All Souls in the snowFunding

As a condition of your offer, your college will require proof that you can pay the necessary fees and support yourself for the duration of the course. For full details of fees please see here.

The Faculty was able to offer 28 new awards (17 for doctoral studies and 11 for taught courses) for the academic year 2015-16 and is hoping to offer a similar number of awards (although not necessarily for the same subjects and in the same proportion) for 2017-18.

To be considered for University or Faculty studentships you must apply through the university admissions process by the January deadline. 



The Faculty has a small number of studentships available to fund graduate study in Medieval and Modern Languages. These include Faculty/college studentships (which are offered across all of our M.St. courses and some doctoral research areas) as well as a number of trust-funded studentships, managed by other committees/Boards to whom the Faculty can make recommendations, and which have specific criteria.

All candidates applying for our graduate courses are automatically considered for these various awards and should NOT submit a separate application. Successful candidates will be informed at the point of an offer of a place.

The majority of the studentships are for M.St./M.Phil. applicants, although there is some funding for D.Phil./PRS applicants. The studentships generally include a maintenance grant equivalent to the AHRC grant and full university /college fees.

Studentships covering fees, living expenses, or fees plus living expenses, are available to outstanding graduate applicants subject to eligibility. To be considered for funding, candidates applying to start a course from October 2017 must have submitted their University application(s) for the course(s) for which they wish to be considered by the relevant January deadline in 2017. To be considered for an Ertegun Graduate Scholarship candidates need to submit a supporting statement in addition to indicating that they wish to be considered for this particular studentship on their University application. Candidates will automatically be considered for their eligibility for funding from a number of sources including the AHRC, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and benefactors.


Creative Multilingualism Doctoral Studentships

Three fully-funded D.Phil. studentships are tenable from 1st October 2017 in association with the AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme. The studentships are for three years and are open to students of any nationality. Each studentship will cover University and College fees with a stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK national minimum stipend (£14,057 in 2015).

The Creative Multilingualism programme conducts research on the nexus between multilingualism and creativity, in seven interlocking strands. It analyses a wide range of linguistic processes, with projects focusing on metaphor, intelligibility across related languages, the creative stimulus of multilingual theatre and music, multilingual literature, the multiple meanings created in the act of translation, and linguistic creativity in language learning.

For more information, please see the Creative Multilingualism website.


AHRC, Clarendon and other awards

The AHRC grant application process (for Home/EU students) will be managed by the University, so there is no need for a separate application to the AHRC. Medieval and Modern Languages has an allocation of doctoral and master’s awards from the AHRC. You must complete the relevant section on the application form to ensure that you are considered for AHRC funding.

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages also nominates candidates each year for Clarendon funding. Here too application is made through the central admissions process and candidates must complete the relevant section on the application form.

For further information about funding, please see here.

A full list of studentships awarded in the academic year 2015-16 is available here.