Exeter College Oxford Marshall Scholarship

This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Exeter College, University of Oxford, and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded an Exeter College Oxford Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Exeter College, Oxford, only.

Exeter College, Oxford is a new partner with the Marshall Scholarships for 2018. 

The following information has been provided by Exeter College, Oxford:

Exeter is a small, liberal, friendly, and inclusive academic institution.  It was founded in 1314 by Walter de Stapeldon, government administrator and Bishop of Exeter.  William Petre, a senior government administrator, provided a further substantial endowment in the 1560s and is recognised as the second founder of the College.  The College is located on the corner of Broad Street and Turl Street at the heart of the historic city centre.  Exeter's exquisite Chapel, tranquil Fellows' Garden and terrace overlooking Radcliffe Square are famously beautiful.  In 2017 the College had a very substantial expansion to its facilities when it opened an ambitious additional “third quadrangle” in Walton Street, just a few minutes’ walk from our historic Turl Street site.  We have a community of graduate students who live in Exeter House, about a mile to the south-east of our main site, and nearby the University sports facilities and swimming pool.  The Rector (Head of the College), Professor Sir Rick Trainor, KBE, was educated in Maryland and at Brown University before first crossing the Atlantic to study at Oxford on a Scholarship.

The College’s former students include: Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; Governor Dick Celeste, Director of the Peace Corps, Governor of Ohio, and Ambassador; HE John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana (2001–2009); Sir Sydney Kentridge, KCMG, QC, the distinguished lawyer who worked during the apartheid era in South Africa for Nelson Mandela and for the family of Steve Biko; Sydney Brenner, the Nobel Laureate scientist; Imogen Stubbs, the actress; and Reeta Chakrabati, the BBC broadcast journalist.  The College is the place where its students William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, the pre-Raphaelite artists, met one another, and where J.R.R. Tolkien, the academic and author, was president of the student society and first developed his love of language and fantasy worlds.

Exeter has about 180 graduate students from over 30 countries studying for Masters and Doctorates, alongside approximately 320 undergraduates (more than a fifth of whom come from outside the UK) and 26 visiting undergraduates who come from Williams College, Massachusetts, to spend their Junior Year studying with us.  Our 43 Fellows (academic faculty, who are also Trustees of the College) come from 11 countries and teach and research in a wide range of disciplines.

The College has a strong literary and artistic tradition, with high levels of student participation in student journalism and drama, and a large number of authors amongst our alumni.  It has a rich musical life, with what we think is the best mixed-voice Chapel choir in Oxford. There is a sports ground with its own pavilion, and also a boathouse at the river Thames (Isis) from which our rowing crews train and race: our students enjoy sport within the College, and many excel nationally and internationally in University teams, too.  Uniquely among Oxford colleges, Exeter has its own careers and internships office to help students choose their future careers.  We foster strong links with the outside world through a special seminar programme in College, in which prominent public figures talk to groups of Exeter College students.  We run special events for our students, such as dinners to celebrate Thanksgiving, Burns Night, Diwali, Passover, and Chinese New Year.  We have a very active and inclusive LGBTQ+ Society, supported by students and staff alike.  Exeter is a small, close-knit, community where people look out for each other.

For further information about Exeter College, University of Oxford, please go to: www.exeter.ox.ac.uk