This scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Somerville College, through the generous support of donors.


The scholarship is available for one year full-time master’s courses and two-year part-time master’s courses.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Have been displaced within, or beyond, their home country due to conflict or violation of human rights, such as persecution. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, those who are:
  1. A Refugee
  2. An asylum seeker
  3. An individual internally displaced within the borders of their own country
  4. A stateless individual
  5. An individual with discretionary/limited leave to remain in the UK
  6. An individual with long residency in the UK but who is unable to access UK government support
  7. An individual with humanitarian protection status in the UK
  8. A dependent of any of the above in the UK


  • Face barriers to progressing their education and have limitations on the financial support for their university studies.
  • Have not previously completed a degree at the same level (master’s) for which they are making an application.

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

It has not yet been confirmed if this scholarship will be available in 2022.

Application process

All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the January deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference (if any) is included in the graduate application. Successful scholars will be transferred to Somerville. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email and asked to submit a separate application for the scholarship.


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

You might find the following links useful:

Applying for graduate study

Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search