Scholarship Overview

Are you ready to embark on a journey of academic excellence in the UK? The Clarendon Scholarship, now open for applications, offers a life-changing opportunity for international students to pursue master's and PhD studies at the prestigious University of Oxford. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the details of this fully funded scholarship program, its application benefits, and provide you with a step-by-step application process.

Host Institution(s)

The Clarendon Scholarship is hosted by the renowned University of Oxford, known for its rich academic heritage and global recognition.


This esteemed scholarship program covers a wide range of fields and academic levels. It includes master's and PhD degrees across all subject areas offered at the University. Whether you're interested in humanities, sciences, or any other field, the Clarendon Scholarship has you covered.

Scholarship Value

The Clarendon Scholarship offers remarkable financial support to its recipients. Here's what you can expect if you are awarded this prestigious scholarship:

  • Full coverage of tuition and college fees.
  • A generous annual grant for living costs, which will be at least £15,009 for the academic year 2024-25.
  • Study support grants for part-time scholars, with part-time DPhil scholars receiving at least £2,502 and part-time Master’s scholars receiving at least £5,003 in 2024-25.
  • The scholarship duration typically aligns with the length of your course, ensuring you receive support throughout your academic journey.


To be eligible for the Clarendon Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English.
  • Open to international students from all countries.
  • Applicants seeking graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
  • All graduate-level degree courses are eligible.
  • Please note that Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • The Clarendon Scholarship welcomes scholars from diverse academic backgrounds, with no preference for specific subject areas.
  • Candidates applying for a new master's or DPhil course at Oxford are eligible, including students transitioning from a master's to a DPhil program.

Application Instructions

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the Clarendon Scholarship:

  1. Apply to your chosen course at the University of Oxford by the relevant January deadline to be considered for a Clarendon scholarship.
  2. Your application to your course will undergo assessment by academics in your proposed field of study, evaluating academic quality and suitability.
  3. The department will make the final decision on your graduate placement and notify you of the outcome.
  4. Simultaneously, academics within your department will select nominees for the Clarendon scholarship based on specific criteria.
  5. Each academic division at the University reviews departmental scholarship nominations in February or March.
  6. Top-ranked departmental nominees within each division are shortlisted for the Clarendon scholarship.
  7. Successful applicants receive the scholarship offer letter from the Clarendon Fund Administrator.
  8. If offered and accepted, your scholarship funding is secured, pending fulfillment of offer conditions.
  9. In April and May, Clarendon Partnership Awards are matched to scholars based on award requirements, with offer holders receiving funding breakdown letters.
  10. Final college placements and partnership awards are confirmed.
  11. Successful Clarendon candidates are contacted via email, with offers usually sent out by early April.
  12. While unsuccessful applicants are not individually contacted, they can consider their application unsuccessful if they haven't received a scholarship offer by June. Late nominations may occur rarely during the summer.

The Clarendon Scholarship opens doors to academic excellence at the University of Oxford, offering unmatched opportunities for international scholars. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this prestigious program. Apply today and embark on your academic journey in the UK's academic capital!