Scholarships at the Latin American Centre

Scholarships at the Latin American Centre

The Latin American Centre offers a number of part and full scholarships to attract the very strongest students who would otherwise not be able to come and study in Oxford. These are all highly competitive, and require high quality well-crafted research proposals. With the exception of ESRC studentships, you do not have to apply separately for any of these awards. 


In addition, there are many more university-wide scholarships and external funding options available for study at Oxford (please expand sections below for details). To find out what funding you are eligible for, please use the University ‘Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search Tool’. 

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Latin American Centre Scholarships

Argentine Studies Fund Scholarship

  • For: Nationals or Residents of Argentina
  • Courses: MSc and MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Value: £12,000 (non-renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023

ESRC Masters-to-DPhil Studentships

  • For: UK residents (check ESRC criteria). A Masters-to-DPhil scholarship for students who are committed to pursue doctoral study at Oxford. Applications for ESRC studentships are made via the relevant department
  • Courses: MSc Latin American Studies, MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Value: LAC Tuition Fee + College Fee
  • Deadline to apply:  12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023

OSGA-LAC Scholarship 

  • For: All nationalities
  • Courses: MSc and MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Value: £15,000 (non-renewable). Partial support for course fees
  • Application process: Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for this scholarship. If you have already applied, please email Elvira Ryan ( to express your interest. The scholarship will be allocated on a competitive basis to those who have no other funding opportunities.
  • Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023

Ronaldo Falconer Scholarship

  • For: Residents of Costa Rica
  • Courses: MSc Latin American Studies
  • Value: £12,000 (non-renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023

The William de Segundo Scholarship

  • For: All nationalities
  • Courses: MSc and MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Value: Contribution towards tuition fees
  • Application process: Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for this scholarship. If you have already applied, please email Elvira Ryan ( to express your interest and cc requesting to be considered for the scholarship and explaining how you meet the criteria
  • Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023

St Cross College MPhil Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

St Cross College invites applications for two MPhil Scholarships from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2022-23 for an MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy.

  • Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application in order to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship.
  • Value: The Scholarships each have a value of £5,000 per annum and are each tenable for two years coterminous with college fee liability. The Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only.
  • Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 20 January 2023
  • For more information, please visit: St Cross College

Oxford MESCYT Scholarship


University-wide Scholarships

The University of Oxford offers a mixture of scholarships and awards, with a range of eligibility criteria often including the applicant’s country of origin. 

There are over 1,000 full scholarships available through the University for graduate courses in 2023/24. To find out which scholarships you are eligible for, including those that require additional applications, please visit the University of Oxford's fees and funding pages. Some of the scholarships Latin American Studies applicants are eligible for include the following:

Clarendon Scholarships

  • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses.
  • Eligibility: Academic merit and potential.
  • Application process: No separate application process.
  • Clarendon Scholarships aim to give the most academically-able students not only the life-changing opportunity to study at Oxford, but also the chance to form lasting social, academic and professional networks.

Rhodes Scholarships

  • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses
  • Eligibility: Outstanding candidates with citizenship in one of the Rhodes constituent countries and, since 2018, there are now also two Global Rhodes Scholarships available to outstanding candidates from any country not already with an existing Rhodes scholarship.
  • Application process: Separate application process through the Rhodes Trust - follow link for details.
  • The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

  • Amount: Fees and a contribution towards living expenses.
  • Eligibility: Various by country residency.
  • Application process: Via questionnaire and University of Oxford application form - follow link for details.
  • The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford, combined with a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Pershing Square Scholarship

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering the tuition & living fees for both the Master's degree and the MBA year.

You may want to check the University of Oxford external scholarships webpage for links to external funders. 

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.


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The MPhil Latin American Studies is a twenty-one-month programme which spans six academic terms, plus fieldwork research in Latin America, for up to 3 months, carried out in between the first and second academic year. Students are strongly encouraged to seek funding to cover the expenses of their fieldwork. 

Latin American Centre MPhil Fieldwork Travel Grant

  • For: Current on-course Graduate Students at the Latin American Centre.
  • Courses: MPhil in Latin American Studies.
  • Value: At discretion of fund committee, up to £1,000.
  • Deadline to apply: Thursday of Week 0, Trinity Term.
  • How to apply: Submit a research proposal, budget and a cover letter, together with a letter of support from your supervisor, by email to the LAC Administrator by the deadline. 

Carlos de Sola Wright Memorial Fund

  • For: Current On-Course Graduate Students at Oxford.
  • Courses: Any postgraduate course at Oxford University.
  • Value: At discretion of fund committee.
  • Deadline to apply: Monday of Week 2 in Michaelmas, Hilary or Trinity Term.

Santander Academic Travel Awards

  • For: Current LAC MPhil Students. These awards are to enable students to travel and conduct fieldwork to Santander Network countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and USA). For more information please visit Santander Academic Travel Awards.
  • Deadline to apply: Please see Santander Academic Travel Awards for the latest information.

The David Nicholls Awards

The David Nicholls Memorial Trust is committed to assisting original research about Caribbean societies, and the region at large, and has established several awards in memory of David Nicholls. 

  • For: Original research to be included in the submission of a dissertation or thesis for a postgraduate degree that requires substantive fieldwork in the Caribbean, with a minimum stay of two weeks in the region. 
  • Courses: Postgraduate students attending academic institutions in the UK or in the Caribbean are eligible to apply.
  • Value: Up to £1,500. This award is intended as a contribution towards the applicant’s research expenses such as travel to and subsistence in the Caribbean, and most other costs incurred directly in relation to the research project. The award cannot be used for the purchase of research equipment.
  • Deadline to apply: Annual closing date of 1st April.
  • How to apply: Please visit the David Nicholls Memorial Trust for details.