Fees and Funding


The costs of study at Oxford fall into three categories: University fees, College fees and living expenses. Visit the University of Oxford Fees and Funding web pages for up-to-date information on the cost of study at Oxford.

It is also important to consider other costs you might incur as part of your application, for example to obtain a visa or cover language tests. Information about visa and immigration requirements for international students can be found on the University of Oxford Visa & immigration site. For English language requirements please refer to the individual course's web page. 


A range of studentships are available for MSc (taught) and DPhil students. The department does not provide funding for MSc by Research (MRes) study. Applicants offered a place will be automatically considered to compete for the funding for which they are eligible, provided their application has been made by 12 noon, Monday 8 January 2018 (UK time). No additional application is needed. Due to their limited number, funded studentships are highly competitive, and are awarded in order of merit to the applicants who ranked top as part of our admissions process.

MSc studentships

Full and partial awards are available to support successful taught MSc applicants. To be considered to compete for these, prospective students must apply to their chosen graduate course by 12 noon on Monday 8 January 2018 (UK time).

The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology offers a small number of MSc in Radiation Biology Bursaries each year, which include payment of university and college fees (home/EU rate) and a stipend of not less than £12,000 for one year. All applicants are automatically considered for this funding.

Frost Scholarship Programme

The Frost Scholarship Programme provides full scholarships to graduates from the State University System of Florida (known as ‘SUSF’) to study at Oxford. Ten scholarships will be available each year from 2015-2020 and the first scholars began their studies in October 2015. Full eligibility criteria and other details about the scholarship are available from the Frost Scholarship Programme page.

DPhil studentships

Full and partial awards are available to support successful applicants to our DPhil courses. To be considered to compete for these, prospective students must apply to their chosen graduate course by 12 noon on Monday 8 January 2018 (UK time).

The Department of Oncology is recruiting DPhil students across our spectrum of interests. We have two funding schemes as follows:

  1. CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology Studentships

A small number of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Medical Research Council (MRC) funded studentships are available in the research fields of radiation oncology, radiation biology, chemistry and (medical) physics. These projects are supervised by members of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology.

  1. Department of Oncology Prize Studentships

Studentships are available across the spectrum of departmental research which covers all projects listed. We seek to identify outstanding students and will work with them to secure funding from a range of funding sources. However, our graduate admissions round is highly competitive and with limited funding available we are unable to offer a funded studentship to all good applicants that apply. For a full list of projects, please visit the DPhil (PhD) Programme web page. 

Further information about studentships, including external funding

For further information, including external funding, please visit the University Fees and Funding pages.

Funding for clinicians

Many of the clinicians studying with us are funded through Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTF) from a range of sources, including the CRUK Oxford Centre and the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology. Applications for CRTFs are made separately (see our Current Vacancies page), but your prospective supervisor will be happy to provide advice on the opportunities that may be available and how to make a successful application. In line with the normal duration of CRTFs, clinical projects are usually structured for completion in three years.

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