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The department offers a number of fully funded studentships to outstanding applicants every year.

To be considered for full funding, candidates applying to start a course from October must submit their University application by the early January deadline (12:00 midday on Friday 8th January 2021).

All candidates submitting applications by the early January deadline will automatically be considered for full funding from a number of sources including the MRC, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and numerous charitable sources. Further details can be found here.

The funding will pay fees at the Home/EU or overseas fees rate and provide a stipend of at least the standard UK Research and Innovation rate (currently £15,285 pa) for 3 years. 

Please note that the selection of highly-ranked applicants for these studentships is a competitive process, with some opportunities open to applicants across the whole Medical Sciences Division.

These studentships are not linked to any specific projects but a list of potential projects available for research students can be found here. Individual supervisors can be contacted by email about their projects. Students are also welcome to define their own project/research proposal for an application; these projects/proposals can be sent to the supervisors(s) that you identify to ascertain if the department can accommodate such a project.


Funded projects

External funding opportunities

DPhil candidates are encouraged to apply for other independent funding sources for which they may be eligible, for example:

A more extensive list of potential external scholarships can be found on this page of the university website.