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2019-20 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.

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

additional costs

The department provides a PC for all DPhil students for the duration of their studies. If graduate students require an additional 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.

2019-20 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 11th January 2019 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.    

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.

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 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.