Fees, funding and Colleges


You will need to pay University Fees. 

The University fee depends on your fee status


All applicants that apply to our Departmental Prize Studentship Competition are automatically considered for full funding from a variety of sources including the MRC, the EP Abraham Research Fund, the Clarendon Fund, and Colleges.  This will cover full University Fees as well as research and living expenses.

Further funding opportunities can be identified on the Universities Fees and Funding site

There are a number of external sources of funding that must be applied for separately.


As Oxford is a collegiate University, you will have to be admitted by a college. The college provides you with the opportunity to interact with other postgraduate students, undergraduates, and experienced academics across all subjects taught in the University. The application form includes an opportunity for you to express a preference for a College. Your supervisor or the Graduate Student Administrator can help you with your choice. Some scholarships require you to join a particular College, often because the College is contributing to the funding.  We encourage students to make a college choice.  We have a strong association with Lincoln and Reuben Colleges, although you may choose any college you wish that accepts our students. 4 of our studentships are associated with Lincoln College.  If you are applying after the March deadline please contact us first so that we can help you find a college that still has places available. 

Further information about colleges can be found in the Graduation admissions webpage