Provost's Scholarships - Worcester College, Oxford

Scholarship Details

Third year and above, Honours year students


Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident


The Provost´s Scholarships of Worcester College-Oxford is a unique opportunity for talented recent graduates to have the experience of College life in one of the world´s greatest universities. The programme is highly flexible, fully funded, and free from the constraints of formal academic qualification. It is an ideal opportunity to undertake a further year´s study and to enlarge intellectual and global horizons before deciding on a future career. The selection panel will be looking especially for candidates who have the vision and the potential to serve the common good of humankind in future decades, in whatever walk of life.


Students in their final undergraduate year at the Universities of Melbourne, Monash, New South Wales, Sydney and Australian National University, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

This is a fully funded scholarship for study as a Visiting Student during the calendar year January to December 2020.

Options in all Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.

How It Works

The Visiting Student Programme at Worcester College is highly flexible: we will work with you to devise a course of study tailored to your needs. Scholars will arrive in Oxford at the beginning of the calendar year, usually in the year immediately after completing an undergraduate degree in Australia or New Zealand.

Oxford´s terms are short and highly intensive. In each of the first two terms — Hilary (January to March) and Trinity (April to June) — you will take a Major Tutorial weekly for 8 weeks, and a Minor Tutorial fortnightly. Each tutorial will be on a bespoke subject and will involve extensive reading and the writing of weekly/fortnightly essays, which will be discussed in one—on—one tutorials with academic experts in the field. All Humanities and Social Science disciplines are considered, and it is possible to take different tutorials in different fields. The possibilities are extensive, and visiting students often design their own tutorials with professors in Oxford. An indication of the range of possible tutorial courses can be found here.

The summer will provide an opportunity to travel in Britain and Europe, then from September to December (Michaelmas term), the Provost´s Scholars will work on a dissertation or research project, again supervised one to one by an expert tutor. The progression through the year is thus an ideal transition from undergraduate to graduate style work. There are no examinations and no University of Oxford qualification is offered, but Scholars will receive a Diploma from the College attesting that they have completed a year as a Provost´s Scholar.

Interview Dates
  • Sydney, Thursday 6th June 2019
  • Auckland, Wednesday 12th June 2019

Application Closing Date

Applications close 30th April 2019.

Further Information

Please click here for further information and how to apply.

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