Funding your studies

We are committed to building a strong portfolio of funding opportunities to support Reuben College students in their graduate studies. This includes full scholarships, bursaries and grants to cover fieldwork, conference participation or other costs incurred on your course.

We will provide more detailed information about such opportunities as they are confirmed.

Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships

An exceptional opportunity to enable you to study your passion, live your dream, and transform the future.
Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships

Reuben College and the University of Oxford are delighted to be working in partnership to offer the first cohort of students the newly created Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships for 2021/22 entry. The scholarships cover full course fees and maintenance for the duration of the course for selected students. They are only tenable at Reuben College, and are available for the courses accepted by the College.  

The College and University have confirmed that the first cycle of awards will be shared among scholars selected from four areas:

  • students from underrepresented backgrounds (potentially 4 scholarships in 2021-22);
  • students ordinarily resident in an African country (potentially 4 scholarships in 2021-22);  

  • students ordinarily resident in Israel (potentially 5 scholarships in 2021-22); or

  • students working on relevant interdisciplinary areas* (at least 1 scholarship in 2021-22). 

*Reuben’s 2021 interdisciplinary scholarship will be awarded to an offer-holder researching within Ethics & Values, with an interdisciplinary component engaging at least one other of Reuben College’s themes (Cellular Life; Climate Change; Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence).  The College will consider offer-holders forwarded from the Faculty of Philosophy, including candidates for its Ethics in AI scholarships, as nominated by other departments. Scholarship selection will be undertaken jointly with the Faculty of Philosophy.

Students must apply in the University November and January gathered fields, and for a course for which Reuben College admits graduate students. Scholarships will cover full fees and maintenance (normally at the level of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) minimum doctoral stipend).

All eligible candidates will automatically be considered for these 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. However, successful candidates will be transferred to Reuben College in order to take up the scholarship.

Doctoral Training Centre Awards

We are delighted to be working in partnership with a number of Oxford-based Doctoral Training Centres in financially supporting up to 5 UKRI scholars starting in 2021-22. The awards cover part of the fees for the duration of the course, and candidates who receive this financial support must be enrolled at Reuben College in order to accept the funding.

Eligible students will be automatically considered for the scholarships on application to the course, and no separate application materials are required. 

Details of the courses and how to apply can be found on the links below:

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.