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Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in Humanities at University of Oxford 2025-2026

Updated: Jun 13

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship

Opening in September this year, Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in Humanities at University of Oxford is prestigious scholarship opportunity for outstanding graduate humanities students who are passionate about humanities studies and want to land an opportunity at university of Oxford. The scholarship is available for both UK and international students and it offers full tuition coverage, a generous living stipend, and exclusive access to Ertegun House.

In this article we provide you with a comprehensive guide about this exciting opportunity to get you prepared once the intake window opens!


Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Overview

Named after the renowned philanthropists Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, who envisioned fostering intellectual dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures, and generations, this scholarship aims to choose the very best students who will realize Mica Ertegun’s mission and become future leaders in their chosen fields.


Ertegun Graduate Scholarship benefits

1). Full Tuition Coverage: The scholarship covers the entire cost of tuition fees for the duration of the graduate program.

2). Generous Living Stipend: Scholars receive an annual grant for living expenses, which was £18,622 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

3). Exclusive Access to Ertegun House: Scholars have access to the world-class study and work environment at Ertegun House, where they can engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and cultural experiences.

4). Specially designed lectures, seminars, concerts, and cultural visits.


Eligible fields of Study

  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Classics (including classical archaeology)

  • English Language and 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

  • Philosophy

  • Theology and Religion

  • Interdisciplinary courses such as Celtic Studies, Comparative Literature & Critical Translation, Medieval Studies, Film Aesthetics, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Digital Scholarship.

The Full list of eligible courses is available on this PDF file


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be applying to a graduate program in the humanities at the University of Oxford.

  • Meet the English language requirements of their chosen course, which generally fall into two categories:

  1. Standard Level: IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each component) or TOEFL overall score of 110 (with at least 25 in each component).

  2. Higher Level: IELTS overall score of 7.5 (with at least 7.0 in each component) or TOEFL overall score of 110 (with at least 25 in each component).


Application procedure

Applications for this scholarship will open in September for the Academic year 2025-2026, you basically need to apply for an eligible humanities program at that time.



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