Trinity College offers a number of scholarships for graduate students. Scholarships offered for the 2018/19 academic year are listed below. The deadline for entry in October 2018 has now passed but the information below on how to apply may be of interest if you are considering graduate study in future years.
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).
Graduate Scholarships at Trinity College for DPhil courses starting in October 2018
Sir Ivor Roberts Graduate Scholarship for DPhil in Economics
This scholarship was established from money raised to mark the retirement of Sir Ivor Roberts as President of Trinity College in 2017. For 2018-19 the scholarship will be offered to an applicant accepted for the full-time DPhil in Economics. When combined with funding from the University, the scholarship will cover full home/EU fees and provide a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Economic and Social Research Council stipend, for either two or three years, depending on the fee liability of the successful applicant.
Birkett Scholarships, for DPhils in Mathematics and in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
The Birkett Scholarship is open to applicants accepted for a DPhil who will be undertaking research connected to the environment. Two scholarships are offered for entry in 2018-19, one for an applicant accepted for a relevant DPhil or doctoral training programme in the Mathematics department, the other for an applicant accepted for a relevant DPhil in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics.
The scholarships will both cover (partly or wholly) home/EU or overseas fees and may provide a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council stipend for the full period of fee liability (three or four years, depending on the programme).
Oxford-Pearson Scholarship for DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature
This scholarship is open to all applicants for the full-time DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature for entry in 2018-19. The scholarship will cover full home/EU or overseas fees and provide a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend for three years.
Cooper-Beloff Scholarship for DPhil in History
This scholarship is open to applicants with home/EU fee status who are accepted for the full-time DPhil in History for entry in 2018-19. Trinity College’s contribution will be combined with funding from the University or faculty to provide a scholarship covering full home/EU fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend for three years.
Farrer-Woodruffe Scholarship for DPhil in Theology
Trinity College’s contribution will be combined with funding from the University or faculty to provide a scholarship for an applicant with home/EU fee status accepted for the full-time DPhil in Theology for entry in 2018-19. The scholarship will cover full home/EU fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend for three years.
Graduate Scholarships for Masters (or equivalent) courses starting in October 2018
Mitchell Scholarship for Humanities or Social Sciences
Professor John Mitchell FRS was an Old Member who left a substantial bequest to the College which now funds the Mitchell Scholarships. Trinity College offers up to £10,000, which may be combined with funding from the University or faculty to provide a scholarship covering full fees and maintenance for a student accepted, for October 2018, on a one- or two-year graduate course in any Humanities or Social Sciences subject. The availability of the scholarship is restricted to undergraduate Exhibitioners or Scholars who are in their final year at Trinity College in 2017-18, and will be undertaking a Masters course at Trinity directly upon graduating.
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 graduate applicants for the BCL. Preference will normally be given to applicants intending to practise at the Bar of England and Wales. The College’s contribution is intended to be combined with funding from the University or faculty to provide a scholarship covering full fees and maintenance.
Said MBA Scholarships
The Said Foundation Scholarships were established by Wafic Said, an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. They are of the value of the College fee, and are offered annually to two applicants accepted for the MBA, nominated to the College by the Said Business School.
Clarendon-Trinity Scholarships in: Economics, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
For 2018-19 Trinity College is offering three scholarships for taught Master’s courses, which are intended to be combined with the University’s Clarendon funding to provide scholarships covering full fees and maintenance.
- A scholarship open to all graduate applicants for the MPhil in Economics or the MSc in Economics for Development
- A scholarship open to all applicants for taught postgraduate courses in Philosophy
- A scholarship open to all applicants for taught postgraduate courses in Modern Languages, primarily or jointly in either French or Spanish