Graduate scholarships

Each year at least two Senior Scholarships are awarded. These carry a stipend of £5,000 a year (split into equal payments made at the start of each term), with entitlement to accommodation in College during the tenure of the Scholarship which is charged at the normal rate, plus certain SCR dining rights. Anyone reading for a higher degree in Oxford is eligible to apply, whether or not already a member of the College, and those who are members of the College may apply at any stage of their graduate course. In some years the College also awards a Starun Senior Scholarship (for Polish Studies), a Mortimer May Senior Scholarship (for Geography) an Irish Government Scholarship (for Irish History) and a Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers' Scholarship (for studies relating to instrumentation).

In 2018 Hertford is offering four scholarships; please see here for full details.

This year we are also launching a new senior scholarship, which is restricted to Rhodes Scholars whose funding is at an end but who needs additional time to complete their studies in Oxford.  The Scholarship is in memory of Alain Leroy Locke, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar, who entered Hertford in 1907.  The Hertford College Alain Locke Senior Scholarship will be tenable for a single year, but will include free Hertford accommodation, in addition to the stipend and dining rights enjoyed by all senior scholars. 

The closing date for all applications is Friday 23rd March 2018.

The application form can be found here.

Guidance notes for referees can be found here.

If you are looking for help with funding your postgraduate studies, you may also wish to investigate this resource, created by our Drapers' Junior Research Fellow, Dr Luke Blaxill.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application after Easter. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the first few weeks of Trinity Term.