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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 Awards: Competitive scholarships 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.
  • 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.

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 University's Graduate Admissions and Funding website.

Closed to applications for entry in 2022-23.

The deadlines for 2021-22 were 12 noon (i.e. midday) UK time on:

  • 13 November 2020 (Applications more likely to receive earlier decisions.)
  • 22 January 2021 (Latest deadline for most Oxford scholarships. Final application deadline for entry in 2021-22.)

Applications for courses offered for admission in 2023-24 will open on 1 September 2022.

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