Moritz-Heyman Scholarship | University of Oxford
Students at a Moritz-Heyman welcome event
Students at a Moritz-Heyman welcome event
Credit: John Cairns

Moritz-Heyman Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman, we are able to offer a programme of enhanced support to UK resident students studying for their first undergraduate degree with a household income of £16,000 or less. The Moritz-Heyman Scholarship also provides access to funded internships to develop employability skills, volunteering opportunities and social and community building events.

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

You do not need to apply. From mid-September each year, all students who have been resident in the UK for a period of at least three years (not for the purposes of education), commencing their first undergraduate degree and with a household income of £16,000 or less will be invited to become a Moritz-Heyman Scholar. 

The household income assessment used will be that carried out by your regional funding agency. When you apply for UK government funding you should simply ensure you have given consent for the University to access your household income figure so that Oxford can consider you for the Scholarship.   

What are the benefits of the Scholarship?

As a Moritz-Heyman Scholar you will benefit from:

  • A £3,700 bursary towards your living costs for each year of your course
  • A £3,000 reduction in your fee for each year of your course
  • Access to support in identifying opportunities for work experience or internships
  • Access to a bursary to support work experience or internships

Careers support

You will have tailored access to internship opportunities through the Careers Service and will be fully supported throughout your course in developing your career and preparing for the world of work or further study after your degree at Oxford. You will also have access to bursaries to support internships you choose to undertake during your degree. While completing an internship is not a compulsory part of the scholarship, it is recommended you take advantage of the support and bursaries available.


As a Moritz-Heyman Scholar you will be expected to complete 25 hours of volunteering work each academic year, for example by supporting potential students to apply to Oxford through visiting schools or supporting the local community. There are often a number of outreach opportunities available within the University and colleges, and Oxford Hub are available to provide advice on community volunteering projects both in Oxford and in your local area.

What if I do not wish to be a Moritz-Heyman Scholar?

If you choose not to accept your Moritz-Heyman Scholarship offer you will be assessed for an Oxford Bursary.

How do I obtain further information?

If you require further information on the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship Programme you can contact the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship team at