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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).

Highlighted funding

A non-exhaustive list of scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to DPIR graduate applicants is set out below. Some sources of funding require a separate application and some require you to choose a particular college. However, for the vast majority of scholarships, you will automatically be considered (if you are eligible) as part of the application process. The latest list and information on how to apply can be found using the fees, funding and scholarship search tool.