Fees and Funding

PGR funding update (19/03/2020)

Staff illnesses across the three universities involved in the OOCDTP (AHRC) scholarship competition means that the selection process for these doctoral awards cannot proceed according to the planned timetable. 

However, the Faculty of History's nominations to college scholarships for PGR students are necessarily made after the results of the OOCDTP have been finalised, when we can review the final list of nominated candidates.

Unfortuantely, this means that the majority of PGR scholarship awards cannot yet be made. 

Further information will be published as soon as it is available.


The University, the History Faculty and its colleges offer a wide range of scholarships for historians at both Master’s and DPhil level. Full details of these scholarships are available on the University Fees and Funding pages. If you wish to apply for the Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP (OOC DTP), the Economic and Social Research Council Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC DTP) and the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities you must make an additional application to be considered for these scholarships when submitting your application form.

The list of University, College and Faculty scholarships available varies from year to year. Amongst the various awards offered by the University, the Clarendon scholarships are a particularly important resource for historians. In 2019-2020, College scholarships for history vary each year: in 2019-2020, scholarships were offered Balliol College, Jesus College, Keble College, Kellogg College, St Cross College, St Peters College, University College and Wadham College, many made available by the generous donations of alumni and other supporters of History at Oxford. Candidates who indicate on their application form that they wish to apply for funding will automatically be considered for nearly all of these University and College scholarships, and a separate application form is not required. There are occasionally scholarships available that are administered directly by individual Colleges and not by the Faculty, so look at the various College websites for information about how to apply for these.  Competition for funding is strong, but the History Faculty assesses nominations for funding in a gathered field, and we try to ensure a fair distribution of awards across subject areas.