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Ertegun Graduate Scholarship

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Friday, January 8, 2021


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 

Candidates wishing to be considered for funding in the academic year 2020-2021 should be applying to start a new full-time graduate course at Oxford when applications open on 1 September 2020.

Applications to The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme may be made by those in fields covered by the following Faculties: Classics (including classical archaeology); English Language and Literature; Fine Art (DPhil in Contemporary Art History and Theory only), History (including History of Art and the History of Architecture); Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature); Music; Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages); Philosophy; Theology and Religion; and the Film Aesthetics and Women's Studies interdisciplinary courses.

You must ensure you meet the criteria for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Awards may only be offered for students starting a new graduate course. Current graduate students are not eligible to apply for funding for a second or third year of their course.


Application Process: 

The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically mid-January. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
For more information on submitting a graduate application, please see the Graduate Admissions website.

You apply for the scholarship at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. The online application form for October 2021 is available from 1 September 2020, with a 8 January 2021(noon) deadline.  Please refer to the Graduate Admissions website for the most up to date information about deadlines.

Should I apply?
Important information, which can help you determine if the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities is right for you, can be found here:
Additional information on the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help
After reading this website and the official Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme website you should fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend an info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage:

Amount Awarded: 
Tuition and college fees in full, scholars also receive a generous annual grant for living costs.
Number Awarded: 
Around 15

About the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship:
The University of Oxford’s Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities covers tuition and college fees in full, along with a generous annual grant for living costs.

The University seeks candidates who: plan to enlarge their knowledge; have the desire to extend their vision; and seek the opportunity to exchange their ideas. These are core aspects of the mission outlined by the scholarship programme. 

All Ertegun Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full. Scholars also receive a generous annual grant for living costs (the rate for 2020-21 is approximately £15,285), which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford.

Ertegun Scholars also enjoy dedicated use of Ertegun House, which provides space for each Scholar for writing and research, as well as opportunities to participate in social occasions, lively lectures, performances and other activities developed expressly for the Scholars.

1 year program