At the OMI we produce cutting-edge research in quantitative finance. We look for innovative ideas to provide new insights into how markets work, and to develop new tools for financial decision making;  see Director’s vision and research overview.


Scholarships for graduate studies

OMI aims at sponsoring students to do research in various fields of quantitative finance. The OMI offers a very limited number of scholarships for graduate study at various departments of the University of Oxford (e.g. Statistics, Information Engineering, Mathematics).


Self-funded students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Application pathways

Applications must be submitted via the University application website.  The OMI cannot accept direct applications, nor can the individual faculty members in the OMI.

The following three Centres for Doctoral Training offer four-year programmes (one taught and DPhil)

StatML at the Department of Statistics, Oxford.

Mathematics of Random Systems at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford and the Mathematical and Computational Finance Group.

Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS), Departments of Engineering Science and Computer Science


DPhil  (PhD)

Statistics, DPhil admissions

Mathematical Institute, DPhil admissions

Information Engineering, DPhil admissions


See also

The Grand Union: Excellence and Innovation in Social Science Research Training


Most faculty have a very limited budget for postgraduate student funding, but some departmental and university funding is available. The OMI itself also offers a small number of funded studentships each year (typically two). Please note that the award of any funding is not decided by individual faculty. Please also note that even if you have your own funding the procedure for application is the same. Acceptance and funding are separated and funding alone will not guarantee acceptance.

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