Financing graduate study

It is essential to have your funding in place before you start your graduate course.  Most of the available scholarships are awarded on admission and it is very unlikely that you would get a major award once you have started on your course.  We have detailed below the scholarships and bursaries support by our generous alumni (former students). There are more sources of graduate scholarship on the University website.

You will automatically be considered for awards that are made jointly by LMH and the relevant department.  If you have accepted a place at another college, you will still be considered for these awards but will be asked to move to LMH to take up that award. 

For on course students, there is also access to small grants for academic expenses, including giving papers at conferences, and a hardship fund for unforeseeable circumstances. In common with 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).

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 2022

LMH Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries for 2022/23

*APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED! We will notify applicants of the outcome directly in due course (around early July). We cannot respond to emails requesting updates on individual applications.

We cannot respond to emails requesting updates on individual applications.

 

LMH is delighted to offer the following scholarships and bursaries for which a direct application to the College is required. Your application will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible.  Only the first scholarship requires a separate individual application.

Please contact the Deputy Academic Registrar if you have any queries about these scholarships. 

 

Awards open to all those holding a graduate offer to study at Oxford:

Valerie Mitchell LMH-WildCRU Graduate Scholarships

Funded through the generosity of LMH alumna, Valerie Mitchell, this award based on academic excellence and the quality of their proposal for an appropriate, innovative high-calibre project. The Scholarships are sufficient to fund the Scholars’ stipend and institutional fees at the rate of Home (UK) students for three years. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford

Applicants should hold an offer for a DPhil in the Department of Zoology, with a supervisor in the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit. 

*Applications have now closed for this scholarship.

 

Awards restricted to LMH Offer Holders only:

MCR 1996 Europe Scholarship Fund (up to £8,000 available for one year)

We are delighted to be offering this graduate scholarship, which provides a one year award for study towards a Master’s degree.  This award is funded by donations from former (1996) LMH graduate students from across Europe (hence the name).  There is no restriction as to field of study. The donors would like the awards are to be made to someone in financial need, but obviously also on academic merit. These awards are not restricted to Home (UK) applicants. This award is not renewable.

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 (UK) 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 (UK) 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 wished 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 (UK) and Overseas students. 

 

The following awards are restricted to current LMH students and LMH alumni only:

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 graduate degree at the College. There are no restrictions 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 who 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 are no restrictions as to field of study. Current 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, but renewal is not automatic.

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, but renewal is not automatic. 

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. 

Anwyl Burton bursaries

Current LMH graduate students, in good academic standing, may apply to be considered for a small financial award from the Anwyl Burton student support fund. Anwyl Burton was an alumna of the College who left a legacy to support students in financial need.  A few small awards will be made primarily on the basis of financial need, where such top-up awards will be effective. These awards will not be sufficient to support a student without substantial other funding in place.

Applications for LMH Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries will be considered by the College and individuals will be advised of the outcome (both successful and unsuccessful) in due course. We cannot respond to queries from individuals requesting updates on the status of their application.

 

Awards at LMH which require no separate application: 

Beer Family Scholarship Fund (£10,000 p.a. available for Master or DPhil in Law) 

Through the generosity of our alumnus Mark Beer OBE and the Law Faculty we are able to offer this graduate scholarship, which provides either a one year award for study towards a Master’s degree or three annual awards towards a DPhil. There is no restriction as to field of study within Law but the donors would like the awards are to be made to someone in financial need, but obviously also on academic merit. The Beer family would be pleased to support someone from the North of England. The candidate will be identified in the gathered field of Law applicants, by the Law Faculty.  If the successful applicant has accepted an offer at another college they will be asked to migrate to LMH to take up the scholarship.

Course Fees

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 via the button below.

Living Costs

(2021/22 rates)

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.