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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 and we will redirect your enquiry to the appropriate colleagues.

Funding Opportunities for 2024 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 are automatically considered for a number of funding opportunities, but these are highly competitive, particularly at Masters (PGT) level. 

All applicants who apply by the 05 January 2024 deadline are automatically considered for any funding held within the Faculty and other funding held within the University including AHRC funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership, Clarendon Scholarships, Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships.  The Faculty are particularly proud to be funding applicants to the Academic Futures programme which seeks to address under-representation and help improve equality, diversity and inclusion in our graduate student body.

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.

Some of the Modern Languages specific funding opportunities are listed below.  [These do not need a separate application].

  • 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.
  • Dieter Schwarz Foundation Scholarships for applicants for a DPhil in German; full fees at Home/ROI or Overseas rates, and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant.
  • The Faculty has jointly funded studentships (full fees at Home/ROI rates and a Research Council equivalent maintenance grant) for MSt in Modern Languages applicants at New College, Lincoln College and Christ Church.