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Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship


Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship 

Eligibility: Not open to UK nationals or to candidates  who hold a degree from Oxford, or are currently reading for a degree from Oxford. All subjects and programmes admitted by Lincoln are eligible.

Value: The scholarship is offered in conjunction with a Clarendon Fund Award. The joint scholarship covers College Fees, Tuition Fees and a generous living allowance.

Duration:  each year of the tuition fee liability for the course applied for ( subject to satisfactory progress)

The Keith Murray Graduate Scholarships were founded in 1983 by friends of Lord Murray, Rector of Lincoln College from 1944-1953 and subsequently Chairman of the University Grants Committee, to honour his achievements and to commemorate his eightieth birthday.  They are open to graduates from outside the United Kingdom.

Since 2010 the Keith Murray Award Fund and the Clarendon Award Fund of the University of Oxford have collaborated to make possible the award of one fully-funded scholarship, in any subject area, to a student from outside the UK. In practice, successful applicants will first be awarded a Clarendon Scholarship and then be considered for the joint Keith Murray-Clarendon Award.

Applicants should have attained a very high standard in their academic work and be intending to embark upon a course of postgraduate study leading to an advanced degree at the University of Oxford. Whilst intellectual achievement and promise will be a determining factor, the Keith Murray Award Committee is looking for those additional qualities which represent the wider aspects of the life of the College and the University.  The Committee will require evidence of extra-mural activities and/or interests, as well as a capacity to participate in and contribute to the life of the College in general.

The Keith Murray Clarendon Award will cover all University and College tuition fees, and provide a generous personal maintenance grant.  Murray Scholars will be guaranteed accommodation for one year (at the usual College rent)  in one of the College's  three Graduate Centres (Bear Lane,  the  EPA Science Centre, the Dame Louise Johnson Building). Each of these is in the city centre, close to the College.

This Scholarship can only be held at Lincoln College.

Application:  candidates should first make an application to the University of Oxford through the Graduate Admissions website . A further application form for the Keith Murray scholarship should then be sent directly to Lincoln College. The form can be downloaded here from February 2015


Stage 1: Application to the University must be made by the  January 2015 deadline applicable to your subject.

Stage 2: The Keith Murray Scholarship Application form should be returned to Lincoln College by 1st April 2015