Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
Graduate applications to Oxford: what to expect – An overview of the timeline of a graduate application, featuring key dates and decisions

Scholarships and support

There are a variety of scholarship programmes available to study at the RSC, giving the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue their academic interests:

  • Departmental Award: Competitive scholarship offering full fees and a contribution towards living costs for at least one student a year from a developing country (as defined by the UN) to study on the degree. All applicants from eligible countries are automatically considered. More information >>
  • University scholarships: A range of scholarships for international students are awarded annually, including from funders such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Weidenfeld and Clarendon. Eligibility criteria vary, a separate application may be required and competition is university-wide. More information >>
  • ESRC Migration Pathway Studentships: Students from the UK or Europe who plan to continue to doctoral study after the MSc on a migration-related topic may apply for one of the three ESRC Migration Pathway Studentships awarded by Oxford’s Doctoral Training Centre each year. More information >>

The RSC also offers a number of on-course bursaries:

  • Research Methods Field Work Support Fund: To assist students with UK travel costs incurred in conducting their group research projects.
  • Belinda Allan Travel Fund: Small travel grants to students from the global South for research purposes or to present conference papers.
  • Glenn Hendricks Hardship Fund: For current students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulties.

How to apply

Applications to study for a postgraduate degree at Oxford must be made through the University Graduate Admissions Office and not through the RSC or the Oxford Department of International Development

For up-to-date information regarding the selection criteria for this course and how to apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions and Funding website.

  • Number of places available: c. 25 (2017–18)
  • Number of applicants: c. 140 per year (three-year average)
  • Deadlines: 20 January 2017 / 10 March 2017

More information >>