Scholarships for Graduates

Balliol College offers numerous scholarships for graduate study every year. For admission in the academic year 2021/2022 we intend, if there are candidates of sufficient merit, to make the awards listed below. Where appropriate they may be held in conjunction with other awards, particularly those of the University of Oxford such as the Clarendon Fund, and those of the UK Research Councils.

We will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford for our College scholarships, regardless of whether or not you state Balliol as your preferred college on your graduate application form. If we offer you a Balliol scholarship we will also offer you a place at Balliol, which will take the place of any earlier college offer you may have.

There is no separate application process; you simply need to apply for your graduate course by the relevant January deadline (10 or 23 January 2021). Please see available scholarships with eligibility criteria below.

Not all College scholarships are available every year. The following scholarships are offered by the College, but are not expected to be awarded to new students for the 2021/2022 academic year:

  • Brassey Italian Scholarship: Students applying to read for an advanced degree in Modern Languages where the principal language of study is Italian
  • Gregory Kulkes Scholarship: Students applying to read for an advanced degree in Law
  • Hakeem Belo-Osagie Scholarship: Students from Africa (or with a passport from any African country) studying for an advanced degree in any subject
  • Jason Hu Scholarship: Students from Taiwan and China applying to read advanced degrees with no subject restrictions
  • Mark Sadler Scholarship: Students applying to read Mathematics
  • Oxford Economics Scholarship: Students applying to read for the MPhil in Economics with the intention of pursuing the DPhil in Economics
  • Sir John Keegan Scholarship: Students applying to read for an advanced degree in History, with a preference for work in the tradition of military history pioneered by Sir John Keegan
  • JT Hamilton Scholarship: Students applying to read for an advanced degree in Physics