Somerville is proud to have established the Sanctuary Scholarships as part of our efforts to provide a guaranteed pathway to Oxford for bright students from a sanctuary-seeking background.

Somerville Sanctuary Scholarships

These scholarships are part of Refugee Academic Futures and funded through the generous support of donors. They are open to candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline and indicated that they are refugees or displaced will be considered, regardless of college preference. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Eligible offer holders will be emailed by the University and asked to submit a separate scholarship application. Please see Refugee Academic Futures for further details. One scholarship is available at Somerville for 2024 entry.

Oxford EAA Qatar Sanctuary Scholarships

These scholarships are part of Refugee Academic Futures and funded through the generous support of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. They are open to candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline and indicated that they are refugees or displaced will be considered, regardless of college preference. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Eligible offer holders will be emailed by the University and asked to submit a separate scholarship application. Please see Refugee Academic Futures for further details. Three scholarships are available at Somerville for 2024 entry.

Dr Peggie Rimmer Sanctuary Scholarships

These scholarships are part of Refugee Academic Futures and funded through the generous support of Dr Peggie Rimmer. They are open to candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline and indicated that they are refugees or displaced will be considered, regardless of college preference. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Eligible offer holders will be emailed by the University and asked to submit a separate scholarship application. Please see Refugee Academic Futures for further details. One scholarship is available at Somerville for 2024 entry.

Mastercard Foundation AfOx Sanctuary Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by Somerville College and the University of Oxford, through the generous support of the Mastercard Foundation. They are open to candidates from Africa who have been displaced due to conflict, persecution or other serious human rights violations or deprivations, whether within or outside their country of origin. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline will be considered, regardless of college preference. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Eligible offer holders will be emailed by the University and asked to submit a separate scholarship application. Please see Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships for further details. Two scholarships are available at Somerville for 2024 entry.

Scholarships for Ukraine

These scholarships are funded the University of Oxford and participating colleges, through the generous support of the XTX Markets Academic Sanctuaries Fund. They are open to candidates who are nationals of Ukraine and have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline will be considered, regardless of college preference. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Eligible offer holders will be emailed by the University and asked to submit a separate scholarship application. Please see Scholarships for Ukraine for further details. One scholarship is available at Somerville for 2024 entry.

Queries

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