Graduate Scholarship for Ukraine


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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About this opportunity

This scholarship programme will offer financial support to applicants who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. The scholarships are open to nationals of Ukraine who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine, and will provide support for 18 full-time taught master’s students beginning courses at Oxford in the 2023-24 academic year.

The Ukraine graduate scholars will join eligible taught master’s courses in Oxford’s Divisions of Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences, the Medical Sciences, Continuing Education and Social Sciences (for the master’s in Public Policy), and they will receive funding to cover their course fees as well as a grant for living costs.

This scholarship programme is designed to assist Ukraine in ‘building back better’, the aim being that the scholars should be able to return and contribute to the reconstruction of Ukraine with the knowledge and networks gained from their one-year course.

Find more information here.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught


Ukraine schemes

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Up to 18 scholarships are available for applicants to eligible full-time taught master’s courses, who are:

– Nationals of Ukraine, and;
– Who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Others from neighbouring countries who can meet the evidence requirements for having been displaced by the war in Ukraine may also be considered for the scholarships.

Please review the information on the Eligibility page to see the complete list of eligible courses.

Please note: We aim to create an inclusive learning environment that is rich in diversity. We strongly encourage applications from individuals in social groups that are under-represented in this space, including, but not limited to LGBTQI+, gender non-conforming, women, and disabled candidates.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Accommodation
  • Full bursary (study costs and full living costs)
  • Other (see below)

Other support provided

Each scholarship will cover course fees in full in addition to a £10,000 grant towards living expenses. Free accommodation and meals, when the college kitchens are open, will be provided to scholars by the participating colleges.

Additional notes about support provided

The Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH), a project at the University of Oxford, has set up a graduate application support programme, OGASS, which can offer assistance for prospective candidates. Be in touch with RLRH over email for support:

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

Oxford’s Graduate Admissions will contact you to ask you to apply for these scholarships and complete a separate scholarship form if you have:

1. Applied for an eligible course by the relevant November, December or January application deadline for your course and received an offer;

2. Your graduate application indicates that you meet the nationality criterion; and

3. You have ticked the ‘refugee status’ box on the graduate application form.

If you are eligible for these scholarships, you will be considered regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on your graduate application form. However, some of these awards are only tenable at specific colleges and successful applicants will be transferred to the relevant college in order to take up the scholarship if applicable.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider