To be considered for any of the Thatcher Scholarships, applicants must first be accepted onto a course by the University of Oxford through the usual admissions process (undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions). Outstanding current undergraduates will be considered for a retroactive Thatcher Scholarship following their first public examinations. Scholarships are tenable at Somerville College only. 

Undergraduate Thatcher Scholarships

Current undergraduates will be considered for these scholarships after their first public examinations. For most subjects, these are in the first year. Awards will be extended to cover the cost of the initial year(s) retrospectively.

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The Qatar Thatcher Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduates with overseas fee status who are ordinarily resident in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen. 

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The Ng Teng Fong Thatcher Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Ng Teng Fong Foundation and the Ng family, we are proud to offer the Ng Teng Fong Thatcher Scholarship for students normally resident in Singapore, Hong Kong or China.

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Lee Kuan Yew Thatcher Scholarship

For undergraduates with Overseas fee status who are ordinarily resident in Singapore and can demonstrate that they have overcome hardship. All courses are eligible with the exception of Medicine. Preference will be given to students with an offer to study: Engineering Science; Economics and Joint Schools; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Law.

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Thatcher Scholarships for Graduate Applicants

Applicants for all graduate scholarships will be considered once students have been offered a place to study at Oxford. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) is stated as the preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship.

Oxford Thatcher Graduate Scholarships

Two fully-funded scholarships are available annually to graduates studying courses within the range accepted by Somerville.

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Oxford Qatar Thatcher Graduate Scholarships

These scholarships are available to graduates ordinarily resident in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen.

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“The financial security provided by the MTST scholarship meant I was able to be intellectually curious, pursuing opportunities that would not have been feasible if I had needed to work alongside my studies.”

Sean Butler (2017 Thatcher Scholar)