgraduate research degree in legal history at the University of Oxford. Current University of Oxford MPhil and DPhil students are also welcome to apply, and would be expected to migrate to Oriel College if successful in their application. The scholarship includes a financial award of £5,000 per year (equivalent to 58% of the total annual Home/ROI student DPhil Law course fee in 2021-22). The deadline for applications is 31st January 2021 and further information can be found here.
Sir Walter Raleigh Scholarship
The Sir Walter Raleigh Scholarship is an award of £4,000 and is tenable in Oriel College by one student reading for the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) in the University of Oxford. The Scholarship is usually awarded annually. More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.
Thomas F. Torrance Graduate Scholarship in Theology
The Thomas F. Torrance Graduate Scholarship in Theology is a £3,400 scholarship that is awarded annually for up to three years to a DPhil student in Theology at Oriel College, subject to satisfactory academic progress. More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.
Oriel College Graduate Scholarship in Science and Religion: Bridging the Gap between Scientific Knowledge and Christian Theology
This £3,400 scholarship will be awarded annually for up to three years to a postgraduate student whose research focuses on the intersection of Christian theology and scientific thought. Students from all disciplines (including those outside of Theology) are eligible. Candidates from other colleges will be considered provided that they migrate to Oriel when they accept the scholarship. New postgraduate students who have applied to Oriel are also eligible. More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found 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.
Financial Assistance Funds
The College is able to assist students who run into unexpected financial difficulty via the Financial Assistance Funds. In particular, support is available to assist graduates to complete their degree after their core funding period has ended. 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.