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Apply for The Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships to study at Oxford University

Brief Description

The Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships are available for applicants to full-time or part-time graduate courses in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics and the History Faculty.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the Thatcher Development Programme at Somerville College. The late Lady Thatcher, studied Chemistry at Somerville College Oxford from 1943 to 1946 and received bursary and scholarship support from the College. Lady Thatcher went on to become not only the first woman but also the first scientist to be Prime Minister of the UK, from 1979 to 1990. Following her death in 2013, Somerville College established the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust in her memory. 

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.

Selection is expected to take place in April 2020. 

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