Student Awards

Somerville is pleased to offer a number of student awards for both undergraduates and graduates.

  • Awards for Graduate Applicants
    • Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships
    • Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships
    • Somerville College Alumni Scholarships  *deadline 12th April 2017*
  • Awards for Undergraduate Applicants
    • Undergraduate Thatcher Scholarships for Overseas Students
  • Awards for alumni
    • Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni *deadline 12th April 2017*
  • Awards for Travel, Special Projects and Development
    • Travel and Special Project Grants  *deadline 12th April 2017*
    • Alice Horsman Scholarships for Finalists  *deadline 12th April 2017*
    • Thatcher Development Awards
    • Rhabanus Maurus Awards *deadline 24th April 2017*
  • Awards for Academic Achievement
    • Medical Fund Scholarships *deadline 12th April 2017*
    • Undergraduate Thatcher Scholarships for Home, EU and Islands Students
    • Prizes
    • Undergraduate Scholarships and Exhibitions
  • Awards for Course Costs
    • Undergraduate Second Year Book Grant
    • Graduate Research Materials Grant
    • Graduate Medical Equipment Grant

Awards for Graduate Applicants

Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Candidates who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford on a graduate course in areas broadly related to sustainable development. Candidates must be ordinarily resident in India or graduates of universities in India.
  • Value: Tuition fees, college fees and a grant for living costs.
  • More information: Please use the Graduate Fees, Funding and Scholarship search for more information.

Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Candidates who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford on a graduate course offered by the Faculty of English Language and Literature, Department of Engineering Science or Faculty of Law. There is a preference for students ordinarily resident in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen.
  • Value: Tuition fees, college fees and a grant for living costs.
  • More information: Please visit the Thatcher Scholarships webpage for more information.

Somerville College Alumni Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Candidates who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford on a graduate course in a subject offered by Somerville. All final year students and alumni are welcome to apply. Graduates entering the second or subsequent year of their course in 2017/18 are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Value: One off award of £1,500.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 SCAS Application Form

Awards for Undergraduate Applicants

Undergraduate Thatcher Scholarships for Overseas Students

  • Eligibility: Candidates with Overseas fee status who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford on an undergraduate course.
  • Value: Tuition fees, college fees and a grant for living costs.
  • Application deadline: Applications have closed for 2017 entry.
  • More information: Please visit the Thatcher Scholarships webpage for more information.

Awards for Alumni

Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni

  • Eligibility: All alumni who are in need of financial support for a project involving travel, research or further study that is intended to enhance career prospects.
  • Value: Up to £2,000 although most awards are up to £1,000.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 Horsman Scholarship Application Form

Awards for Travel, Special Projects and Development

Graduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: All current graduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: £250 per year up to a maximum of £750 for a three year course.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 Graduate Travel Grant Application Form

Undergraduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: All current undergraduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: Up to £350 over the length of the course.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 Undergraduate Travel Grant Application Form

Clinical Medicine Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: All current Clinical Medicine students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: Up to £1,000 over the length of the course.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 BMBCH Travel Grant Application Form

Alice Horsman Scholarships for Finalists

  • Eligibility: All undergraduate finalists who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: Up to £350.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 Horsman Scholarship Application Form

Thatcher Development Awards
As part of the Thatcher Scholarships and the Development Programme, the College has launched development awards. Applications from students for the 2016/17 academic year have now closed.

Rhabanus Maurus Awards

  • Eligibility: Current undergraduates or graduates reading Modern Languages or one of its joint schools who require financial support for a project which contributes to their intellectual and personal development.
  • Value: Up to £1,000.
  • Application deadline: 09.00 on Monday 24th April 2017.
  • Application process: Submit a proposal (up to 300 words which sets out how the project would expand your intellectual horizons) and a budget to academic.office@some.ox.ac.uk.

Awards for Academic Achievement

Medical Fund Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Current students who will be entering the second or subsequent year of Clinical Medicine in 2017/18.
  • Value: One off award of £1,000.
  • Application deadline: Noon on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
  • Application form: TT17 Medical Fund Scholarship Application Form

Undergraduate Thatcher Scholarships for Home, EU and Islands Students
The Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust has been established to create fully-funded scholarships which will enable the most promising students to benefit from the unique education and intellectual environment that is offered by Somerville and Oxford. Please visit the Thatcher Scholarships webpage for more information.

Prizes
A number of prizes are awarded each year to undergraduates and graduates on the basis of exam results.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Exhibitions
Each term, Education Committee award scholarships and exhibitions to undergraduates based on recommendations from Personal Tutors.


Awards for Course Costs

Grants for Books, Research Materials and Medical Equipment
The College provides certain grants to reimburse the cost of books, research materials and medical equipment. Please click on the relevant links for the application forms:


Several of these awards have been made possible by the generosity of our alumni:

Maria and Tina Bentivoglio Travel Grant
To support travel for undergraduates or graduates in the Arts or Sciences.

Carmen Blacker Travel Grant
To support undergraduates with travel connected to the study of religion.

Rita Bradshaw Travel Grant
To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

Anne Clements Travel Grant
To support undergraduates or graduates with travel in connection with their studies or international affairs.

Joan and Don Dixson Travel Grant
Two grants are available. The first is to cover travel expenses in the former GDR and/or Berlin. The second is for travel expenses in the former Eastern bloc countries (ex-GDR).

Geiringer Travel Grant
To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

Olive Sayce Travel Grant
To support travel for undergraduates or graduates studying Modern Languages.

Daphne Robinson Award
To be used by an undergraduate who is not studying a language as part of her/his degree course but needs a language to help with her/his studies.