Scatcherd Scholarships

Am I eligible?
What does it cover?
How do I apply?
How will I know if I've been successful?

The Scatcherd Scholarships are funded by an extremely generous benefaction from the late Mrs Jane Ledig-Rowohlt (nee Scatcherd), widow of the German publisher, Mr Heinrich Ledig-Rowohlt. These awards, set up in 1993, help to build links between Oxford and Europe, and are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit. 

Am I eligible?

All of the Scatcherd Scholarships are made in partnership with awards from one of the UK Research Councils or as a partnership award with the Clarendon Fund. To be eligible for a Scatcherd Scholarship you must therefore have been successful in applying for one of these awards.

This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses. Candidates should be applying to start a new course at Oxford in October 2012. Deferred students are not eligible.

Applicants must be ordinarily resident in a European country (other than the UK and Turkey, but including Russia and all other countries to the west of the Urals).

What does it cover?

When held with a fees-only Research Council studentship, the Scatcherd Scholarships will provide a grant for living expenses (the rate for 2011-12 is £12,300). This provides a fully funded joint scholarship.

When held with a Clarendon Scholarship, the Scatcherd Scholarships will provide a grant for living expenses of £10,000. This provides a fully funded joint scholarship.

Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

There is no need to actively apply, as we will automatically consider those people who are awarded a fees-only Research Council studentship (EU students) or a Clarendon Scholarship.

For information on eligibility criteria for the Research Council Studentships please contact your department directly.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Successful candidates will be notified by email in May 2012. This webpage will be updated to show when all decisions have been made. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

Further information

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