Postgraduate Scholarships at Trinity

Trinity College offers a number of scholarships for graduate students. Scholarships offered for the 2020/21 academic year are listed below.

How to apply for a graduate scholarship at Trinity

There is no separate application form for the College’s named scholarships. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship at Trinity, you must submit your graduate application to the University by the January deadline for your course. Full guidance on submitting your application for graduate study is available on the University’s Graduate Admissions webpages.

In order to be considered for the College’s scholarships, you are advised to nominate Trinity as your preferred college on the graduate application form, although the College’s final decision may not be restricted to those who have nominated it. Initial selection of scholarship candidates is made in consultation with the relevant faculty or department, which submits recommendations for final selection by the College. Any questions should be addressed to Trinity’s Graduate and Academic Administrator.

When you will hear if you have been successful

The College will make its decision after the relevant department or faculty has considered all the eligible candidates applying by the January deadline. In practice, this is usually in mid-April or early May. As soon as the decision is made, our Graduate and Academic Administrator will contact the successful candidate(s).

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Graduate Scholarships at Trinity College for DPhil courses starting in October 2020

Christie-Millar Scholarship for DPhil in Linguistics

The Christie-Millar Scholarship is open to candidates for the DPhil in Linguistics for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Linguistics from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

Melvin Young Scholarship for DPhil in Philosophy

The Melvin Young Scholarship is open to candidates for the DPhil in Philosophy for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Philosophy from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

Whitehead Scholarship for DPhil in Materials Science

The Whitehead Scholarship is open to candidates for the DPhil in Materials Science for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (normally three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Materials Science from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Trinity College Scholarship for DPhil in Engineering

A Trinity College Scholarship is open to candidates for the DPhil in Engineering for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (normally three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Engineering from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Trinity College Scholarship for DPhil in Mathematics

A Trinity Scholarship is open to candidates for the DPhil in Mathematics for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (normally three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Mathematics from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Trinity College Scholarship for DPhil in Modern Languages (French or Spanish)

A Trinity College Scholarships is open to candidates for the DPhil in Modern Languages (French or Spanish only) for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Modern Languages (French or Spanish) from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Trinity College Scholarship for DPhil in History of Art

A Trinity College Scholarships is open to candidates for the DPhil in History of Art for entry in October 2020. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in History of Art from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

King’s Bursary Fund Scholarship for DPhil in any subject offered by Trinity College

The King’s Bursary Fund Scholarship is open to candidates for a DPhil at the University of Oxford, for entry in October 2020 in any subject offered by Trinity College; applicants must hold the status of and, at the time of application, be full-time residents of mainland Spain. It may be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or EU) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (normally three academic years). All eligible applicants offered a place at Oxford for a DPhil from October 2020, in a subject offered by Trinity College, will automatically be considered for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Jeffery Abbott Scholarship for DPhil in any subject offered by Trinity College

The Jeffery Abbott Scholarship is open to candidates for a DPhil at the University of Oxford, for entry in October 2020, in any subject offered by Trinity College, and who play rugby at University level. The Scholarship is worth £18,000 p.a.; it may be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees (home or international) and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (normally three academic years). All eligible applicants offered a place at Oxford for a DPhil from October 2020, in a subject offered by Trinity College, will automatically be considered for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

 

Graduate Scholarships for Masters (or equivalent) courses starting in October 2020

Michael and Judith Beloff Scholarship for the BCL

This scholarship was established by Michael Beloff, former President of Trinity College and a prominent barrister, and his wife Judith Beloff. It is open to all applicants for the BCL for entry in October 2020. Preference will normally be given to applicants intending to practice at the Bar of England and Wales. The Scholarship is worth £8,000 p.a.; it may be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability. All eligible applicants offered a place at Oxford for the BCL from October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

Said MBA Scholarships

The Said Foundation Scholarships were established by Wafic Said, an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. In 2020, two scholarships will be offered to applicants for the MBA. The value for the scholarships for 2020 entry is £4,000 p.a. Candidates for the scholarship will be nominated to Trinity College by the Said Business School; there is no additional application form. The successful candidates will be informed by the end of April 2020.

Wordsworth Scholarship for MSc/MPhil in Economics

The Wordsworth Scholarship is open to candidates for a MSc/MPhil in Economics for entry in October 2020. It is intended that the Scholarship be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability. All eligible applicants offered a place at Oxford for October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.

Mitchell Scholarships for Humanities or Social Sciences

Professor John Mitchell FRS was an Old Member of Trinity College who left a substantial bequest to the College, which now funds the Mitchell Scholarships. It is available for entry to a one-year, or two-year Masters programme (or equivalent, e.g. BCL, BPhil in Philosophy) in any Humanities or Social Science subject which Trinity offers. For October 2020, Trinity College will be able to offer up to three awards, offering a contribution in the region of £12,000 p.a. per award towards course fees and living expenses. The availability of the scholarships is restricted to undergraduate Exhibitioners or Scholars who are in their final year at Trinity College in 2019-20, and will be undertaking a Masters course at Trinity directly upon graduating. All eligible applicants offered a place at Trinity for October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship; there is no additional application form. The successful candidates will be informed by the end of April 2020.

The Trinity College Scholarship for the MSt in History

The Trinity College Scholarship is open to candidates who have been accepted on to the MSt in History for entry in October 2020. It is intended that the Scholarship be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon) to cover full fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability. All eligible applicants offered a place at Oxford for October 2020 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship, whether or not they originally applied to Trinity College; there is no additional application form. The successful candidate will be informed by the end of April 2020.