Scholarships & Funding

At Regent’s Park College, we want to help the best and brightest students to be able to study at the University of Oxford, irrespective of their financial circumstances.  We know that higher education is expensive, especially for postgraduate students whose access to statutory funding is limited, but we are pleased to be able to offer a range of funding opportunities in addition to those available through the University.  The College is always looking for ways to improve the financial support we can offer to students and this page is updated as new funding becomes available, so we encourage prospective and current students to check back occasionally.  All of the grants and scholarships we offer have been made possible by the generosity and vision of trusts and individuals, and the Development Office would love to hear from anyone with an interest in supporting postgraduate study at the University of Oxford and Regent’s Park College, in particular.

 

Prospective applicants with queries about any of the funding opportunities listed on this page are welcome to write to our Academic Administrator, Ms Bailey Thomas (academic.administrator@regents.ox.ac.uk).  Information about annual fee liabilities and other sources of funding available at Oxford, can be found on the University’s website.

 

The Aziz Foundation Scholarship at the University of Oxford

 

In association with Regent’s Park College, the Aziz Foundation is offering a scholarship worth up to £25,000 for a student who is undertaking, or has been accepted for, a Master’s degree in the humanities, arts or social sciences at the University of Oxford.  The scholarship is tenable for the duration of a one-year course, or for one year of a two-year course.  The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body dedicated to supporting the most disadvantaged communities in Britain, and the scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional student actively engaged in British Muslim communities and who would like to pursue a career in public policy to help create a more cohesive Britain.  The holder of the Aziz Scholarship will be given a mentor to support and guide them during and after their studies, and they will undertake short placements with a community or research organisation and a statutory sector agency, to develop their skills in policy work.  The holder of the scholarship is required to be, or to become, a member of Regent’s Park College, Oxford.  In addition to the academic requirements of the University, applicants should: be active within a Muslim community and their wider community, and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a multi-faith and secular environment; be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development and working for good relations through effecting public policy; and be eligible for Home/EU fee status at the University.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials: (i) covering letter, explaining which course the candidate is intending to apply for and, if relevant, its focus/specialism; (ii) current CV (up to 2 pages), detailing qualifications and work history; (iii) statement (up to 1000 words), explaining how the candidate meets the criteria, particularly with regard to community engagement and involvement, and how they hope to use this scholarship for their future work; (iv) copy of the candidate’s University application (it is possible to download this once completed).

Application deadline: 2018 tbc.

Send to: Ms Bailey Thomas, Academic Administrator (academic.administrator@regents.ox.ac.uk).

 

The Pamela Sue Anderson Studentship for the Encouragement of the Place of Women in Philosophy

 

Regent’s Park College is offering a postgraduate studentship worth up to £4000 for a student who is currently engaged in, or has been accepted for, postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.  Reflecting the distinguished contribution to scholarship of the late Professor Anderson (1955-2017), preference will be given to applicants in the fields of feminist philosophy or feminist philosophy of religion, or, failing that and as an absolute requirement, to a person working on philosophy of a kind that encourages the place of women in philosophy.  The studentship will be tenable for as long as the selection committee deems appropriate, subject to the condition that it shall not be tenable beyond the duration of the student’s postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford.  The holder of the scholarship is required to be, or to become, a member of Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials: (i) covering letter, explaining how the candidate’s proposed research relates to the vision of the studentship; (ii) current CV, including the names and contact details of two referees; (iii) research proposal; (iv) writing sample of no more than 5000 words.

Application deadline: Friday 6 April 2018 (noon).

Send to: Ms Bailey Thomas, Academic Administrator (academic.administrator@regents.ox.ac.uk).

 

The Tim Collins Scholarship for the Study of Love in Religion

 

The Project for the Study of Love in Religion is offering a scholarship worth £5000 for a student who either already holds the status of a DPhil student in the University of Oxford, or has been accepted by the University as a Probationary Research Student on the DPhil course.  The intended topic of the thesis must relate in some way to the place or meaning of love in religion, but may otherwise be written in most areas of the humanities, arts, or social sciences.  The scholarship will be awarded for the first year, and is then renewable for up to a further three years, depending on satisfactory progress.  The holder of the scholarship is required to be, or to become, a member of Regent’s Park College, Oxford.  The holder must also be in sympathy with the aims of the Project for the Study of Love in Religion.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials: (i) covering letter, explaining how the thesis relates to the Study of Love in Religion, and an account of your interest in the subject; (ii) current CV, including the names and contact details of two referees; (iii) abstract of the intended thesis.

Application deadline: Friday 19 January 2018.

Send to: Professor Paul S. Fiddes, Project Director (paul.fiddes@regents.ox.ac.uk).