Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities is a scholarship initiative funded in collaboration with Oxford University to propel people to engage in humanities research internationally thereby attracting students with proven outstanding academics performances, academic researchers and students from all over the world.

Ertegun Graduates Programme in the humanities presents students with golden opportunity to undertake their studied and research in a stimulating, challenging and highly rewarding intellectual environment.

About Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme In the Humanities

Host institution:                          Oxford University

Host Country:                             United Kingdom

Target group:                            International Students

Deadline:                                   Application commences September, 2021

Field of Study:                           

  • Classical Archaeology);
  • English Language
  • Literature;
  • Fine Art
  • (DPhil in Contemporary Art History and Theory only)
  • History (including History of Art and the History of Architecture)
  • Linguistics
  • Philology and
  • Phonetics
  • Medieval and
  • Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature)
  • Music
  • Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages)
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religion; and the
  • Film Aesthetics and
  • Women’s Studies interdisciplinary courses.

Level of Study:                   DPhil

Duration:                           student’s Fee Liability for the agreed course

You can also apply for the following scholarships opportunities 

University Of Western Australia PhD Scholarships 2021/2022 Global Excellence Awards

Cambridge University MBA Scholarship 2021/2022 Fully Funded By Boustany Foundation

China Scholarship Council Program 2021/2022 At University of Oxford In Uk.

Scholarship Value

The Ertegun Scholarships will cover course fees in full. Selected students will receive a generous annual grant for living costs (the rate for 2021-22 is £15,609), which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford University. 

Ertegun Scholars will also enjoy dedicated use of Ertegun House, which provides space for each Scholar for writing and research, as well as opportunities to participate in social occasions, lively lectures, performances and other activities developed expressly for the Scholars.

Eligibility Criteria For Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship

Please note that the competition for the academic year 2021-22 is now closed. The new round of applications will open in September 2021. Candidates for the scholarship must be applying to study for a new graduate course at Oxford in 2022-23.

You must ensure you meet the criteria for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Awards may only be offered for students starting a new graduate course. Current graduate students are not eligible to apply for funding for a second or third year of their course.

Selection Process

Ertegun Scholars are selected in a highly competitive process by an Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee made up of the Head of Oxford’s Humanities Division and one representative from each of the eligible faculties, acting in consultation with the Board of Ertegun Overseers.

All successful candidates will be notified by email. If you do not hear from us, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

Application Process

Students/Scholars should apply for the scholarship at the same time as they apply for Oxford by selecting ‘Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities’ in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form. The online application form for October 2021 is available from 1 September 2020, with 8 January 2021 (noon) deadline. Some courses managed by the Social Sciences Division are also eligible. These have a later deadline of 22 January 2021. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions website for the most up to date information about deadlines.

For more information on submitting a graduate application, please see thGraduate Admissions website.

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme In The Humanities 2021/2022 At Oxford University

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme In The Humanities 2021/2022 At Oxford University

Important information About Ertegun Scholarship at Oxford University

Humanities Division offers taught graduate and research degree in a  wide range of subjects. Some of these subjects are relatively new and many cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Others are areas of academic research that have long been recognised as of central importance, and they include some that few other universities are still able to support. In every case our objective is to sustain and to teach the highest standards of scholarship.

Oxford is immensely proud to be able to offer the Ertegun Scholarships in the Humanities. The University has one goal in mind when selecting Ertegun Scholars: to choose the very best students who will realise Mica Ertegun’s Mission and one day become leaders in their chosen fields.

These are highly competitive scholarships with over 1,500 applicants for around 15 awards each year, with an average 1.5% success rate for Masters candidates and 1.3% for Doctoral candidates.

Contact Us

Our graduate prospectus is available online at:

Graduate Admissions and Funding University Offices,
Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270059
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 270049