2014 Funding: English Students

The following information is for English students who are intending to commence their studies at Oxford in 2014.

England iconThe tuition fee for one year of undergraduate study for English students studying for their first degree at Oxford from 2014 will be dependent upon a student's household income. Tuition fee reductions are available to students from the lowest income households. Part of the funding for this comes from the National Scholarship Programme.  English students will be able to access a loan for the full amount of their tuition fee from Student Finance England. You do not need to pay this cost upfront. 

Following the announcement in late November that public funding of the National Scholarship Programme has been cut, Oxford has revised its package of tuition fee reductions for 2014. A summary of the revised tuition fee reductions for UK/EU undergraduates starting in 2014 from households with incomes of £25,000 or less can be found below.

Household Income

Annual Tuiton Fee

£0 - £16,000


£16,001 - £20,000


£20,001 - £25,000


£25,001 +




Living costs & support

Student Funding02Please visit our living costs page for an overview of the types of costs you will need to plan for in 2014/15. To meet these costs there is financial support available from both the UK government and the University of Oxford. The level of this support is dependent upon household income, which is usually the combined income of the parents or carers you currently live with.  Students must be financially assessed in their funding application to Student Finance England; the University also uses this figure in allocating its own funding.

Government Funding through Student Finance England

  • All students can receive a basic maintenance loan of £3,610, no matter what their household income. 
  • Students from households with incomes less than £42,620 can receive a student loan plus an additional non-repayable grant from the government.
  • Students from households with incomes less than £25,000 will be entitled to full grant of £3,387; if their household income is between £25,000 and £42,620 they will be entitled to a partial grant of between £3,387 and £50. They can also apply for a maintenance loan.

University & College Funding

In addition to the support available from the government, students in receipt of a maintenance grant will be provided with additional financial support to cover some of the costs associated with living in Oxford, and also enable them to take advantage of the many opportunities Oxford has to offer its students.

Household income

Annual Bursary

Additional start-up bursary
(First year only)

£16,000 or less



£16,001 -  £20,000


start-up bursary
for all students

£20,001 -  £25,000


£25,001 -  £30,000


£30,001 -  £35,000


£35,001 -  £40,000


£40,001 -  £42,620


£42,621 and above

 £0 £0


There are a number of undergraduate scholarships available to UK students including the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship programme. Read more about scholarships.

Your finances at Oxford

As the financial support available is dependent upon household income, please follow the relevant link:

» My household income is less than £16,000

» My household income is between £16,000 and £20,000

» My household income is between £20,000 and £25,000

» My household income is between £25,000 and £42,620

» My household income is more than £42,620 

How to apply

English students apply through Student Finance England for their government funding.

Loan Repayments

Students who take out maintenance loans and tuition loans whilst at University will be expected to start repaying this cost once they have left University and have started earning £21,000 per year. Read more about repayments.

Remember: you do not have to repay university bursaries and government grants