The University of Oxford offers Different types of scholarships for the extra ordinary intellectual students from all around the world in every years. Clarendon Fund Scholarships is one of the most prominent scholarships issued by the University of Oxford. It was established in 2000 but officially launched in 2001. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.
Scholarship provided by : The Clarendon Fund, UK
Host Institution(s): University of Oxford in United Kingdom
Field of study: All degree-bearing courses at graduate level are eligible This encompasses all full-time and part-time Master’s courses (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh, MPP) and all DPhil programmes. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Graduate Course Guide. Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Award : All Clarendon scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.
Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living expenses, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford. In 2015-16 this will be £14,057 (GBP). Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.
Number of Scholarships: Approximately 140 scholarships are offered every year.
Eligible for Scholarship:
The following apply:
- Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world.
- Candidates applying to start a new graduate 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 (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
- Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.
election criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include:
-An excellent academic record is essential: A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4,noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance). Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards; information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
-Aptitude for the proposed course of study: This may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrated evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to their field of study.
-Student motivation: This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to their proposed course, evaluated by the personal statement and referees’ reports.
Application Overview :
The applicants may be considered for the scholarships automatically through applying at the University of Oxford for a course of graduate to study. Here it is different that the applicants don’t need to fill up any separate application form and submit like others for this scholarship under Clarendon Fund.
Application Deadline : Applications for 2016 entry will open on 1 September 2015. Applicant must apply to the University by the January deadline relevant to their proposed course in order to be considered for a scholarship.
Official Website/Links: http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/
Address : Graduate Admissions & Funding, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, UK.