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Merton College, University of Oxford.

2024-25 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 2024-25 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.

2024-25 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 1 December 2023 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 1 December 2023 will be shortlisted for funding using these criteria.  

Oxford 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 £20,000 per year for three years for full-time study and not less than £10,000 per year for six years for part-time study.

To enable UK students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a postgraduate degree in population health, Oxford Population Health has set up a studentship to provide full financial support to a talented Home applicant from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background each year. This studentship will cover the course fee for three years and provide a stipend of not less than £20,000 per year for three years.

external scholarships

DPhil candidates are encouraged to apply for other independent funding sources for which they may be eligible (for example Wellcome, British Heart Foundation, National Institute for Health and Care 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 Oxford 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.