Clarendon Scholarship


Fellowship Information

Description:

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded to academically excellent students with the best proven and future potential. The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full along with a generous grant for living expenses, and are open to students starting a new course at Oxford. They are highly competitive, with less than 3% of graduate offer holders being also offered the scholarship.

Who Should Apply:

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.
Fellowship Benefits:

As well as providing for fees and living expenses, the Clarendon community is going from strength to strength. The Scholars’ Association is extremely active in providing events which range from the academic and educational, via the careers-oriented, to the cultural and social.

Scholars on a full-time course also 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 2013/14 is GBP£13,726 and the 2014/15 rate may be slightly higher than this (to be confirmed in spring 2014).

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.

Program Duration:

Clarendon Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course.

Number & Amount Available:

All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.

The grant for living expenses for scholars on a full-time course in 2013/14 is GBP£13,726, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford.

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.

Citizenship Requirements:
non-USA
non-USA w/greencard
USA
STEM Fields Only:
No

Student Information

Required GPA:
3.7 and above
Academic Level:
Senior
Graduate

Deadlines

Initial Deadline:
Usually January
NC State Campus Deadline:

None

National Deadline:
TBA
National Deadline Info:
Reopens September 16th