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Funding and Scholarships

DeepMind Scholarship

One or possibly two DeepMind scholarships will be awarded for students starting on a DPhil in Statistics in the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, from October 2020.

This is a 3 ½ year scholarship, including a stipend of at least £15,009 per annum (pro-rata for year 4), and Course fees at the Home/EU rate.

They are open to individuals who are ordinarily resident in the UK and are from households in areas with traditionally low progression to higher education. The scholarship programme will play a role in enabling Oxford to widen participation in Statistics at postgraduate research level. There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, please submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline for the course. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered for the scholarship. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2020. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

The topics for the scholarship is open, but should relate to the interests of one of the Department’s research areas: Computational Statistics and Machine Learning, Probability, Statistical Genetics and Protein Informatics.    Information on potential supervisors can be found at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to

Applications should be made online at to the DPhil in Statistics.  Applications should include a CV, covering letter, three references and a transcript of your undergraduate degree and subsequent graduate degrees. Applications must arrive by 12 noon on 24 January 2020.


DPhil opportunity – machine learning for climate science

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The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Please also see the University’s Fees, funding and scholarship search for details of other scholarships that may be available.