Graduate Scholarships & Prizes

Pembroke is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for graduate students. See below for information regarding the value of each scholarship and eligibility requirements.

Please note details below are subject to change.


  • Clarendon-Linked college scholarships are available for graduates with a place for a research degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities divisions

  • As they are linked with the University-administered Clarendon scholarships, no separate application to Pembroke is required.

  • Candidates who are successful in obtaining a Clarendon Scholarship and also a linked Pembroke College graduate scholarship will be notified accordingly.

  • For further information on applying for the Clarendon scholarships, see the University's Clarendon Fund webpage.


  • These scholarships will be offered to graduates successful in gaining a research degree place and RCUK funding from the AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and ESRC for the amount of approximately £3,000 per annum while fee liability is in place. 

  • As they are linked with RCUK awards, no separate application to Pembroke is required.

  • Candidates who are successful in obtaining RCUK funding and also a linked Pembroke College graduate scholarship will be notified accordingly. 

  • For further information about RCUK funding and applying, see the University's Research Council Studentships webpage.


  • The Jose Gregorio Hernandez Award is available for a graduate of Venezuelan nationality undertaking postgraduate study at Oxford University

  • There is a preference for graduates studying Medical or Biological Sciences in research areas related to Pembroke Fellows in the appropriate area.

  • All new graduates eligible for the award and holding an offer of a place both at the University and at Pembroke College will be automatically considered for the award and do not need to submit a separate application. 


  • The Ko Hung Graduate Scholarship will be available for 2018 entry for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland and who are applying for the full-time MSt in Traditional China.

  • There is a preference for graduates with research interests related to the Pembroke Fellow in Chinese.

  • You do not need to select Pembroke College as your preference on the graduate application form. All eligible applicants will be considered, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference. However, successful applicants will be transferred to the relevant college in order to take up the scholarship.


  • The Crystal Clinical Scholarships assist clinical students studying at Pembroke College with the costs associated with their final year elective period.

  • Awards will be made in each year that suitable candidates apply and will depend on the relevance to the course and quality of planning and forethought shown to have been given to the elective project.

  • Scholarship funds will be used for travel and associated expenses. In 2016 the award was worth £450.

  • The scholarship fund has been endowed by Ben Crystal (Law 1998), son of Michael Crystal, QC who lectured in law at Pembroke in the early 1970s, to commemorate the work of his grandfather, Samuel Cyril Crystal, MB, ChB, OBE.

  • Read a report from the 2016 recipient of the Crystal Clinical Scholarship here.


  • Following a generous gift made by Santander, the College is able to offer up to three Santander Scholarships each academic year for graduate students currently on course.

  • The scholarships are worth £5,000 each and are available to students who can demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

  • The scholarships are open to students studying any subject. Students must be resident in one of the Santander countries which include:- Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UK, UAE, Uruguay, USA.

  • An advert will go out to current graduates in Trinity term, calling for applications for the following academic year. 


  • The Collingwood Prize is an annual prize awarded in recognition of exceptional academic achievement by a graduate student of Pembroke College.

  • Robin George Collingwood was a Fellow of the College from 1912 to 1935.

  • Up to two Collingwood Prizes shall be awarded to post-graduate students each year. 

  • The Collingwood Prize is awarded at the Trinity Term Collingwood Banquet