Four-year studentships are available funded by UKRI-BBSRC, University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, DTP partner organisations, non-academic partner organisations and various Charitable Trusts. Restrictions on eligibility set by individual funding bodies will apply.

Both home and overseas students applying through the University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University will be considered automatically for one of our prestigious UKRI-BBSRC studentships which covers all course fees for the four year duration of the programme, together with a stipend for living expenses, currently valued at £18,622 for 2023/24. However, please note that an offer of a place on the programme does not automatically guarantee funding. Please also see Fees, funding and scholarship search for details of alternative sources of funding.

Partner scholarships: Specific scholarships are available for students who are planning to undertake research projects involving certain DTP partner organisations (e.g. The Pirbright Institute, Diamond Light Source, INEOS Oxford Institute). Please indicate when applying if you wish to be considered for one of these scholarships.

Scholarships for students from groups that are under-represented at Oxford: Specific scholarships, such as the Academic Futures Scholarships (which includes the Black Academic Futures Scholarships and the Refugee Academic Futures Scholarships) and the Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships, are available for UK-domiciled students who belong to groups that are under-represented at Oxford, or who are eligible for a fee waiver due to socioeconomic circumstances, or who have reported other indicators of disadvantage during the application process. Please note that you will need to check the box to indicate your willingness to disclose this information when you submit your standardised CV to be considered for this funding. More information on the fee waiver can be found here.

EPA-Cephalosporin-Linacre Studentships are funded by the EPA Cephalosporin Trust in association with Linacre College and will provide full scholarships for students in the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP and the EPSRC SABS:R3 CDT. Scholarships will be awarded to students from socio-economic backgrounds that are under-represented in doctoral research. Eligibility will be assessed on the same basis as eligibility to participate in the University of Oxford’s UNIQ+ graduate access internship programme. Therefore, to be eligible for these studentships students should have been previously admitted to, or determined to be eligible for admission to UNIQ+, or meet the criteria for admission for UNIQ+ based on information provided by applicants during the online application process.

Plant Biology, Agriculture and Forestry: For 2023 entry we are inviting applications for the Lorna Casselton Memorial Scholarships for successful applicants studying for a DPhil research degree in any aspect of plant biology, in association with St. Cross College. The Scholarships are open to all applicants and cover the annual cost of the course fee and the standard UKRI stipend for annual living costs. We are also offering the AJ Hosier Scholarship in association with Linacre College for successful applicants studying for a DPhil research degree in agriculture or forestry.