Graduate Scholarships & Prizes

Pembroke is pleased to offer the following graduate scholarships for 2020 entrants on admission. Please note details below are subject to change.

Pembroke College Graduate Access Award

This award will be £5000 per year, and will be awarded to a student who has been offered a place on any graduate course at Pembroke College, based on financial need.

BAME Scholarship in the Humanities in partnership with Pembroke College

Pembroke College will partner with the Humanities Division to offer a fully funded place to a student on a PGT programme in the Humanities

The Pembroke College Alumni Scholarship for English

Pembroke College will offer £4000 for a student on the MSt in English (1830-1914). Additional funding may be available from the English Faculty.

The Pembroke College Alumni Scholarship for Particle Physics

Pembroke College will partner with the sub Department for Particle Physics to provide a fully funded scholarship in the DPhil in Particle Physics.

The Pembroke Blackstone Scholarship in Human Rights Law

Pembroke College will contribute £5000 to a needs based scholarship for a student from sub-Saharan Africa to study for the MPhil in Law in Oxford, with a speciality in Human Rights and Equality Law. 

The Pembroke College Alumni/Cooper Trust Scholarship for the MSt in the Philosophy of Physics

Pembroke College in combination with the Philosophy Faculty will offer a fees-only scholarship for a student  who will start the full-time MSt in the Philosophy of Physics in October 2020.

Oxford-Bendich Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student undertaking a DPhil in any subject starting in October 2020. The scholarship is funded by the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation.  The US-based Foundation supports programs that assist the homeless, advance early childhood education, provide college scholarships, medical care, shelter and nutrition to the needy as well as supporting programs to provide assistance for entry into employment opportunities.  The Foundation is named after Saul Zaentz. Saul Zaentz was a media entrepreneur in the music and film industry. He built the largest independent Jazz record label in the world, Fantasy Records and, through the Saul Zaentz Company, became a prominent independent film producer.  The scholarship is named for Mr Albert (“Al”) Bendich at the request of the Saul Zaentz Foundation Trustees, of whom he was one.  Mr Bendich was general counsel for Fantasy Records and worked in close collaboration with Saul Zaentz for many decades, until his death in 2015.   


Pembroke is also pleased to offer the following awards to on on course graduate students. Please note details below are subject to change.

Crystal Clinical Scholarships

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. 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.

The Collingwood Prize

The Collingwood Prize is an annual prize awarded in recognition of exceptional academic achievement by a graduate student of Pembroke College in memory of Robin George Collingwood who was a Fellow of the College from 1912 to 1935. The Collingwood Prize is awarded at the Trinity Term Collingwood Banquet