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Information about postgraduate study in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford - fees and funding

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Fees and Funding

Your Fees

Studying the MSc by research, fees are payable for up to six terms, with a minimum of three terms in residence. For the DPhil, fees are payable for up to nine terms, with a minimum of six terms in residence.

As well as your tuition fees, you should budget for various living costs including accommodation and meals. Use the fees calculator to calculate how much it will cost to study and live in Oxford.

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Funded studentships

Home students

The Department holds funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support around six research students per year.

There is no separate application form to apply for these awards, but competition is strong. It is unlikely that an award will be allocated to anyone who does not have a first-class honours degree, or equivalent.

All Home applicants for the DPhil will automatically be considered for this funding.

In addition, the Department regularly advertises studentships funded by various partners and sponsors. See a list of current funded studentships.

International students

The University of Oxford offers scholarships and funding for non-Home students. For more details, please see the University's graduate fees and funding page, or go to your country page at the international section of the admissions website.

International students are also considered for the Departmental funding from EPSRC (see Home students section above) but the places are very limited. If you are an international student and want to apply for one of these studentships please contact the supervisor to see whether the flexibility might be available for you. 

Scholarships for MSc Energy Systems

Bseisu-Oxford Scholarship

The Bseisu-Oxford Scholarship is available to graduate students demonstrating exceptional academic merit and/or potential ordinarily resident in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon or Syria, commencing a Masters course of study in Energy Systems at the University’s Department of Engineering Science.

The scholarship covers course fees at the Overseas rate, as well as living costs for one year.

The scholarship receives generous funding from The Bseisu Foundation.

Energy Systems Scholarship

The MSc Energy Systems Scholarship is available to students accepted onto the MSc Energy Systems programme, with preference for female students from developing countries, not already in receipt of a fully-funded scholarship.

This scholarship covers course fees at the Overseas rate, as well as living costs for one year.

How will Brexit affect my application?

The University of Oxford is and intends to remain a thriving, cosmopolitan community of scholars and students united in our commitment to education and research. The UK leaving the European Union will not change this; our students from all across the world are as warmly welcome as ever.

The University of Oxford has published a range of Q&As covering the sort of questions you might have about studying here now that the UK has left the European Union. You'll find answers to many of your questions, as well as details on who to contact to find out more at


Oriel Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

Following a generous gift from an Orielensis, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student focused on artificial intelligence research as part of a DPhil course in either Engineering Science or Computer Science. We look forward to welcoming the recipient of this scholarship in Michaelmas Term 2021.

The Oriel Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence will provide an annual award of £5,000 for up to three years, provided the recipient remains on course at Oriel. College accommodation is available during the first year of the course and by competitive ballot in subsequent years.

Oriel has one of the liveliest MCR communities in Oxford, with regular social events and the well-established ‘Oriel Talks’ presentation series which offers graduate students the opportunity to share their research with the College community. Please visit the MCR website for more information about life as a graduate student at Oriel.

How to Apply

Applicants should make a direct DPhil application to the Department of Engineering Science or Department of Computer Science, following the University’s admissions procedures and course deadlines. Applicants should list Oriel College as their first-choice college and note the Oriel Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence on their application form.

Please note that all applications should go through the University of Oxford online application system and applications should not be made to Oriel College directly.

Financial aid

Financial aid

The University of Oxford offers various forms of financial aid which you may be eligible for. Please note that you must apply for these yourself. The Department cannot do so on your behalf; it has no scholarships, bursaries or teaching assistantships and few other sources of aid beyond those mentioned above.