Finance and Funding

We are in the top tier of Oxford colleges when it comes to offering graduate support. We have a large number of fully-funded and partly-funded scholarships available, along with bursaries and other sources of financial support.

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We want our students to make the most out of their time here without having to worry about their finances. As well as scholarships, graduate students at Lincoln are also able to apply for funding to help towards purchasing books and to help cover costs incurred when conducting research, such as attending conferences. For students who encounter unexpected financial difficulties whilst studying, we offer a generous support package. We also offer funding to students who need it to allow them to take an active role in extracurricular pursuits that they may otherwise not be able to partake in.

For a full list of the scholarships available at Lincoln College, please see below.

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Fully-funded Scholarships

Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarship

A generous gift from the late Marquis de Amodio CBE provides for the award of six or more scholarships each year to enable graduates of Swiss universities to undertake a course of advanced study at the University of Oxford as members of Lincoln College.

These scholarships are open to candidates of Swiss or Liechtenstein nationality, domiciled in either Switzerland or Liechtenstein, who are graduates from any Swiss university, including the ETHZ and the EPFL, and who must not be more than five years beyond graduation from their first degree at one of these institutions (except for candidates in Medicine, for whom the five years limit dates from obtaining the Federal Diploma in Medicine).

The Scholarships are intended for candidates accepted to read for a graduate degree in Medical, Chemical or Biochemical Sciences at Oxford University as members of Lincoln College.

The successful candidates will also have access to a generous research fund to assist them to attend conferences at which they wish to present papers or posters. Prospective candidates should note that research which involves the use of human embryos or their creation, including by cloning, or the use of human embryonic stem cells will NOT be funded by this Foundation. Lincoln College fully respects the Foundation's inability to fund such research. The College, however, welcomes applications from candidates interested in this or related areas of research, who are able to find financial support from other sources.

Value

Course fees, college accommodation costs, and a generous living allowance.

Duration

Up to three years

Number of awards available

Two awards per year

Application Process

Applicants must also apply to the University of Oxford to be admitted to the course of their choice and must submit this by the January deadline required by that course. Be aware that courses in the Medical Sciences, Humanities, Political Sciences, International Relations, Computing Science, and those offered by the Oxford Internet Institute and the Blavatnik School of Government have an early deadline of 10 January. Please check the relevant course website for the appropriate deadline on the University's graduate admissions page, which also gives full details on how to apply and has a link to the University's online application system. Interviews for shortlisted candidates for the Berrow Foundation Scholarships are normally held in Geneva in April or May, and the results of the applications are made known soon after.

Berrow Foundation Scholarship

A generous gift from the late Marquis de Amodio CBE provides for the award of six or more scholarships each year to enable graduates of Swiss universities to undertake a course of advanced study at the University of Oxford as members of Lincoln College.

Berrow Foundation Scholars may follow any course of study within the University leading to the award of a higher degree.  Candidates must be nationals of and domiciled in either Switzerland or Liechtenstein. They should currently be members of one of the following universities: Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel or the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, or must not be more than five years beyond graduation from a first degree at one of these institutions (except for candidates in Medicine, for whom the five years limit dates from obtaining the Federal Diploma in Medicine).

Value

Course fees, college accommodation costs, and a generous living allowance.

Duration

Up to three years

Number of awards available

Four awards per year

Application Process

Applicants must also apply to the University of Oxford to be admitted to the course of their choice and must submit this by the January deadline required by that course. Be aware that courses in the Medical Sciences, Humanities, Political Sciences, International Relations, Computing Science, and those offered by the Oxford Internet Institute and the Blavatnik School of Government have an early deadline of 10 January. Please check the relevant course website for the appropriate deadline on the University's graduate admissions page, which also gives full details on how to apply and has a link to the University's online application system. Interviews for shortlisted candidates for the Berrow Foundation Scholarships are normally held in Geneva in April or May, and the results of the applications are made known soon after.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Oxford University, and a gift of the late Dr Elman Poole, alumnus of Lincoln College.

Applicants should hold British Protected status or be nationals of (or have been granted refugee status by) and are ordinarily resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries, as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, or Zambia. Candidates must also be applying to read for the degree of MSc Economics for Development. Full details are available here.

Value

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £13,320. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award for 2020-21

Application process

Details of the application process are available here.

Oxford-John and Pat Cuckney Graduate Scholarship

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the legacy of John and Pat Cuckney to Lincoln College.

Available for applicants who are applying for a full-time DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics. To be considered for this scholarship, you must be ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland. The scholarship covers course fees (at the Home/EU rate) and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is only tenable at Lincoln College.

Value

Fees and Stipend

Duration

Three years

Number of awards available

One award for 2020-21

Application process

There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Condensed Matter Physics sub-Department Scholarship panel. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Lincoln College in order to take up the scholarship

The Kingsgate Graduate Scholarship

The Kingsgate Graduate Scholarships are offered in partnership with the Clarendon Fund and with the UK Research Councils.

All DPhil candidates are eligible.

Value

Fees and Stipend

Duration

Three years

Number of awards available

11 awards for 2020-21

Application process

There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Departmental Scholarship panels.

The Sloane Robinson Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in partnership with the ESRC. These awards provide a full funding package.

All DPhil candidates in the Social Sciences are eligible.

Value

Fees and Stipend

Duration

Three or four years depending on the course

Number of awards available

One award for 2020-21

Application process

There is no application form for these awards. All eligible candidates are considered by the Departmental Scholarship panels.

Fees-only Scholarships

Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship

The Keith Murray Graduate Scholarships were founded in 1983 by friends of Lord Murray, Rector of Lincoln College from 1944-1953.

The award is available to support graduate degree candidates in any subject who are not UK nationals. Applicants must already hold an offer of a place at the University of Oxford to begin a Graduate degree programme before submitting an application for this Scholarship. Applicants who have already secured partial funding for their degree course from other funding bodies are welcome to apply. Applications will be assessed on the candidate’s academic excellence and on their potential to make a significant extra-curricular contribution to the life of the College in general, whether in sports, arts, student leadership, community service, or other. Evidence of academic achievement will be taken from each applicant’s Oxford University Graduate Application form. Candidates will be asked to give permission for the Keith Murray Trustees to view their University of Oxford graduate application forms as evidence of their academic excellence. Applicants are required to submit a separate personal statement in support of their application for this scholarship, describing their most important extra-curricular activities and ambitions and to arrange for personal references to be submitted that are specific to this scholarship. The Trustees will pay particular attention to the referees’ comments on each candidate's extracurricular activities.

Value

Fees

Duration

The normal period of fee liability of the award-holder’s programme

Number of awards available

Normally 1 award per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

Partially-funded Scholarships

Crewe Graduate Award

Eligibility

All graduate students, in any subject, who are wholly or partly self-funding. Applications will be assessed on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.  Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College before applying.

Value

£3,600

Duration

One year in the first instance, with the possibility of re-application for renewal

Number of awards available

Ten awards for 2020-21

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

These awards are funded by Lord Crewe's Charity, founded from the Will of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, 1633-1721, Rector of Lincoln College and Bishop of Durham.

Kenneth Sewards-Shaw Scholarship

Eligibility

Candidates must be graduate students in the area of Law, History, English, or Politics. They should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work. The candidate who is selected for this award will be expected to give a presentation on their work to members of the Middle and Senior Common Room at a joint seminar during their first year at Lincoln.  There will be a reward of an additional £500 for doing so.

Value

£1,500 (+£500)

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This awards is the gift of the late Mr Kenneth Sewards-Shaw, alumnus of Lincoln College.

Lord Crewe Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility

Students, in any subject, ordinarily resident in the Dioceses of Durham, Newcastle, Northallertonshire, Howdenshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, or the Diocese of Oxford. Applicants must hold an offer of a place to read for a graduate degree course at an Oxford college before applying. Successful applicants holding an offer of a place at another College will be required to migrate to Lincoln College in order to take up the award.

Value

£7,000

Duration

One year in the first instance, with the possibility of re-application for renewal

Number of awards available

Two awards for 2020-21

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

These awards are funded by Lord Crewe's Charity, founded from the Will of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, 1633-1721, Rector of Lincoln College and Bishop of Durham.

Menasseh Ben Israel Room Scholarship

Eligibility

Graduates of any Israeli university, gaining a graduate place at the University and at Lincoln College, in any subject. Preference may be given to graduates of the Hebrew University.

Value

One academic year (37 weeks) of free accommodation in Lincoln College (B grade room, worth approximately £6,300).

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This scholarship is supported by the Polonsky Foundation.

Senior Scholarship

These are awarded on academic merit, not for financial need, and are intended for graduates who already have some other form of financial support. In addition to the funding, during full term Senior Scholars may dine free once a fortnight at High Table.

Eligibility

Any student who already holds a first degree and is reading for a graduate degree at Lincoln College.

Value

£350 per year and some High Table dining rights.

Duration

The Scholarships are awarded for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed for a further year.

The 17 Museum Road Scholarship

Candidates should hold a place or an offer of a place at Lincoln College to study for a one- or two-year Master’s Degree course (including BCL and BPhil) in any subject area. Preference may be given to applicants from the UK/EU.

Value

£1,250

Duration

One year, with possibility of re-application for renewal.

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application Process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is gift of an alumnus of the College.

The Alfred and Frances Drucker Bursary

Eligibility

Candidates must be a graduate or undergraduate student admitted to the University and to Lincoln College, who is ordinarily resident in the Czech Republic, and who is in financial need. If no candidate meets this criterion the award may be made to any applicant admitted to read for a higher degree in law, or in social sciences, who is in financial need.

Value

£900

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application Process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is a gift of an alumnus of Lincoln College to commemorate his parents.

The Erich and Rochelle Friedmann Endowed Prize in Music

Eligibility

Students in any discipline except Music but who have exceptional musical ability. The successful candidate is expected to play a prominent part in the musical life of the College, and to act, if requested, as organising secretary of the College's active Music Society.

Value

£500

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application Process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is a gift of Professor Theodore Friedman, former Fellow of Lincoln College

The Hartley Bursary

Eligibility

Candidates must be new or current graduate students of Lincoln College, ordinarily resident in the UK, who are studying for a degree in any humanities subject and who are in financial need.

Value

£1,200

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is the gift of Miss Alison Hartley, alumna of Lincoln College, and Mrs Hartley.

The Jermyn Brooks Graduate Award

Eligibility

Candidates must be a new or current graduate student of the College in the Humanities, preferably in Modern Languages. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value

£2,200

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is the gift of Mr Jermyn Brooks, alumnus of Lincoln College.

The Kingsgate Graduate Accommodation Bursary

Eligibility

Candidates should hold a place or an offer of a place at Lincoln College to study for a graduate course in any subject area. Preference may be given to applicants from the UK/EU.

Value

One academic year (37 weeks) of free accommodation in Lincoln College (B Grade room, worth approximately £6,300).

Duration

One year, with possibility of renewal

Number of awards available

Two awards per year

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is the gift of an alumnus of the College.

The Sloane Robinson Foundation Masters' Awards in Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility

Candidates must be new graduate students of the College in the Humanities or Social Sciences, reading for a Master’s degree. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value

£7,500

Duration

One or two years, depending on the course

Number of awards available

Five awards for 2020-21

Application process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This fund is supported by the Sloane-Robinson Foundation; Hugh Sloane is a Lincoln alumnus who graduated with an MPhil in Economics.

The Supperstone Law Scholarship

Eligibility

Candidates must be accepted by the University and Lincoln College to read for a BCL or MJur with an emphasis or special interest in Public Law. They must demonstrate academic excellence and show promise for a successful career in the legal field. Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work.

Value

£1,200

Duration

One year

Number of awards available

One award per year

Application Process

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed. Results will be announced in July 2020. Applications for admission in 2021-22 will open at the beginning of the next calendar year.

This award is the gift of Sir Michael Supperstone QC, alumnus of Lincoln College.

Grace Heaton

For the last two years I have been lucky enough to receive the Lord Crewe Graduate Award. Without financial support from Lincoln I would have been unable to take my place at the University and I am so grateful to the College for enabling to pursue a subject I love.

Grace Heaton
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