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The costs of study at Oxford fall into two categories: course fees and living expenses. Further up-to-date information on the cost of studying at Oxford can be found on the Fees and funding webpages as well as the Medical Sciences funding webpage.

Course fees are different depending on your fee status. More information about student fee status can be found here.

Some of our graduate students benefit from scholarships for specific research projects. Any departmental or project-specific studentships that may be available will be advertised here.

This programme is participating in Black Academic Futures via the Medical Sciences Division's guarantee of at least 10 places per year across its doctoral programmes for the next four years' intakes of DPhil students.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FULL FUNDING?

If you apply by the December deadline you will automatically be considered for full funding from a number of sources, including the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC, CR-UK, British Heart Foundation, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and numerous charitable sources. Further information on the Medical Sciences Division Graduate School Scholarship Competition, including how applicants are considered for this, can be found here. Please note this is a highly competitive process and we cannot guarantee candidates will receive funding.

SHOULD I APPLY TO OUTSIDE SOURCES?

We strongly advise candidates to apply to explore external sources to fund their studies. There are many external scholarships available with their own application dates and processes. You need to apply for these separately, in addition to applying to Oxford.  There a number of major external scholarships particularly relevant to Medical Sciences applicants.

HOW LIKELY AM I TO GET FULL FUNDING?

Highly-ranked applicants for our research programmes will automatically be considered for full funding for three years. The number of full funding awards that are made varies, with larger programmes making more awards.