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 a limited number of new UK undergraduate students from a low income background. This programme provides additional funding, opportunities to take part in volunteering activities, and the opportunity to access at least one internship during the summer vacations.

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

You do not need to apply. From mid-September each year, eligible new first-year students will be invited to become Moritz-Heyman Scholars. Up to 175 students will be selected in the autumn of 2018. All of the following will be taken into account in selecting students:

  • household income: only UK-resident students from households with incomes of £16,000 or less are eligible (as assessed by their funding agency)
  • rate of participation in higher education in the post code where the student lives
  • socio-economic indicators in the post code where the student lives
  • their school’s average attainment at GCSE and A-level
  • their school's history of sending students to Oxford
  • Care Leavers

All subjects are eligible, but greater weighting is given in the selection process to students studying subjects in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students undertaking a second undergraduate degree are not eligible.

If you are not selected and your household income is below £16,000, you will still be eligible for the Oxford Bursary.

What does the Scholarship cover?

If selected, you will benefit from:

  • Bursaries for each year of your course for living costs
  • 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

What is expected of me as a Moritz-Heyman Scholar?

You must commit to participate in volunteering activities, for example by supporting potential students from low-income groups to apply to Oxford or by visiting schools.  You will be supported in finding suitable opportunities by the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship team and Oxford Hub.

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.

What if I do not wish to take up the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship?

If selected for the Scholarship, you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. If you choose not to participate you will still be eligible for the Oxford Bursary for students from household incomes of £16,000 or less.

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