The Ertegun Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities provide full support to students pursuing one-year and two-year full-time master’s degree courses in the humanities at the University of Oxford. Applicants must propose graduate study in a field covered by the following faculties at Oxford: Classics (including Classical archeology); English Language and Literature; History (including the history of art and the history of architecture); Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literatures); Music; Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages); Philosophy; and Theology.
Each scholarship provides payment of its recipient’s University and College fees plus a living stipend of approximately £13,500. Scholars also enjoy dedicated use of Ertegun House, which provides space for each scholar for writing and research as well as opportunities to participate in social and cultural events.
Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford and must meet the requirements for entry to their particular course of study. There are no citizenship restrictions. Current graduate students are not eligible.
Candidates apply for the Ertegun Scholarship at the same time as they apply for admission to Oxford, selecting the scholarship by name in the funding section of Oxford’s graduate application form.
While the main selection criterion for the Ertegun Scholarships is academic distinction, the program consciously seeks to support an “exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures, and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders—not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.”