Postgraduate Scholarships at Trinity

Trinity College offers a number of scholarships for graduate students. Scholarships offered for the 2021/22 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 2021

Oxford – Pearson Scholarship

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature for entry in October 2021. This scholarship will cover full home fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the AHRC stipend, for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (i.e. up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature for entry in October 2021 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 or early May 2021.

Cooper-Max Beloff Scholarship

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in History for entry in October 2021. It will 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 AHRC stipend, for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (i.e. up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in History for entry in October 2021 will be automatically 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 or early May 2021.

Sir Ivor Roberts Graduate Scholarship

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Law, with a preference for the areas of Constitutional Law or Property Law/Trusts, for entry in October 2021. This scholarship will cover full home fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the AHRC stipend, for the duration of the award-holder’s fee  liability (i.e. up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Law from October 2021 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 or early May 2021.

Cecil Lubbock Graduate Scholarship for the DPhil in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Law, with a preference for the areas of Constitutional Law or Property Law/Trusts, for entry in October 2021. This scholarship will cover full home fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the AHRC stipend, for the duration of the award-holder’s fee  liability (i.e. up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Law for entry in October 2021 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 or early May 2021.

Cecil Lubbock Graduate Scholarship for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (French or Spanish)

A Trinity College Scholarship is open for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (French or Spanish) for entry in October 2021. This scholarship will cover full home fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the AHRC stipend, for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (i.e. up to three academic years). All applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (French or Spanish) for entry October 2021 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 or early May 2021.

Oxford – Elizabeth Murphy Graduate Scholarship

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Medical Sciences (Oncology) for entry in October 2021. The research area of the DPhil must be directly related to finding a cure for ovarian cancer; the person appointed will be supervised by Professor Ahmed Ahmed. This scholarship will cover full home fees 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 Medical Sciences (Oncology) for entry in October 2021 who are proposing to work in the specified area 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 or early May 2021.

The Trinity College Graduate Scholarship

A Trinity College Scholarship for BAME candidates who have been accepted on a DPhil at the University of Oxford, for entry in October 2021 in any subject offered by Trinity College. It will 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 up to three academic years). All BAME applicants offered a place at Oxford for the DPhil for entry in October 2021, in a subject Trinity College accepts, will be automatically 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 or early May 2021.

The Trinity College Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Mathematics for entry in October 2021. It is to be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon or Departmental) 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 Mathematics for entry in October 2021 will be automatically 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 or early May 2021.

The Trinity College Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science

A Trinity College Scholarship for the DPhil in Computer Science for entry in October 2021. It is to be combined with funding from a Departmental scholarship fund 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 Computer Science for entry in October 2021 will be automatically 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 or early May 2021.

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

The Jeffrey Abbott Scholarship is open to candidates for a DPhil at the University of Oxford, for entry in October 2021, in any subject offered by Trinity College, and who play women’s or men’s rugby at University level. The Scholarship is worth £15,000 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 Oxford 2021 in as 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 notified by the end of April or early May 2021.

 

Graduate Scholarships for Masters (or equivalent) courses starting in October 2021

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 2021. 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 2021 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 or early May 2021.

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 2021 entry is £6,000 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 or early May 2021.

Two 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 2021, 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 2020-21, and will be undertaking a Masters course at Trinity directly upon graduating. All eligible applicants offered a place at Trinity for entry in October 2021 will automatically be eligible for this scholarship; there is no additional application form. The successful candidates will be informed by the end of April or early May 2021.

The Trinity College Graduate Scholarship in Sociology/Politics

The Trinity College Scholarship is open to candidates who have been accepted on a one-year Sociology or Politics Masters course for entry in October 2021. The scholarship will be combined with funding from another scholarship fund (e.g. Clarendon or Departmental) 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 entry in October 2021 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 or early May 2021.

The King’s Bursary Fund Scholarship for any Humanities/Social Science Masters offered by Trinity College

The King’s Bursary Fund Scholarship is open to candidates for a Masters at the University of Oxford, for entry in October 2021 in any Humanities/Social Science subject offered by Trinity College; applicants must hold the status of and, at the time of application, be full-time residents of mainland Spain. If held on its own, the King’s Bursary Fund Scholarship has a value of £12,000 for one year. Alternatively, 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 entry in October 2021, 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 or early May 2021.