Fees & Funding
The cost of study at Oxford falls into two categories
1. your annual course fee
2. your living expenses in Oxford
While some of the projects we advertise will have their own funding specific to that project, the majority are competition funded. This means that successful applicants will be put forward for funding for the project they have applied to, but they will be in competition with other students for a small number of studentships. If you are not successful in getting a funded studentship, you will still be able to take up your place on the DPhil in Oncology, but you would need to source your own funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
The University offers a variety of scholarship programmes based on academic excellence, to give the brightest applicants from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study.
Please take a look at:
- Fees, Funding and Scholarships
- University Scholarships
- Departmental Scholarships
- Clinical Research Fellowships
Academic Futures is a series of scholarship programmes that will address under-representation and help improve equality, diversity and inclusion in our graduate student body. You simply need to submit your completed application by the 9th December deadline and, if you are eligible, you'll automatically be considered. Please take a look at the website for eligibility criteria and further information.
The deadline for applications for funded scholarships on the DPhil in Oncology to start in October 2023 has now passed. Applications which were received before noon on Friday 9th December 2022 are currently being considered for places on the course (both funded and unfunded). Projects which are filled from this first round of applications will be removed from the website, this will happen in early February. The next application deadline will be at 12.00pm (noon) on Wednesday 1st March 2023. This is for unfunded places only, meaning that, if accepted, you will need to provide your own funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses, either by self-funding or via an external scholarship. If you wish to apply for the course on these terms you are still welcome to contact prospective supervisors to discuss potential projects.
Most scholarships cover the cost of your course fees and also provide a stipend, a monthly allowance to cover your living costs. The typical length of a DPhil or PhD programme is three years. For all DPhil courses within the Medical Sciences Division at Oxford we automatically allow you four years to complete your studies. We only charge tuition fees for three years, so you will not have to pay any additional fees for this extra year, but your funder may only pay a stipend for three years. You will need to think about how you will cover your living costs for the fourth year when deciding how long to take to complete your DPhil. If you receive an offer of funding through the University of Oxford, it will be clearly indicated on your funding letter how many years of stipend you will receive. If you find funding externally, you may wish to ask your funders how many years they will provide a stipend for.