Scholarships, Studentships, Bursaries and Awards

There are many different forms of support available for graduate students at the School of Archaeology.  Some of these are administered by the University, others by Colleges and some by the School itself.


Oxford Wolfson Marriott and the School of Archaeology Graduate Scholarship

The School of Archaeology is offering jointly with Wolfson College a fully-funded three-year graduate scholarship for a DPhil in Archaeology to be held at the University of Oxford from the beginning of the academic year 2014-2015. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates who are applying for entry to the Department in October 2014, or from existing students applying to commence a DPhil in the Department. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. 

The Scholarship is open to home or EU students and will cover their full costs including the University composition fee, the College fee, and maintenance costs at the current UK Research Council rate. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College and will be offered a room in College accommodation (at the current rent) for the first year of their course (see Wolfson Accommodation pages) and is eligible to apply for accommodation in subsequent years. More information about Wolfson College can be found on its website (http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/).

There is no separate application process. Applications for both the School of Archaeology should be made using the main University graduate application form and with payment of an application fee of £50. The application form, all supporting materials required for the DPhil programme (including references) and payment must be submitted by the University January 2014 application deadline. To access the application form and application guide, please visit the online prospectus at www.ox.ac.uk/graduate/apply. Applications should normally be made online. If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form.


Oxford Centre for Asian Archaeology, Art and Culture

Doctoral Studentships

The School of Archaeology invites applications for a funded studentship for students intending to study for a DPhil is the area of early Chinese Archaeology under the supervision of Professor Jessica Rawson.

Applicants may propose research projects in the period Shang to Tang dynasty. Students may also choose to undertake projects in areas that link with a Leverhulme Trust funded project in the School: China and Inner Asia (c.1000-200BC): Interactions that changed China. Three graduate students are already working within the scheme.

The studentship is open to applicants from Mainland China. University and College fees for three years will be funded and support for accommodation and living will be also offered. The University and College fees are payable for three years of a DPhil programme with an lower extension fee for the fourth year. The funds for living and accommodation will be provided for four years. 

The studentship will be held at Merton College

Candidates should have a first degree in either archaeology or anthropology, or history, with a Master’s Degree in similar fields.

Applicants should notify Professor Jessica Rawson (jessica.rawson@merton.ox.ac.uk) as soon as possible of their intention to apply, providing email and postal addresses.

Applications for both the School of Archaeology and the studentships should be made using the main University graduate application form and with payment of an application fee of £50. The application form, all supporting materials required for the DPhil programme (including references) and payment must be submitted by the University January 2014 application deadline. To access the application form and application guide, please visit the online prospectus at www.ox.ac.uk/graduate/apply. On the application form, in the section headed ‘Departmental Studentship Applications’, you must indicate that you are applying for the China Studentship [ARCH].