Qatar Thatcher Scholarship

The Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust (MTST) was established at Somerville College in 2013 to fund and administer the Thatcher Scholarship Programme in the University of Oxford, thereby creating a living legacy to one of the leading global icons of the modern political age.

The Qatar Fund for Development has generously supported the MTST, providing for four Qatar Thatcher Scholarships at Somerville College, Oxford, at any one time.  Special consideration will be given to candidates normally resident in Qatar and other Arab countries.

The Oxford Qatar Thatcher Scholarships will fully fund the duration of study for a successful candidate which in the academic year 2021/22 will be: university fees of between £26,750 and £34,375 (this can vary according to course), living expenses up to £12,526, and travel costs of £1,267.

You will be eligible for consideration for the Oxford Qatar Thatcher Scholarship once you have been awarded a place on the course to which you applied.  The award of the scholarship will be made according to academic excellence.  The successful candidate will become a member of Somerville College.

We encourage and welcome applicants for undergraduate studies for admission in the academic year 2021/22 normally 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, Yemen

Please the email the Scholarships and Funding Officer ( if you have any queries.

More information on applying for undergraduate study at the University of Oxford can be found here: