MPP Fees, finance, and scholarships


There are three types of expense to budget for when calculating the cost of graduate study:

  • University tuition fee: The 2014/15 course fee for the Master of Public Policy is £32,760
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  • College fee: The college fee covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The annual fee does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee. In 2014/15 the graduate College fees is £2,765.
  • Living costs: The 2014/15 estimated living costs for a graduate student at Oxford are available here

More information is available on the University's page on fees and funding: cost of study.

Financial support

The School is committed to ensuring that outstanding students who require financial assistance have access to a mixture of fully funded scholarships and financial awards.  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, 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.

Find out about scholarships for all graduate places.

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 were the first students to complete their Master of Public Poilcy studies at the Blavatnik School of Government. The vast majority of these students received some form of scholarship or award, and over 50% were in receipt of 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

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, please see below for scholarships and financial awards specifically for MPP candidates:

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.