Oxford offers one of the most generous financial support packages available for UK students, providing around £8 million of financial support to undergraduates from lower-income households. Around 1 in 4 UK students currently receives an annual, non-repayable bursary from Oxford. Our ambition is to ensure that no one with outstanding academic potential is deterred from studying here because of their background, personal circumstances, or finances.
Increased financial support for students who need it the most
For those who begin their undergraduate study at Oxford in 2020, we will increase our levels of support* with:
- More students funded by our most generous scholarship scheme than ever before
- If you’re a first-degree, UK-resident undergraduate and your household income is £27,500 or less, you will be eligible for a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship.
- These provide non-repayable bursaries of £4,200 to £5,000 per year, as well as access to funded internships to develop employability skills, volunteering opportunities, and social and community-building events.
- More support for UK students with a household income of up to £42,875
- If you’re a first-degree, UK undergraduate and your household income is £42,875 or less, you will be eligible for a non-repayable Oxford Bursary to help you cover the cost of studying and living in Oxford.
- More support for UK care leavers
- If you’ve been in care for more than 3 months, you will receive a non-repayable support package up to a maximum of £7,200 per year to help with costs during your time at Oxford. Further information about our additional support offered to care leavers can be found here.
- More support for UK estranged students without family support
- As part of Oxford's commitment to helping students who are studying here without family support, a non-repayable support package up to a maximum of £7,200 per year will be available to help with costs during your time at Oxford. Full details of Oxford's commitment to estranged students can be found here.
Find out more
- For more detailed information about Oxford’s undergraduate financial support package, including eligibility, for courses starting in 2020, download this PDF.
- You can also learn more about how Oxford and our colleges further support undergraduates on our Help with the Cost page, including how the University's extensive resources may help to lower your living costs.
- This financial support package will be available for students starting a course in 2020. Current students, and those who will be starting a course in 2019 will continue to receive support through existing financial support arrangements.
*Final confirmation of Oxford’s financial support package by the Office for Students (OfS) is expected in summer 2019.