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External Scholarships

The following scholarships are managed by organisations external to Oxford and therefore they will have different application processes and closing dates. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact the relevant organisation directly.

Scholarship search facilities

Scholarship Positions

Scholarship Positions provides information on international scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

Scholarship Search

Scholarship Search provides information on funding opportunities based on a student’s course and level of study.

The Scholarship Hub

The Scholarship Hub provides a guide to UK scholarships, as well as a search engine for scholarships, grants and bursaries.

Turn2us

Turn2us has a grants search and benefits calculator which highlights the funding opportunities available to students based on their individual profile.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

UKCISA provides general advice about searching for funding and also provides a list of trusts and charities that offer grants.

External scholarships

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) offer a number of scholarships for students from Singapore studying in the fields of biomedical sciences, and science and engineering, at selected universities overseas, including Oxford.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ACU administer a number of scholarships for Commonwealth citizens (and those permanently resident in a Commonwealth country) to study in the UK.

British Council Mexico

The British Council Mexico provides details of funding opportunities for Mexican students wishing to study in the UK.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

The Canadian Bureau for International Education offers scholarships for Canadian citizens and residents who wish to study abroad.

The Charles Wallace Trusts

The Charles Wallace Trusts for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma offer grants and fellowships to nationals of these countries towards the costs of education or professional development in the UK.

Cusanuswerk Scholarships

Cusanuswerk Scholarships offer financial support for studies as well as an interdisciplinary education programme which encourages discussion about science and belief, society and the church.

EDAAD Scholarship Programme

The EDAAD Scholarship Programme offers scholarships for students from the United Arab Emirates.

Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship

Forktip offers scholarships to female students to support women from around the world to further their education and careers. Two scholarships are available each year. The amount provided is based on the student’s university location. Applications must be submitted by 30 August via the Forktip website.

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

To be considered for a Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, candidates must: have a disability; be enrolled or accepted on a full-time bachelor's, master's or DPhil course (or equivalent);  be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field; exemplify leadership and a passion for computer science and technology and maintain an excellent academic record.

Indian Department of Higher Education

The Indian Department of Higher Education provides funding opportunities for Indian students studying abroad.

King Abdullah Scholarships Program

The King Abdullah Scholarships Program provides opportunities for Saudi citizens to pursue their university education abroad.

Kwok Scholarships

Established by the Kwok Scholars Association, founded by Dr. Walter Kwok, the Kwok Scholarships provide funding to cover University fees, College fees and living costs for two exceptional students who have been offered a place to study Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) or another Social Sciences undergraduate degree subject related to public service. Students must be from Hong Kong and/or mainland China and be intending to return to Hong Kong or China on completion of their studies, to develop a career in public service for the benefit of the Hong Kong community and/or betterment of China. The application deadline is normally the end of January.

Lanekassen

Lanekassen is the Norwegian student loan and grant-awarding body which supports Norwegian students to study overseas.

The Leathersellers' Company

The Leathersellers' Company awards grants of up to £4,000 per year to study for a full-time degree at any UK university. The deadline for completed submissions is usually in July.

Mexican Embassy

The Mexican Embassy publishes information on scholarships open to Mexican students, including funding offered by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Fund for Human Resources Development (Bank of Mexico).

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Scholarships

The NSHSS offers several academic scholarships and competitions annually to members (to join you must be a top academic achiever from high schools around the world).

Nestpick Scholarships

Nestpick are offering three students who can demonstrate leadership within their community €2,500 each towards their university accommodation costs. Applications close in mid-October.

OCSI Scholarships

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships offer partial funding for undergraduate, second undergraduate and graduate students who are ordinarily resident in India, for study and research in any subject offered at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.  

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations offer a range of grants, scholarships and fellowships throughout the year.

Public Service Commission Scholarships

The Singapore Government offers scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in Civil Service.

Royal Television Society Bursary Programme

The Royal Television Society (RTS) offers bursaries of £1,000 per annum to undergraduates from lower income households who are intending on pursuing a career in the television industry. Applicants must be studying Computer Science or Engineering Science and must have a Home fee status. Benefits of the bursary include: industry mentoring and placement opportunities, free membership of the RTS and affiliate membership of The Hospital Club. 

Science Group STEM Bursary Scheme

The Science Group STEM Bursary Scheme aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK. The scheme provides bursaries of £2,500 to students studying specific science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA applications are processed by the same team at Oxford who deal with US loans. Once you have made your application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact the US loans team to have your enrolment confirmed and certified.

Vincent's Club Scholarships and Bursaries

Vincent’s Club provides an annual grant of up to £2,500 towards living costs to students with strong academic attainment and sporting achievement and potential. Preference is given to applicants with lower household income. The closing date is normally July each year.

The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarships

The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarships provide grants ranging from £10,000 to £20,000 for young asylum seekers undertaking courses in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.

The Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)

To be considered for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, candidates must: identify as female; be enrolled or accepted as a full or part-time student on a bachelor's, master's or DPhil level course; be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field; demonstrate a strong academic record; exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in Computer Science.