Clarendon Fund Scholarships has been bringing outstanding achievers to University of Oxford since 2001. It has widened its doors since then in welcoming scholars from all over the world. By far, the scholarship scheme has empowered 1,600 scholars in achieving their academic goals. Since the University of Oxford welcomed the Clarendon scholars, the university has been attracting and acquiring the best achievers of the globe who immensely contribute to the excellent reputation of the university as a leading, research-intensive academic institution.
The long tradition in helping aspiring individuals with outstanding academic merit has originated from the generous deed of the Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1660- 1667. The Clarendon of Oxford Mr. Edward Hyde, who wrote a famous bookabout the English Civil war of the 17th Century, generated a sum of money from the work. The profits lead the way in the construction of the Clarendon Building on Broad Street, Central Oxford. The building housed Oxford UniversityPress (OUP) which is now the largest university press in the world. The Clarendon Scholarship Fund was realized in honor of the history of the building and its links to the history of the Oxford University. Until the present time, the Oxford University Press is living the values of the past. The core source of funding for the Clarendon scholars comes from the Oxford University Press (OUP). Overtime, OUP has been playing significant role in giving support to the university in terms of research, scholarship and education.
The major scholarship scheme at the UK University of Oxford, annually offers scholarship for approximately 140 students. This is eligible to all degree- bearing courses at graduate level. This scholarship is not offered for post graduate certificate and diploma courses. This is open to all students including international students. Clarendon scholarship will cover full tuition and college fees. Full time courses scholars will receive a generous amount of at least $ 16,173 for living costs for 2017-18. Study support grant will be offered to scholars on a part-time course for their non- fee costs. The scholarship grant is offered for the full period which is to pay tuition fees to the university for the whole length of the scholar’s course.
The student grant is tenable in all subject areas. Student applicants from all around worldwho meets the selection criteria are welcome. Selection of Clarendon scholars is mainly on the basis of outstanding academic merit. This is also open for applicants who apply for a new master’s or DPhil course by January admissions who will automatically be considered Clarendon scholars upon acceptance. Interested applicants must apply on January 8 or 19 to be considered. Further instructions in applying for the Clarendon Fund Scholarship Grant can be found by clicking http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk/.