EU Students

A variety of support is available for EU 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 Graduate Admissions website.

How to Apply

Oxford expects to have a number of Research Council funded studentships available for 2017 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.

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 Division of Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences.


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


The deadline for applications for research council studentships and most University scholarships is in 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 Finance pages.


Please contact Emma Brown with any queries.