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Jesus College Graduate Scholarships

The Governing Body proposes to award up to ten Graduate Scholarships tenable at this College. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit. Preference may be given to applicants in later years of study. Some account may be taken of the balance between arts and science subjects at the shortlisting stage, but not in making the awards. Please note the scholarships are not awarded on the basis of contribution to general College life or to assist in cases of financial need (those in financial need should consult the Disability & Grants Officer about applying for Hardship Funds).

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from present graduate members of the College. Please note, those eligible should be in the first year of a two-year fee liability course, or taking a one-year fee liability course which will lead to a further three or four year fee liability course (a defined one plus three course), or in the first or second year of a three-year fee liability course, or first, second or third year of a four year fee liability course, e.g. DTC or CDT courses. Part-time students are eligible to apply in years two, three or four of a six to eight year fee liability research course. PGCE, 2nd BM and Second Undergraduate Degree students are not eligible.

How many Scholarships are there?

There will be up to ten Graduate Scholarships awarded. The number awarded will depend on the quality of the applicants.

How much is a Jesus College Graduate Scholarship worth?

These Scholarships will be of the value of £900 per annum (£450 per annum for part-time students). They also carry the entitlement to dine at High Table without charge on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights up to a maximum of eight times in Full Term (weeks 1-8) during the academic year (payment is required for any wine taken). When gowns are required, Scholars are also eligible to wear a Scholar’s Gown (which will be paid for by the College). The scholarships will be tenable in the first instance for one year from 1 October and will be renewable for a period equivalent to the relevant research board award, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar.

How do I apply?

Please send details of your academic CV, the names of two referees, and a brief statement of your course or programme of research (e.g. DPhil, MPhil, MSc(Res)); this statement should be no more than two sides of A4 and should outline your studies or research, setting out your methodology, research aims, etc. Applications should be addressed to the Academic Director and sent by email to the Graduate Administrator. There is no application form. Applicants must arrange for two references to be received by the Graduate Administrator by the closing date. The closing date for applications is noon on the Friday of 3rd Week of Trinity Term and interviews are likely to take place in 7th Week of Trinity Term.