Lincoln College

Graduate Scholarships and Funding

Through the generosity of friends and former members of the College, Lincoln is able to offer  a very large number of graduate scholarships:

Full-Funding Scholarships:

The Berrow Foundation Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The Kingsgate Graduate Scholarships

The Sloane Robinson Foundation Graduate Scholarship 

Oxford-John & Pat Cuckney Graduate Scholarship

 

Fees-only Scholarship:

The Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship

 

Partial funding:

*Lord Crewe Graduate Scholarships

*Crewe Graduate Awards

*The Sloane Robinson Foundation Masters Awards

*The Menasseh Ben Israel Room Scholarship

*The Kingsgate Graduate Accommodation Bursaries

*Kenneth Sewards-Shaw Scholarship

*Jermyn Brooks Graduate Award

*Supperstone Law Scholarship

*The Hartley Bursary

*The 17 Museum Road Scholarship

*The Alfred and Frances Drucker Bursary

*Erich and Rochelle Friedmann Endowed Prize in Music

 

Full-Funding Scholarships:

Berrow Foundation Scholarships, Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarships

Scholarships open to candidates of Swiss or Liechtenstein nationality, domiciled in either Switzerland or Liechtenstein.  Application forms and further details are available here.

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Oxford University, and a gift of the late Dr Elman Poole, alumnus of Lincoln College.

Eligibility: Applicants should hold British Protected status or be nationals of (or have been granted refugee status by) and are ordinarily resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries, as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, or Zambia. Candidates must also be applying to read for the degree of MSc Economics for Development. Full details are available here.

Value: The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £13,320. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Duration: 1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award for 2020 entry

Application process: Details of the application process are available here.

 

The Kingsgate Graduate Scholarships

The Kingsgate Graduate Scholarships are offered in partnership with the Clarendon Fund and with the UK Research Councils. 

Eligibility: Any DPhil candidates 

Value: Fees and Stipend

Duration: 3 years 

Number of awards available: 11 awards for 2020 entry

Application process: There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Departmental Scholarship panels.

 

The Sloane Robinson Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in partnership with the ESRC. These awards provide a full funding package.  

Eligibility: Any DPhil candidates in the Social Sciences 

Value: Fees and Stipend

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on the course

Number of awards available: 1 award for 2020 entry

Application process: There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Departmental Scholarship panels. 

 

 

Oxford-John & Pat Cuckney Graduate Scholarship

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the legacy of John and Pat Cuckney to Lincoln College.

Eligibility: Available for applicants who are applying for a full-time DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics. To be considered for this scholarship, you must be ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland. The scholarship covers course fees (at the Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is only tenable at Lincoln College.

Value: Fees and Stipend

Duration: 3 years 

Number of awards available: 1 award for 2020 entry

Application process: There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Condensed Matter Physics sub-Department Scholarship panel. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Lincoln College in order to take up the scholarship

 

Fees-only Scholarship:

Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship 
 
The Keith Murray Graduate Scholarships were founded in 1983 by friends of Lord Murray, Rector of Lincoln College from 1944-1953.

Eligibility: The award is available to support graduate degree candidates in any subject who are from overseas (this includes those who are from other EU countries). Applicants must already hold an offer of a place at the University of Oxford to begin a graduate degree programme in Autumn 2020 before applying for this Scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not previously studied in the UK. Applicants who have already secured partial funding for their degree course from other funding bodies are welcome to apply. Applications will be assessed on the candidate’s academic excellence and, especially, on their potential to make a significant extra-curricular contribution to the life of the College in general, whether in the arts, student leadership, community service, sport or any other such field. Evidence of academic achievement will be taken from each applicant’s Oxford University Graduate Application form. Candidates will be asked to give permission for the Keith Murray Trustees to view their University of Oxford graduate application forms as evidence of their academic excellence. Applicants are required to submit a separate personal statement in support of their application for this scholarship, describing their most important extra-curricular activities and ambitions and to arrange for personal references to be submitted that are specific to this aspect of their application. The Trustees will pay particular attention to the referees’ comments on each candidate's extra-curricular activities.

Value:  Fees
  
Duration: The normal period of fee liability of the award-holder’s programme. 

Number of awards available: normally 1 per year

Application process:  applicants should submit a copy of the Keith Murray Scholarship Application Form, together with their personal statement, to admissions@lincoln.ox.ac.uk. The deadline for receipt of application is 1 May 2020. Referees should send their letters of reference to the same address by the same date. Download: The Keith Murray Scholarship Application Form.

 

Partial funding:

The Jermyn Brooks Graduate Award

The gift of Mr Jermyn Brooks, alumnus of Lincoln College

Eligibility: Candidates must be a new or current graduate student of the College in the Humanities, preferably in Modern Languages. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value: £2,200.

Duration: 1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

The Supperstone Law Scholarship

The gift of Sir Michael Supperstone QC, Old Member of Lincoln College

Eligibility: Candidates must be accepted by the University and Lincoln College to read for a BCL or MJur with an emphasis or special interest in Public Law. They must demonstrate academic excellence and show promise for a successful career in the legal field. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value: £1200

Duration: 1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020. Candidates must append to their application form a short statement describing their interest in Public Law.

 

 The Erich and Rochelle Friedmann Endowed Prize in Music

The gift of Professor Theodore Friedman, former Fellow of Lincoln College

Eligibility: Students in any discipline except Music but who have exceptional musical ability. The successful candidate is expected to play a prominent part in the musical life of the College, and to act, if requested, as organising secretary of the College's active Music Society.

Value:  £500

Duration: 1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020. Candidates must attach to their application form a short statement concerning their achievements in music and potential contribution to the musical life of the College.

 

Menasseh Ben Israel Room Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by the Polonsky Foundation

Eligibility: Graduates of any Israeli university, gaining a graduate place at the University and at Lincoln College, in any subject. Preference may be given to graduates of the Hebrew University.

Value: One academic year (37 weeks) of free accommodation in Lincoln College  (B grade room, worth approximately £6,300).

Duration: 1 year

The Menasseh Ben Israel Room is located  in Lincoln's High Street Quadrangle, close to the Oxford city centre and Lincoln's historic Turl Street site.

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form will be available for download here from February 2020.  Application deadline: June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

Lord Crewe Graduate Scholarships

These awards are funded by Lord Crewe's Charity, founded from the will of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, 1633-1721, Rector of Lincoln College and Bishop of Durham.

Eligibility: Students, in any subject, ordinarily resident in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle; Northallertonshire (in North Yorkshire); Howdenshire (in Humberside); Leicestershire; Northamptonshire; and the Diocese of Oxford. Applicants must hold an offer of a place to read for a graduate degree course at an Oxford college before applying. Successful applicants holding an offer of a place at another College will be required to migrate to Lincoln College in order to take up the award. 

Value: £7,000

Duration:  1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of re-application for renewal.

Number of awards available: 2 awards for 2020

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

Crewe Graduate Awards

These awards are funded by Lord Crewe's Charity, founded from the will of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, 1633-1721, Rector of Lincoln College and Bishop of Durham.

Eligibility: All graduate students, in any subject, who are wholly or partly self-funding. Applications will be assessed on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.  Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College before applying.

Value: £3,600

Duration:  1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of re-application for renewal.

Number of awards available: 10 awards for 2020

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

Kenneth Sewards-Shaw Scholarship 

The gift of the late Mr Kenneth Sewards-Shaw, alumnus of Lincoln College

Eligibility: Candidates must be graduate students in the area of Law, History, English, or Politics. They should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work. The candidate who is selected for this award will be expected to give a presentation on their work to members of the Middle and Senior Common Room at a joint seminar during their first year at Lincoln.  There will be a reward of an additional £500 for doing so.

Value:  £1,500 (+£500)

Duration:  1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

The Sloane Robinson Foundation Masters Awards

This fund is supported by the Sloane-Robinson Foundation; Hugh Sloane is a Lincoln alumnus who graduated with an M.Phil in Economics.

Eligibility: Candidates must be new graduate students of the College reading for a Master’s Degree. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value: £7,500

Duration: 1 or 2 years, depending on the course. 

Number of awards available: 5 awards for 2020 entry

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

 

The Hartley Bursary

The gift of Miss Alison Hartley, alumna of Lincoln College, and Mrs Hartley.

Eligibility: New or current graduate students of Lincoln College, ordinarily resident in the UK, who are studying for a degree in any humanities subject and who are in financial need.

Value: £1200

Duration: 1 year

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

The Alfred and Frances Drucker Bursary

The gift of an Old Member of Lincoln College to commemorate his parents.

Eligibility: A graduate or undergraduate student admitted to the University and to Lincoln College, who is ordinarily resident in the Czech Republic, and who is in financial need. If no candidate meets this criterion the award may be made to any applicant admitted to read for a graduate degree in law, or in social sciences, who is in financial need.

Value: £900

Number of awards available: 1 award per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

The Kingsgate Graduate Accommodation Bursaries

The gift of an alumnus of the College. 

Eligibility: Candidates should hold a place or an offer of a place at Lincoln College to study for a graduate course in any subject area. Preference may be given to applicants from the UK/EU.

Value: One academic year (37 weeks) of free accommodation in Lincoln College  (B Grade room, worth approximately £6,300).

Duration: 1 year, with possibility of re-application for renewal.

Number of awards available: 2 awards per year

Application process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.

 

The 17 Museum Road Scholarship

The gift of an old member of the College.

Eligibility: Candidates should hold a place or an offer of a place at Lincoln College to study for a one- or two-year Master's Degree course (including BCL and BPhil)  in any subject area. Preference may be given to applicants from the UK/EU.

Value: £1,250

Duration: 1 year, with possibility of re-application for renewal.

Number of awards: 1 award per year.

Application Process: A combined application form is available here. Application deadline: 6 June 2020. Results announced: July 2020.