Oxford expects to have a number of Research Council funded studentships available for 2018 entry, and also welcomes applications from self-funded students.  Application routes are described on the Graduate Admissions page.

A variety of support is available for UK/home, EU, and international students. EU citizens who have lived in the UK for three years or longer will be eligible for full support; other EU citizens will be eligible for partial support. Further information on funding, scholarships and bursaries, living costs and other financial considerations can be found on the University Fees and Funding webpages.

How to Apply

Oxford expects to have a number of Research Council funded studentships available for 2018 entry. Topic areas in Earth Sciences are listed on the main graduate admissions page.

You may apply online, or request a hard copy of the application pack, on the University Graduate Admissions website.

When you complete the online application form, please ensure you complete the sections on Proposed field and title of research project and, if known, Proposed supervisor name.  If you are applying for a listed project, please ensure you include the project reference number before the full project title, and the name of the supervisor.  If you are proposing your own project or area of research, please include at least the general area of proposed research in the title section.  You may leave the supervisor section blank if you do not know who could supervise your proposed project.


You may apply for a listed project, or propose one of your own.

Information about funded DTP projects can be found at

Minimum Requirements

The department conforms to the University’s minimum requirements for applicants.  Please see the University Graduate Admissions website for details.

You should also consult the admissions criteria for the course.


The deadline for applications for research council studentships and most University scholarships is usually in late January, but please check the details for the scholarship you wish to apply for.


For further information on finance and scholarship opportunities, please see the University Fees and Funding webpages.


Please contact the Academic Office with any queries.