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We can only accept people to study for a DPhil if they have evidence of funding for the duration of their study. On the application form you will be asked how you intend to fund your studies. If you are awaiting a decision from a possible funding body, or if such a body requires a letter of acceptance from the University then you can still apply, but any offer will be conditional on funding being secured. 

Although securing funding is the responsibility of the applicant there are a number of avenues that potential applicants can pursue. See the University website for information about other Graduate Scholarships not based in our Department.

Mabel Churn Scholarship to undertake a three year DPhil in retinal research

We are pleased to invite UK or EU passport holders to apply for the Mabel Churn Scholarship for a three year DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences in any area of retinal research. The Scholarship will cover the annual course fee plus an annual maintenance stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,999 for 2019-20), together with a grant of up to £500 per annum for travel and research expenses, and is tenable for three years conterminous with full fee liability. Applications for the scholarship should be received by St Cross College by the application deadline of Friday 15 March 2019.

In addition to the scholarship application, interested candidates must apply for a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences (course code RD_CU1) via the University of Oxford online application system by the closing date of 12pm on Friday 11 January 2019. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college in their online application in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal in their online application. Applicants should have, or expect to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject.


Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be addressed to graduate@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.

September 2018