How to Apply & Funding

How to Apply

Full guidance on how to apply, application deadlines, and entry requirements can be found on the central admissions pages of the University website.

For all queries, including those relating to potential supervisors in individual languages or to co-supervision of comparative and cross-linguistic projects, please contact graduate.studies@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk and we will redirect your enquiry to the appropriate colleagues.

Funding Opportunities for 2022 Entry

The Faculty has one of the largest number of studentships/funding opportunities available of any Modern Languages department in the country.  All applications received for either the November or January admissions deadlines are automatically considered for a number of funding opportunities, but these are highly competitive, particularly at Masters (PGT) level. The following funding opportunities are available for 2022 entry.

Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Taught (MSt, MPhil) Applicants

  • Lidl Graduate Scholarship for an applicant for the MSt in Modern Languages (German); full fees at Home/ROI or Overseas rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Masters Studentship in Collaboration with Lincoln College for the MSt or MPhil in Modern Languages (French); full fees at Home/ROI or Overseas rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Living Languages Studentship for the MSt in Modern Languages (all subjects); when awarding this scholarship priority will be given to UK-based students who are underrepresented at graduate level in Oxford, including those from ethnic or lower socioeconomic backgrounds; full fees at Home/ROI rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.


Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Research (DPhil) Applicants

  • Cyril Vysove Scholarship in Modern Languages with Queen’s College for an applicant for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (any field); full fees at Home/ROI rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • The Michael Pragnell Scholarship in Modern Languages with St John’s for an applicant for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (any field, but priority may be given to projects in French, German, Cinema or Critical Theory); full fees at Home/ROI or Overseas rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Geneviève Adams Scholarship with St Hugh’s College for an applicant for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (Modern and Contemporary French Studies); full fees at Home/ROI rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant
     
  • Spanish Scholarship with Lincoln College for an applicant for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (Spanish); full fees at Home/ROI rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Elizabeth Fallaize Scholarship at St John’s College for an applicant for the DPhil in Modern Languages (Modern French Studies); full fees at Home/ROI or Overseas rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Schwarz-Taylor Waverley Studentship with Queen’s College for an applicant for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (Modern and Contemporary German Studies); full fees at Home/ROI rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Besse Studentship with Exeter College for an applicant for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (French); full fees at Home/ROI rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
     
  • Magdalen Graduate Scholarship in Modern Languages for an applicant for the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (French, Film Studies, Spanish); full fees at Home/ROI rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.

Other Funding Opportunities

Two Collaborative Doctoral Awards with OOC-DTP (AHRC) for applicants for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages in French and German, respectively; full fees at Home/ROI rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.

All applicants who apply by the 07 January 2022 deadline are automatically considered for any funding held within the Faculty and other funding held within the University including the Clarendon Scholarships, the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships, and the UK BAME Studentships in the Humanities.

Applicants to Faculty courses are also eligible for funding from other schemes, some of which require further application materials to be submitted, or additional actions to be taken — details of which can be found on the individual pages:

A full list of funding schemes offered by the University can be found on the Graduate Admissions website, which applicants are strongly recommended to consult. Details of further Humanities funding schemes are available on the Humanities Division website.

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