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Graduate fees and funding

A graduate offer in the UK is not automatically underwritten with full funding and you will need to secure a scholarship or cover your fees, maintenance and other costs (for instance, fieldwork) from other sources.

The best starting point for scholarship information within Oxford is the fees, funding and scholarship search tool.

A comprehensive guide to the many funding opportunities can be found on the graduate scholarships website, including a guide to external funding and an A-Z list of scholarships.

This webpage gives detailed information about studentships that the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) offers directly, and other funding opportunities for which the DPIR nominates students.

This year DPIR is pledging £900,000 for graduate students.
We want the best students from around the world to come and study with us at DPIR, whatever their financial means. Providing more funding for this year's intake is a great way to make that happen.
Nicholas Owen, Joint Head of Department

All graduate applicants

The Department will automatically consider graduate applicants for selected studentships and scholarship nominations, if certain criteria are met. You can read more below.

Research Councils

The two UK Research Councils that support research in Politics and International Relations are the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Eligibility for these awards requires a connection to the UK (for full funding) often, but not always, on the basis of residency: these eligibility criteria can be found via the links below.

Highlighted funding

This section is intended to direct you to particular opportunities that may be of interest to DPIR graduate applicants. The latest information and further opportunities can be searched using the University's fees, funding and scholarship search tool.