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Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship


Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship 

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 who are accepted for a DPhil programme at the University of Oxford.

Value:  One Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19. The  award will cover the costs of the University and College fees for the normal period of fee liability of the award-holder’s programme, provided that there is no substantial change to to the award-holder’s funding arrangements. Award-holders will be required to make an annual financial declaration showing all sources of funding for the costs of their degree.

Eligibility:  The award is available to support DPhil candidates in the Humanities or Social Sciences who are not UK nationals. Applicants must already hold an offer of a place at the University of Oxford to begin a DPhil programme in Autumn 2018 before submitting an application for this Scholarship. Applicants who have already secured partial funding for their degree course from other funding bodies are welcome to apply. Applications will be assessed on the candidate’s academic excellence and on their potential to make a significant extra-curricular contribution to the life of the College in general, whether in sports, arts, student leadership, community service, or other such field. Evidence of academic achievement will be taken from each applicant’s Oxford University Graduate Application form. Applicants are required to submit a separate personal statement in support of their application for this scholarship, describing their most important extra-curricular activities and ambitions.

Application Procedure:   applicants should submit a copy of the Keith Murray Scholarship Application Form, together with their personal statement, to: The Admissions Office, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR, United Kingdom, or by email to: The deadline for receipt of application is April 16th, 2018. Referees should send their letter of reference to the same address by the same date.

Download: Keith Murray Scholarship Application Form