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Oxford expects to have a number of Research Council funded studentships available for 2017 entry, and welcomes applications from self-funded students.  Application routes are described on the Graduate Admissions page, and research areas indicated by the list of projects offered for 2017 entry.

How to Apply

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 course.


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


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


Please contact the Academic Office with any queries.