How to Apply

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 April 2019 at 11:59pm.

You will need the following for your application:

  1. A personal statement (up to 500 words) in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
    In the statement, please describe
    1. your motivation for applying to the Scholars' Institute.
    2. your particular subject matter interests and subspecialty (if known), e.g., sociology with a focus on inequality or economics with a focus on labour economics.
    3. your career aspirations.
  2. Your current CV in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
  3. An official transcript from your undergraduate degree with marks for courses completed to date.
  4. Names and email addresses for two referees who can provide a letter of reference for you.
    At least one of your referees should be your current university advisor, tutor or professor. Your second referee could also be a university advisor/tutor/professor or could be a professional contact who could provide a reference for you (for example a school teacher or employer/line manager).
    Your referees will receive an automated request from our Interfolio system to submit the confidential letter of reference after you have entered their names and email addresses. The deadline for them to provide their reference is Monday 15 April at 11:59pm. We suggest that you let your referees know in advance that a reference will be requested and that it should describe your academic motivations, qualifications, and potential for further study.

How to Apply

To apply online for the Scholars Institute, please click on the Apply Now link below. This will take you to the Interfolio Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register for an account and log in before completing an online application.

Please complete and submit the application form by Monday 15 April 2019 at 11:59pm. This is also the deadline for your referees to complete and submit their references.

The deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application or have other queries, please contact the Nuffield College Academic Office at

For more information on how we use your data, please see our privacy notice for NUSI applicants.

If you are unable to, or prefer not to, use the online Interfolio system, please contact to request a hard-copy application form.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of April. Thank you very much for applying.