Funding your studies

All eligible candidates will automatically be considered for the College scholarships, with no need to provide further information to either the College or University, and regardless of which college (if any) is stated as a preference on the graduate application form.

Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships

An exceptional opportunity to enable you to study your passion, live your dream, and transform the future.

We are committed to building a strong portfolio of funding opportunities to support Reuben College students in their graduate studies. This includes full scholarships, and for on-course students, small grants to support fieldwork, conference participation, or other costs incurred on your course. Reuben is proud to actively encourage equality, diversity and inclusivity within the College and the wider academic community. Without financial support, students from a number of ethnic minorities and other under-represented backgrounds can often struggle to continue their studies at graduate level. This means that there are then fewer students from diverse backgrounds going on to careers in academia, and less diverse voices are heard within the University. As a college, we have set ourselves the target of offering 50% of our scholarships to students from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds.  

Together with funds from the University, Reuben College is supporting 30+ scholars in the academic year 2022-23, and aims to support similar numbers, if not higher, for the 2023-24 academic year. Whilst some scholarships cover full course fees and maintenance (normally at the level of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) minimum doctoral stipend) for the duration of the course, others are awarded in conjunction with other scholarships (for example, Clarendon and UKRI) to together provide full funding.

To be eligible, students must usually apply by the January gathered field, and for a course for which Reuben College admits graduate students. These scholarships are only available for incoming first year students, not on-course students or students at a different college. 

We partner with a number of divisions and departments to offer scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications will be selected by the individual departments on their own criteria, which will include academic excellence, as well as the other appropriate criteria for eligibility. Successful candidates will be transferred to Reuben College in order to take up the scholarship, as these scholarships are only tenable at the College.

Reuben College is committed to a target of offering at least 50% of its scholarships to students from under-represented groups and is supporting the University’s Academic Futures scholarships.

Funding advice and resources

The University offers excellent advisory services for your financial needs, as well as a wide range of sources of financial assistance.