Postgraduate Scholarships at Trinity

Trinity College offers a number of scholarships for graduate students. Scholarships offered for the 2019/20 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 2019

OOC AHRC DTP2 -Trinity College Scholarship for DPhil in English

This scholarship, jointly funded with the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership, will be offered to a DPhil candidate in English who is eligible for AHRC funding for 2019/20 entry. The scholarship will cover Home/EU fees and provide a stipend for living costs at the AHRC minimum doctoral stipend rate for the duration of the successful candidate’s fee liability.

Ward-Perkins Scholarship for DPhil in History

The Ward-Perkins scholarship is open to candidates accepted for the DPhil in History in 2019/20. When combined with funding from the university or faculty, the scholarship will cover full fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend for the duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (up to three academic years).

Christie-Miller Scholarship for DPhils in Linguistics, Sociology and/or Politics

Two Christie-Miller scholarships are offered for entry in 2019/20, one to a candidate accepted for the DPhil in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, the other to a candidate accepted for either the DPhil in Sociology or the DPhil in Politics. When combined with funding from the university or faculty, the scholarships will cover full fees 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).

Oxford-Cecil Lubbock Scholarship for DPhil in Theology and Religion

Applications are invited for the Oxford-Cecil Lubbock scholarship, funded jointly by the University and Trinity College for a full-time DPhil in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. The scholarship is open to those seeking to study towards the DPhil in all areas of theology and the study of religions, as offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religion. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland. Fees will be covered at Home/EU level for the full duration of the award-holder’s fee liability (up to three academic years) and a maintenance grant will be paid at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend.

Whitehead Scholarships for DPhils in Chemistry and Medicine

Two Whitehead scholarships are offered for entry in 2019/20, one to a candidate accepted for a DPhil in either Physical Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry, the other to a candidate accepted for a DPhil in either Primary Health Care or Surgical Sciences. When combined with funding from the university or faculty, the scholarships will cover full fees and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Research Council stipend for three academic years.

Birkett Scholarships for DPhils in Mathematics and 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 2019-20, 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 Physics.

The scholarships will both cover full fees and provide a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council stipend for three academic years.

Graduate Scholarships for Masters (or equivalent) courses starting in October 2019

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 at Home/EU level and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Economic and Social Research Council stipend.

Said MBA Scholarships

The Said Foundation Scholarships were established by Wafic Said, an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. In 2019, three scholarships will be offered to applicants accepted for the MBA, nominated to the College by the Said Business School. The value of the scholarship for 2019 entry is to be confirmed.

Wordsworth Scholarship for MSt in History of Art

The Wordsworth Scholarship is open to applicants accepted for the MSt in History of Art for entry in 2019/20. When combined with funding from the university or faculty, the scholarships will cover full fees at Home/EU level and a maintenance grant at the level of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council stipend.

Mitchell Scholarships 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. For entry to a one- or two-year Masters programme (or equivalent) in any Humanities or Social Science subject in October 2019, Trinity College will be able to offer two awards:

  • One covering full fees (at home/EU rate) and maintenance (at the level of the UK Research Council stipend). This award may take into consideration both the academic strengths of the candidates and, if appropriate, their financial need for a scholarship.
  • One offering a contribution in the region of £5,000 towards the course fees.

The availability of the scholarships is restricted to undergraduate Exhibitioners or Scholars who are in their final year at Trinity College in 2018-19, and will be undertaking a Masters course at Trinity directly upon graduating.

Students are asked to email the Academic Administrator by 12 January 2019 to request to be considered for the scholarships. No further details are needed at this stage. The panel making the award on behalf of the College will contact eligible candidates in April / May to ask for any additional information needed. Any further enquiries about the scholarships may be addressed, in confidence, to the Senior Tutor.