The Qatar Fund for Development has generously supported the MTST, providing for four Qatar Thatcher Scholarships at Somerville College, Oxford, at any one time.


The Qatar Thatcher Scholarship is open to undergraduate offer holders with Overseas fee status who are ordinarily resident in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The scholarship is available for all the undergraduate courses offered by Somerville. Please note that only the pre-clinical years of the Medicine course will be funded.

The award of the scholarship will be made according to academic excellence.

Award levels

The scholarship will fully fund the duration of study for a successful candidate. In the academic year 2021/22 this will be:

  • Course fees of between £28,370 and £37,510 (this will vary according to the course)
  • Living expenses up to £12,526
  • Travel costs of £1,267

Application process

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must first apply for and be offered a place at Somerville. Please visit applying to Oxford for more information about the application process. Eligible candidates will be contacted in January 2022 and invited to apply for the scholarship. This scholarship is only tenable at Somerville and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.


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