The James Meade Scholarship will provide financial support for full tuition fees and median living costs for up to three years, provided the recipient remains on course at Oriel, and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. College accommodation is available during the first year of the course and by competitive ballot in subsequent years.
The scholarship is named in honour of James Meade (1907–1995), who earned an outstanding first-class degree from Oriel in 1930 and was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1977 for his contributions to twentieth-century economic theory.
Oriel has one of the liveliest MCR communities in Oxford, with regular social events and the well-established ‘Oriel Talks’ presentation series which offers graduate students the opportunity to share their research with the College community. Please visit the MCR website for more information about life as a graduate student at Oriel.
Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates for Physical and Life Sciences DPhil courses.
How to Apply
Applicants should make a direct DPhil application to the appropriate department or faculty for their chosen course of study, following the University’s admissions procedures and course deadlines.
Applicants may note their interest in the James Meade Scholarship at Oriel College on their application form and may list Oriel College as their first-choice college, although all applicants will be considered regardless of college preference. Those who have already submitted an application will automatically be considered.
Please note that all applications should be made through the University of Oxford online application system and not to Oriel College directly.
Status: Closed for applications (next award for Michaelmas Term 2025 entry).