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MFA Funding

There are over 1000 full graduate scholarships available across the University, and these cover your course and college fees, and provide a grant for living costs.

If you apply by the relevant January deadline, and fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered. 

Information about the full range of funding available (including a search tool to help identify which scholarships you may be eligible for, and any additional application requirements) can be found in the Fees and funding section.


Departmental funding opportunities

The Ruskin is pleased to announce that it offered three Erna Plachte Scholarships, each of £5,000, to MFA students in the 2019-20 academic year. These were competitive among applicants, based upon the quality of the application. All applicants to the MFA are automatically considered for these scholarships.

We also encourage all applicants to pursue as many different funding avenues as possible in case your application for a Plachte award is unsuccessful.

NEON supports the MFA programme at The Ruskin School of Art with a NEON Grant for a Greek national. For more information please visit the link here  http://neon.org.gr/en/creativity/academic-scholarships .


Peel Award: a scholarship of £5,000 is awarded annually by St Edmund Hall to a full-time student on the Master of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art. All those who apply for the programme by the January deadline are considered. For further information please see https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships


Additional funding opportunities may also be offered by your College. College scholarships are included in the funding search tool, with links to further information. 


Funding and Costs

For information on funding and costs please click here


Living costs

In addition to your tuition and college fees, you will need to ensure that you have adequate funds to support your living costs for the duration of your course.

Full information, including a breakdown of likely living costs in Oxford for the 2019-20 academic year for items such as food, accommodation and study costs, is available on our Living costs page.

last edited: March 22nd 2019