This scholarship has been established by Somerville College through a partnership with the Clarendon Fund. 

It is funded through a partnership with the Clarendon Fund.


DPhil candidates who have been accepted for graduate study at Oxford. 

Award levels

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course.

Number of awards

Two scholarships are available for 2024 entry.

Selection process

This scholarship is only tenable at Somerville and there is no separate application process. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference is included in the graduate application. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Selection is expected to take place in April 2024. Unfortunately, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful candidates.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.