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Merton College, University of Oxford.

2023-24 Fees: DPhil in Population Health

The elements that you should be aware of when calculating the cost of your studies are the course fee and accommodation and living costs. Fees are payable for up to three years. Students who continue into their fourth year may be charged continuation fees by their college.

Course fees cover academic services and facilities provided to support your studies. They do not cover your accommodation or other living costs. You may have seen separate figures in the past for tuition fees and college fees. We have now combined these into a single figure.

Details of fee levels for the DPhil in Population Health can be found by visiting the University fees and funding website

EU fee status or fees for 2023-24 entrants.

For more information on this, please see the UK government announcement for reference. You may also wish to look at the Oxford and the EU page. This page is updated regularly whenever new information is available.

Full details of fees can be found by visiting the University fees and funding website.

additional costs

The department provides a PC or laptop for all DPhil students for the duration of their studies. If graduate students require an additional PC or laptop, then they are expected to provide their own. No bursaries are available from the department for this; however, a loan laptop may be available if it is not possible for students to provide their own.

2023-24 University and Departmental Scholarships  

The University offers a variety of scholarship programmes based on academic excellence, to give the brightest students from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study.

All applications completed by 12 noon on Friday 9 December 2022 will automatically be considered for all relevant competitive University funding opportunities, including scholarships from NDPH, the MRC, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and other charitable sources. 

All applications submitted before 9 December 2022 will be shortlisted for funding using these criteria.  

The Nuffield Department of Population Health offers a number of competitive scholarships each year to the brightest and most capable DPhil students of any nationality. These scholarships fund the DPhil fees and provide a stipend of not less than £18,000 per year for three years for full-time study and not less than £9,000 per year for six years for part-time study.

St Cross College, jointly with the Nuffield Department of Population Health, offers a Graduate Scholarship in Population Health. The Scholarship is open to all applicants and covers the full cost of the course fee for both Home/ROI and overseas students for three years, together with an annual stipend of £18,000 for living costs.

Doctoral position at Oxford in Population Health within the European Social Science Genetics Network

A DPhil studentship is available for an October 2023 start. This scholarship is part of the European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN) and provides tuition fees and living allowance for three years. Please see studentship information for details of how to apply. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2023.


The INEOS Oxbridge Doctoral Initiative on AMR integrates the expertise and capabilities of two universities that are globally recognised for excellence in health science research. This is funded by the INEOS Oxford Institute, with studentships fully funded for three and a half years (fixed term). There are seven studentships available, to start in October 2023.

Three studentships will be awarded in Oxford (DPhil) and four will be awarded in Cambridge (PhD), but students will be encouraged to train in both universities. This provides the chance to experience the best of both academic environments and their established networks.

For more information, please see the INEOS Oxford Institute website.

external scholarships

DPhil candidates are encouraged to apply for other independent funding sources for which they may be eligible (for example Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, National Institute for Health Research, Commonwealth). A list of potential external scholarships can be found on this page of the University website.

Those who are successful in achieving partial funding for their DPhil studies may also apply for matched funding from the Department of Population Health. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office for more details.

Most fully funded opportunities are only available to students who are about to start a new course. Once you are registered as a student, there are very few substantive scholarships available, so it is vital to explore your options early.