St John's offers a number of scholarships which are awarded to students embarking on a new graduate course at the University.
  • For the College Graduate Scholarships and Graduate Partnership Scholarships listed below there is no separate application process; however, applicants do need to apply to Oxford University by the relevant January deadline date for their course (dates as set by Oxford University).
  • All awards are tenable at St John’s College, however it is not necessary to nominate St John’s as your college choice when applying; if you do name another college of preference you will still automatically be considered for our scholarships.
  • Where applicable, preference may be given to students whose research is in an area of interest to a Fellow of the College.

College Graduate Scholarships

Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship

The Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship is available to applicants for the following subjects only:

  • DPhil in Mathematics
  • CDT in the Mathematical Institute

One scholarship will be awarded, which will provide full course fees and maintenance for the duration of the full-fee paying period of study. 

Elizabeth Fallaize Scholarship

The Elizabeth Fallaize Scholarship is awarded for study towards a D.Phil in French as offered by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

One scholarship will be awarded, which will provide full course fees and maintenance for the duration of the full-fee paying period of study. 

Daniel Slifkin Scholarship

The Daniel Slifkin Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has been offered a place by the Law Faculty to read for the BCL or M.Jur course. 

One scholarship will be awarded, which will provide full course fees and maintenance.

Dr Yungtai Hsu Scholarship

Available to MSc in Environmental Change and Management applicants who are committed to the environmental protection and development of China or Taiwan, who will work in this field upon completion of their course.

The Scholarship provides one award of £15,000 or may be split into two awards of £7,500, to be used towards the cost of the course fee or maintenance.

Graduate Partnership Scholarships

All awards offered in partnership with the University provide full course fees and maintenance for the duration of the full-fee paying period of study.

St John's College / UKRI & OOC AHRC Scholarships

Eleven scholarships in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Programme (OOC AHRC) are available for research courses in the following divisions which St John's accepts applications for.  These partnership awards include the college Lamb and Flag Scholarships and the 450th Anniversary Fund Scholarships:

  • Social Sciences – three scholarships
  • Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences (with the exception of those offered by the Mathematical Institute) – three scholarships
  • Medical Sciences – two scholarships
  • Humanities – three scholarships

Kendrew / Clarendon Scholarships

Available for applicants from economically less developed countries, more specifically, to students who are from countries whose Gross National Product (GNP) falls outside the highest 25% in the world. The Kendrew / Clarendon Scholarships are available for all taught and research courses for which St John's accepts applications

  • Two scholarships will be awarded

St John's College / Clarendon Scholarships

These scholarships are available to research courses for which St John's accepts applications (with the exception of those offered by the Mathematical Institute).  

  • Three scholarships will be awarded

Ioan and Rosemary James / Clarendon Scholarship

The Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship, in partnership with Clarendon is available to research courses for which St. John's accepts applications (with the exception of those offered by the Mathematical Institute).

  • One scholarship will be awarded

Ioan and Rosemary James / Mathematical Institute Scholarship

The Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship, in partnership with the Mathematical Institute, is available to applicants for D.Phil courses in Mathematics and CDT courses offered by the Mathematical Institute.

  • One scholarship will be awarded

Lester B Pearson / Clarendon Scholarship

The Lester B Pearson / Clarendon scholarship is available to persons ordinarily resident in Canada undertaking graduate study at St John’s College.  It is available for taught and research courses in any subject offered by St John’s College.

  • One Scholarship will be awarded

St John's College / Oxford / Angus McLeod Scholarship

Available for research courses offered by the Social Sciences Division which St John's accepts applications for.

  • One Scholarship will be awarded

St John's College / Oxford / Nicholas Bratt Scholarship

Available for taught and research courses offered by the Mathematical, Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences Division which St John's accepts applications for (with the exception of those offered by the Mathematical Institute).

  • One Scholarship will be awarded

Please note that the following scholarships will NOT be awarded for 2022/23 entry.

Please check back for updates in future years.

graduate scholars UKRI / Lamb and Flag Graduate Scholars