Hertford's Support for Postgraduates

Professor Martin Maiden, Hertford's Tutor for Graduates (pictured), recognises that graduate students are central to Oxford's mission as a world-leading, research-intensive university. He is determined that Hertford will play its part in supporting talented postgradutes from the UK and beyond. In part this is achieved through Hertford-only awards of the kind listed here. But every year Martin also succeeds in negotiating one-off agreements to co-fund postgraduate scholarships with departments and faculties across the university. 

The co-funded scholarships available vary from year to year, and you will always need to hold an offer from the relevant Oxford department or faculty to be considerd for one. In most cases no separate application is required, since the award is made by agreement between the college and the faculty, or faculties, after each has reviewed all the eligible offer-holders. But you may wish to express a prefence for Hertford in your application for postgraduate study.

Any scholarship for which further information is required (in addition to the standard postgraduate application form) will be detailed here.

This year Martin is delighted to announce a range of generous scholarships tenable from October 2016. For those considering DPhils, they include the Oxford Mary Jane Grefenstette Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science and Philosophy which covers fees and living expenses, and for which offer-holders hosted by both the faculty of Philosophy and the department of Computer Science may be considerd; the Hertford DPhil Scholarship in Irish Literatureand Hertford DPhil Scholarships in Bioscience, Chemistry and Pharmacology.

For those at Masters Level, there is the David and Helen Elvin Scholarship in Law and Hertford Postgraduate Scholarships for an MSt In History, an MSt in Archaeology and an MSt in Modern Languages.

For the academic year 2015–16 Hertford is co-funding graduate scholarships in Modern Languages (Rebecca Beattie), Law (Tobias Endrich), Environmental Research (Brooke Johnson and Samuel Levin), Biochemistry (Caroline Lenz), History (Morgan Price), Geography (Aayush Srivastava) and Oriental Studies (You Zhao).

In 2014–15 Hertford Postgradaute Scholarships were awarded to students reading for degrees in Environmental Research (Laura Cimoli), Biochemistry (Tea Kecman), English Literature (Theodore Tregear), Economics (Hannah Uckat) and Zoology (Tetyana Vasylyeva).