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 eligible to undergraduates 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 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

You will be eligible for consideration for the scholarship once you have been awarded a place on the course to which you applied. This scholarship is only tenable at Somerville.