Graduate Scholarships


Exeter College is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for graduate study.

For candidates who are starting their degree in the 2020-21 academic year, Exeter College offers the scholarships listed below. Some of these may be held in conjunction with other scholarships or studentships, for example those awarded by the University of Oxford (e.g. Clarendon Scholarships), or by the UK Research Councils.

Unless otherwise stated in the further particulars of a scholarship, we will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford for our college scholarships regardless of whether or not you state Exeter College as your preferred college on your application form. If we offer you an Exeter College scholarship we will also offer you a place at Exeter College, which will take the place of any earlier college offer you may have. Therefore, unless otherwise stated, there is no separate application process for these scholarships; you simply need to apply for your graduate course by the relevant January deadline. Candidates who are not contacted by Exeter College regarding the award of a Graduate Scholarship can assume that, unfortunately, they have not been successful. However, many of our students are successfully awarded other scholarships, or fund their studies privately.

For details regarding Academic Grants for current students, see the Grants for Graduate Students page.


Amelia Jackson Studentship

Who is eligible to apply?

Any person who is, or (for some awards) who has been, a student member of Exeter College, Oxford, and who, by the time of taking up a studentship, shall have successfully completed a degree of the University. Note that the Amelia Jackson Studentship does not cover the costs of continuation charges.

Closing date

The deadline for applications is expected to be in late Hilary Term 2020.

Find out more

Further details will be available here during Michaelmas Term 2019.


Arthur Peacocke Graduate Studentship in Theology

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have an offer of admission to Oxford University to read for a DPhil degree on the relationships between science and religion, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Arthur Peacocke Graduate Studentship in Theology


Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who are normally resident in India, and who have an offer of admission to study for the BCL at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Bodh Raj Sawhny Memorial Scholarship.


Bornhauser Scholarship in American Literature

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil degree in American Literature, within the Faculty of English Language and Literature, at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Bornhauser Scholarship in American Literature.


Exonian Graduate Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

The College seeks to elect up to one Exonian Graduate Scholar from among students who have been awarded a UK Research Council Studentship to study for a DPhil, within a Department in the Social Sciences Division, at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Exonian Graduate Scholarship.


Jardine Graduate Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Students in any subject, resident in Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam, who have an offer of admission to study for a graduate degree at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Jardine Graduate Scholarship.


Mary Frances Cairncross Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Details available in early October.

Closing date

Details available in early October.

Find out more

Details available in early October.


Peter Thompson Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil degree at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Peter Thompson Scholarship.


Rivka Carmi Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Graduates of Ben Gurion University who wish to study for a one-year Masters course at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Rivka Carmi Scholarship.


Salve Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who are normally resident in India who have an offer of admission to study for the BCL in Law at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for the BCL course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Salve Scholarship.


SKP Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who are normally resident in India, have an undergraduate degree from an institution in India and who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil at Oxford University, starting in the academic year 2020-21.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the SKP Scholarship.


Usher Cunningham Scholarship in History

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil within the Faculty of History starting 2020-21, who are graduates of an Irish University and normally resident in Ireland for three of the five years before October 2020.

Closing date

Apply by the University’s January 2020 deadline for your course.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the Usher Cunningham Scholarship in History.


For any questions on these scholarships, or graduate admissions more generally, please contact the Admissions Offficer; Dan Aldred on admissions@exeter.ox.ac.uk / +44 (0)1865 279668.