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Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies

Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies


Saïd Business School support for our doctoral students

In almost all cases, DPhil students admitted into our programme receive full funding over four years, which includes tuition fees and a living expenses stipend, however, in order to maximise the overall availability of funding for candidates, the admissions office will identify suitable alternative scholarships and may contact you to ask you to submit funding applications. We also ask that you identify and pursue any other funding opportunities, including external funding.   

Please note that for some scholarships you are required to submit a scholarship essay and/or tick the relevant box in the Funding section of the DPhil application form. 

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships

The University of Oxford, Brunel University and the Open University together form the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), one of 14 DTPs across the UK, providing postgraduate students with high-quality social science research training. Our DPhil in Management Studies sits within the DTP's Management & Finance pathway. See the Grand Union DTP website for full information about the studentships. Full awards and fees-only awards may be given, depending on residential eligibility criteria, and the studentships will be awarded through open competition. Each individual pathway will assess their eligible applications and then nominate their strongest candidates for consideration. A panel then assesses all nominated applicants across the DTP. 

University and college scholarships 

Over 1000 fully-funded scholarships covering fees and a grant for living costs are available for new graduate students from the University, our colleges and supporters. University and college scholarships are advertised through the University's Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search. The Search includes both full and partial scholarships, where the award is worth over £1000.

External scholarships 

The University's External Scholarships page provides a summary of external scholarships as well as a list of useful search facilities, databases and resources. These are managed by organisations external to Oxford so various application processes and deadlines will apply.

Scholarship search

The University, it's colleges and supporters have over 1,100 fully-funded scholarships available for new graduate students in 2019-20.