Financing postgraduate study
Almost 1 in 5 of all students reading for a Graduate degree hold a College Scholarship. Besides generous scholarships, there are also grants for academic expenses, including giving papers at conferences, and a hardship fund for unforeseen circumstances. Like all other colleges in the University, LMH is able to offer places only to graduate students who can demonstrate they have sufficient funding, which students do by completing a Financial Declaration (more information on Financial Declarations can be found on the University website here).
LMH Graduate Scholarships
LMH is actively raising money for graduate scholarships. Our ambition is that no student of high academic potential should be turned away because of lack of funding.
For students starting in October 2021
LMH Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22
*PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications. This page will be updated in due course when entry opens for LMH Graduate Scholarship applications for the 2022/23 admissions round*
LMH will be offering the following scholarships and bursaries for which a direct application to the College is required.
The following awards are open to all those currently a student in Oxford, or holding a graduate offer in Oxford:
Penny Freer Graduate Bursary (up to £15,000 available for one year)
We are extremely grateful for a donation from Penny Freer, an alumna of the College, who wishes to support either Home or Overseas students with their living costs, if they have their course fees covered in some other way. The award is intended to support a student from a disadvantaged or under-represented background and to make it possible for that student to study at Oxford. There is no restriction as to subject and the award is open to Home and Overseas students.
Abelian Scholarship (up to £12,500 available for one year)
An anonymous donor wishes to support either Home or Overseas students with their living costs, if they have their course fees covered in some other way. The award is intended to support a student from a disadvantaged or under-represented background and to make it possible for that student to study at Oxford. There is no restriction to subject and the award is open to Home and Overseas students.
Landymore Graduate Scholarship (up to £8,000 available for one year)
We are extremely grateful for a legacy from an alumna of the College, who wishes to support graduate students in financial need, from Commonwealth countries. There is no restriction as to subject area and is open to new and continuing students.
Ann Kennedy Graduate Scholarship in Law (up to £4,000 available for one year)
We are extremely grateful for contributions from several alumni of the College, who wishes to create this scholarship in recognition of Ann Kennedy (Emeritus Fellow and Law Tutor at LMH). The award is to support students working for one of the highly competitive law degrees (e.g. BCL and MJur). The award is primarily made on academic merit and is open to both Home and Overseas students.
The following awards are restricted to current LMH students and LMH alumni:
Henrietta Jex-Blake Research Scholarship (up to £4,000 available for one year)
The Henrietta Jex-Blake Scholarship is for members of LMH who will have taken an undergraduate degree at LMH and who are registering for their first undergraduate degree at the College. There is no restriction as to field of study. This award will only make a contribution towards for first year of Masters or DPhil funding and is non-renewable. The long-standing purpose of the award is to keep our best undergraduates at LMH!
Warr-Goodman Graduate Scholarship (up to £4,000 available for one year)
The Warr-Goodman Scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit to a current graduate student at LMH. The scholarship is for a graduate student of LMH wo is or will be taking a research degree or a degree with a substantial research component (i.e. in at least the second year of graduate study). There is no restriction as to field of study. Existing research students will be expected to have made substantial progress on their thesis and be on track to complete on time. These awards are designed to help students complete on time and are non-renewable into the Continuation Fee period, although a one year award could be made to a final year Doctoral student. Holders of the Warr-Goodman Scholarship may apply for a second year of funding and will be considered in the competitive field.
Barbara Mills Law Scholarship (up to £7,500 available for one year)
This scholarship is awarded primarily on academic merit to LMH undergraduates (current or former) who go on to read for a BCL, MJur, MSt or DPhil in Law. It is available to continuing graduate students who are already on course and are either continuing a research degree or taking a second degree. Holders of the Barbara Mills Scholarship may apply for a second year of funding and will be considered in the competitive field.
Alison Brading Clinical Studentships (two awards of £1,500)
There are two awards for LMH Undergraduate Pre-Clinical Medical students. These are available to those who are just completing their studies or who have taken a break between Pre-Clinical and Clinical training. The awards are of £1,000 in the first year, with £500 in the final year (for the elective). The goal of this award is to encourage our own Medical students to remain at the College and awarded primarily for academic excellence.
Course fees for graduate students are published as a single figure (in previous years, there were separate figures for university fees and college fees). Course fees will vary according to your programme of study and your fee status. University and college services are included in the course fees you pay and are divided between the University (including your department and/or faculty) and the College.
Course fees are payable for each year of study (i.e. for the duration of your fee liability). Please note that course fees and living costs usually increase annually. Course fees are also payable to the College with the exception of a small number of courses that are delivered by the Saïd Business School and the Department for Continuing Education (they collect fees directly). It is important to note that course fees for the full academic year are payable annually in advance – no later than Week 1 in the term you commence your studies.
Full details of course fees can be found on the University's Fees page below.
Accommodation charges for graduates living in College range from £116 to £163 per week, (figures as of 2020-21) which are due termly. There is no additional charge for water, gas or electricity for on-site College accommodation.
College meals are very popular and considered good value. The College uses a cashless payment system which allows students to top-up their credit and take as many or as few meals in Hall as they like. Graduates students also dine free at the first three formal halls each term (weekly 3-course dinners), after which they are charged at a subsidised rate. This is regardless of whether you live on-site or off-site!
You will also receive an annual free printing allowance of 600 sheets (over which there is a small charge). There is also a small fee for membership of the Middle Common Room (the graduate student body in the college).
See the University website for more information about living costs.