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. To be considered for any of these scholarships we encourage applicants to apply by the January deadline. 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 to the scholarships listed below, there are many more university-wide scholarships and external funding options available for study at Oxford. These include Clarendon, Rhodes and Chevening scholarships. To find out what funding you are eligible for, please use the University ‘Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search Tool’. 

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:  The deadline for applications is usually January each year

Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship

Ronaldo Falconer Scholarship

  • For: Residents of Costa Rica
  • Courses: MSc Latin American Studies
  • Value: £12,000 (non-renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: 24 January 2020 

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: 24 January 2020

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 2020-2021 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 £4,000 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: TBC
  • For more information and an application form for the MPhil Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, please visit: St Cross College

Fieldwork Travel Grants

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. As a student of the Latin American Centre, students are eligible to apply to one of the following fieldwork funding opportunities:

Espinosa Yglesias Research Center (CEEY) & LAC Programme on social mobility and inequalities in Mexico and Latin America

  • For: Masters and doctorate students in all branches of social science at the University, with preference to those in Latin American Studies
  • Value: Maximum amount of £2,000 (the grant covers transportation and maintenance in Mexico)
  • Deadline to apply: The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2020 (TBC)
  • How to apply: Please submit your application by email to:

A condition for receiving the grant will be the willingness of the grantee to acknowledge the contribution of CEEY to their research, and to publish the results of the research on its website. If you have any further questions, please contact Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (

Information about Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias ( CEEY) here 

Santander Academic Travel Awards

  • For: Current LAC MPhil Students. These awards are to enable students to travel and conduct fieldwork to Sandander 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

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

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.
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