2014 Funding: EU Students

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

Oxford's generous financial support package extends to students from EU countries outside the UK. A generous system of bursaries and reduced tuition fees will be available from the University for students starting in 2014. Students from the EU do not have to pay their tuition fees upfront as they can access a tuition loan from the UK government.

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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.

Tuition fee & support

The tuition fee for one year of undergraduate study for students from the EU (outside the UK) studying for their first degree at Oxford in 2014 will be dependent upon a student's household income. Tuition fee reductions are available to students from the lowest income households.

Household income

Annual Tuition Fee

£0 - £16,000


£16,001 - £20,000


£20,001 - £25,000


£25,001 +


Students from EU countries outside the UK will be able to access a loan for the full amount of their tuition fee from the Student Finance Services Non UK Team. You do not need to pay this cost upfront.

Living costs & support

Please visit our living costs page for an overview of the types of costs you will need to plan for in 2014/15. The University has generous bursaries available to cover some of the costs associated with living in Oxford, and also enable students to take advantage of the many opportunities Oxford has to offer. 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.

The bandings below show the annual bursaries available from Oxford dependent upon household income before tax.

Household income

Annual Bursary

Additional start-up bursary (first year only)

£0 - £16,000



£16,001 - £20,000




£500 additional 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 +


EU students from outside the UK are generally not eligible for government grants and loans to help with the cost of living whilst at University although there are some exceptions. EU students must ensure therefore that they have enough funding for their living costs at Oxford from other sources, and may be asked to provide evidence of this before they take up their place. 

Household income assessment

Students from EU countries outside of the UK must complete a household income assessment via the Student Finance Services Non UK Team in order to be considered for any support from the University. No other household income assessment will be accepted under any circumstances.

Loan repayments

Students who take out tuition fee loans will be expected to start repaying this cost once they have left university and have started earning above a certain amount per year. Read more about repayments.

Remember: you do not have to repay university bursaries