Somerville awards a number of graduate scholarships each year, many of which cover full course fees and living costs. 

There is no separate application process for most of these scholarships. Please submit your application for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline for your course and you will automatically be considered. Please see the standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process. You can also use the fees, funding and scholarship search to check for awards offered by the university and other colleges.

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ScholarshipEligibilityAward levelAvailability for 2022 entryFull criteria and further information
The Oxford Thatcher Graduate ScholarshipsCandidates who have been accepted on a graduate course within the range offered by SomervilleFull course fees, a grant for living costs, and a travel allowanceSelection has now taken placeThe Oxford Thatcher Graduate Scholarships
The Oxford Qatar Thatcher Graduate ScholarshipsCandidates who have been accepted on a graduate course within the range offered by Somerville and are ordinarily resident in one of the eligible Middle Eastern and North African countriesFull course fees, a grant for living costs, and a travel allowanceSelection has now taken placeThe Oxford Qatar Thatcher Graduate Scholarships
The Qatar Thatcher Graduate ScholarshipsCandidates who have been accepted on a graduate taught course within the range offered by Somerville and are ordinarily resident in one of the eligible Middle Eastern and North African countriesFull course fees, a grant for living costs, and a travel allowanceSelection has now taken placeThe Qatar Thatcher Graduate Scholarships
Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on a graduate course related to the Oxford India Centre's core researchFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeOxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship
Oxford Indira Gandhi Radhakrishnan Graduate ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted for the MSc in Modern South Asian StudiesFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeOxford Indira Gandhi Radhakrishnan Graduate Scholarship
Oxford Gopal Subramanium Graduate ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on a graduate taught course related to the Oxford India Centre's core researchFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeOxford Gopal Subramanium Graduate Scholarship
Cornelia Sorabji ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on certain graduate taught courses offered by the Law FacultyPartial scholarshipSelection has now taken placeCornelia Sorabji Scholarship
HSA Advocates ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on certain graduate taught courses offered by the Law FacultyPartial scholarshipSelection has now taken placeHSA Advocates Scholarship
Ratanshaw Bomanji Zaiwalla ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on certain graduate taught courses offered by the Law FacultyPartial scholarshipSelection has now taken placeRatanshaw Bomanji Zaiwalla Scholarship
Sanctuary Scholarship (Oxford Refugee Scholarship)Candidates who have been accepted for an MSc or MSt, have been displaced within, or beyond, their home country due to conflict or violation of human rights and face barriers to progressing their educationFull course fees and a grant for living costs2 awards availableSanctuary Scholarship
Oxford Ryniker Lloyd Graduate ScholarshipCandidates who have been accepted for a scientific research degree within the range offered by SomervilleFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeOxford Ryniker Lloyd Scholarship
Raj Tulsiani - History Tomorrow ScholarshipUK candidates from a BAME background who have been accepted on certain graduate taught courses offered by the History FacultyFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeRaj Tulsiani - History Tomorrow Scholarship
Mary Somerville Clarendon ScholarshipCandidates who have been accepted for a research degree within the range offered by SomervilleFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeMary Somerville Clarendon Scholarship
Somerville Janet Watson Marshall ScholarshipPlease see Marshall Scholarships for eligibility informationFull course fees and a grant for living costsSelection has now taken placeSomerville Janet Watson Marshall Scholarship
Margaret Pelly Carys Bannister ScholarshipCandidates who have been accepted on a graduate course offered by the Medical Sciences DivisionFull course fees and a grant for living costs3 awards availableMargaret Pelly Carys Bannister Scholarship
Next Generation History ScholarshipHistory undergraduate finalists who have been accepted on certain graduate taught coursesPartial scholarshipSelection has now taken placeNext Generation History Scholarship
Somerville College Alumni ScholarshipAlumni and finalists who have been accepted on a graduate course at Somerville from 2022One off award of £1,500Selection has now taken placeSomerville College Alumni Scholarship
Ruth Adler ScholarshipCandidates who have been accepted for a DPhil in Law or PhilosophyFull course fees and a grant for living costsThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entryThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entry
Vanessa Brand ScholarshipCandidates who have been accepted for a DPhil in HistoryFull course fees and a grant for living costsThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entryThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entry
Anne Brazell Clarendon ScholarshipCandiates who have been accepted on a graduate course offered by the MPLS Division or the Medical Sciences DivisionFull course fees and a grant for living costsThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entryThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entry
Oxford Mary de Zouche Graduate ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on a graduate course related to the Oxford India Centre's core researchFull course fees and a grant for living costsThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entryThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entry
Rakesh and Ritu Kapoor ScholarshipCandidates from India who have been accepted on a graduate course related to the Oxford India Centre's core researchFull course fees and a grant for living costsThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entryThis scholarship is not available for 2022 entry