Oxford University Press
Deadline: 18 Jan 2013 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Next course starts 2013
The Clarendon Fund is the University of Oxford’s flagship scholarship scheme. The awards are sponsored by Oxford University Press and are only available at the University of Oxford for all full-time and part-time graduate degrees.
University of Oxford in United Kingdom
Fields of study:
Any field of study offered at University of Oxford.
Number of Awards:
Approximately 100 scholarships are offered every year. In 2012-13, there were over 300 Clarendon scholars at Oxford from 50 different nations.
All candidates including international students accepted to start a graduate course at Oxford in 2012/2013.
All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
Scholars on a full-time course receive a tax-free annual grant that is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford. The grant for living expenses in 2011-12 is GBP£13,590.
Scholars on a part-time course receive a pro-rata amount of the full-time grant for living expenses. Part-time Master’s scholars are offered 1/3 of the full-time grant per year for two years. Part-time DPhil scholars are offered 1/6 of the full-time grant per year for six years.
Selection criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include:
An excellent academic record is essential: A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4, noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance). Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards; information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
Aptitude for the proposed course of study: This may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrated evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to their field of study.
Student motivation: This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to their proposed course, evaluated by the personal statement and referees’ reports.
By applying for graduate study at Oxford University, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form. The closing date for Graduate Admissions for 2013/2014 is 18 January 2013 (or 4 January for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations).
The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding/scholarship_profiles/clarendon.shtml