Student Writing-up Bursaries

Student Writing-up Bursaries

Writing-up Bursaries are aimed at supporting St Antony's students nearing completion of their DPhil with funding for their remaining living costs.

About the
Writing-up Bursaries
Selection criteria How to apply When to apply

About the Writing-up Bursaries

The College is usually able to award a small number of Writing-up Bursaries each term, funded by the Antonian Fund. Each bursary is worth £1,000.

In Trinity term 2016, three bursaries were awarded.

Awards are made on the basis of both academic achievement and financial need. Students may only receive one Writing-up Bursary during the course of their DPhil.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants must be current DPhil students at St Antony's College. Successful applicants are usually in their third or fourth year of study.
  • Preference will be given to students who have self-funded all or most of their course fees and living costs.
  • Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have made a positive contribution to the College community.
  • Preference will be given to students who have already achieved Confirmation of Status or who will shortly achieve this milestone, e.g. a date for the meeting has been sent or work has been sent to assessors.
  • Applicants should be in the final stages of writing up their thesis with the realistic expectation of submitting it by the end of the following term e.g. if you apply in Michaelmas, you should expect to submit your thesis by the end of Hilary. 

Students who have already submitted their thesis are not eligible for a bursary.

How to apply

Applications consist of two parts:

  1. A completed application form (download from the bottom of this page) in which you state your reasons for applying, your progress with your DPhil to date, a summary of your research project, your academic achievements and details of your funding to date and budget for your remaining time.
  2. A reference, sent by email directly from your supervisor to the Deputy Registrar James McBain. It should confirm the date by which you are expected to submit your thesis and comment in reasonable detail on your academic achievements.

When to apply

Applications are accepted every term.

Email your completed application form to James McBain, Deputy Registrar, by 5pm on Monday of 7th week:

  • Monday 21st November 2016 if applying in Michaelmas term 2016
  • Monday 27th February 2017 if applying in Hilary Term 2017
  • Monday 5th June 2017 if applying in Trinity Term 2017

Ensure your reference is sent directly from your supervisor by the same deadline.

Successful applicants will be notified within three weeks of the closing date.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Related Documents: 
File wub_application_form_2016-17.docx