Fees and financial support
There are three types of expense to budget for when calculating the cost of graduate study:
University tuition fee: The 2013/14 course fee for the Master of Public Policy is £31,500
What does that equate to in your currency?
- College fee: The college fee covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The fee does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee. In 2013/14 the College fees are £2,659.
- Living costs: In 2013/14, the minimum living cost for a graduate student is estimated at around £13,862, not including the costs of travel to and from Oxford.
More information is available on the University's page on fees and funding: cost of study.
The School is committed to ensuring that funding will be available to all outstanding students who require financial assistance. The School is therefore developing an ever-growing set of awards to support students from all regions of the world. Thanks to the generosity of the School's supporters, and in addition to the funding available for all Oxford graduate students and the MPP specific scholarships listed below, the Blavatnik School of Government offers a mixture of fully funded scholarships and fees awards. These awards are conferred on the basis of academic merit and a proven commitment to public service.
Funding for MPP students
A more effective, smarter government is the aspiration of every country in the world. It requires attracting some of the most able and brilliant younger generation into public service, offering them an education which is exciting and global, and ensuring they are part of an outstanding network of peers across the world. To assist with this goal scholarships and awards are important in enabling outstanding individuals, regardless of their background or financial circumstances, to an exciting and plausible pathway to government and public service via the Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme.
Class of 2012
38 scholars from 19 different countries and a range of backgrounds have now started at the Blavatnik School of Government to study on the Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme. The vast majority of students are receiving some form of scholarship or award, and over 50% have full funding.
Where to look
To begin your funding search please visit the Fees, Funding and Scholarship search tool on the University of Oxford website.
Scholarships and awards specifically for MPP students
Please note: Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 have now closed. Applications for 2014-2015 will open on 1 September 2013.
Financial assistance is available for outstanding candidates. Please keep checking this webpage for funding updates throughout the admissions cycle. In addition to the funding available to all Oxford graduate students, below is a list of awards and scholarships specifically for MPP candidates:
These awards represent significant assistance to enable outstanding students to study the Master of Public Policy regardless of their financial circumstances. Further details of these awards are given here
Chevening - Louis-Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarships
These scholarships, specifically for MPP candidates, will provide up to five full scholarships at the Blavatnik School of Government. Applicants are welcome from a wide range of countries. Further details of these scholarships are given here.
The Kounelakis, Zegarac-Pollock Awards
These awards provides assistance to outstanding Master of Public Policy students regardless of their financial circumstances. Further details of these awards are given here
The Oxford - David H. Pollock & Tomislav Zegarac Memorial Scholarships
Two fully-funded scholarships, thanks to a generous benefaction and the Oxford Matched Funding Scheme, are available specifically for MPP candidates. Further details of these scholarships are given here.
University College - Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships
Two fully-funded sholarships in partnership with University College are available specifically for MPP candidates. Further details of these scholarships are given here.
Walter Kwok Scholarships
Up to two fully-funded scholarships are available to Chinese nationals living or returning to Hong Kong. Full details and an application form are available here.
Wadham College - Blavatnik School of Government Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Wadham College and the Blavatnik School of Government have partnered to fund an MPP student on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme in 2013-2014. More details are available here.
Other sources of funding that support MPP study
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Notes: All candidates successfully admitted to the MPP programme will be considered for financial assistance. Awards may be held in conjunction with other scholarships and awards, though the financial value will/may be reduced. Unless specified there is not an application form for these awards and successful candidates will be notified by the Programmes Team.