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Lloyds Scholars Programme

Student funding iconThe Lloyds Scholars programme, in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, offers an exciting opportunity to students from lower-income households starting University in 2013. The programme, launched at Oxford in 2012,  is designed to reward outstanding academic performance, provide mentoring and internship opportunities and encourage involvement within the local community. Fifteen awards are available to students starting at Oxford in October 2013.

Applications to the 2013-14 programme are now closed. The 2014-15 programme will open for applications in Summer 2014

Am I eligible?



Fee status: 


Level of study: 


Year of study: 

New students 

Household income:

Students from households with incomes
of £25,000 or less


All colleges and subjects

What does it cover?

  • Additional bursaries to help with living costs and study materials at Oxford
  • Performance-related awards for academic achievement at Oxford
  • End-of-course excellence awards for top scholars
  • Hands-on work experience on paid summer internships
  • Access to and support from a dedicated mentor

How do I apply?

To be eligible to apply, your household income must be £25,000 or less, as assessed by the Student Loans Company (SLC).

To be selected as a Lloyds Scholar, applicants must complete a series of tests, including an online numeracy test, a telephone interview and, if you are successful, attend a Lloyds Banking Group Assessment Centre.

Bursary holders must commit to:

  • Undertaking an internship opportunity over the summer in their penultimate year of study at Oxford
  • Undertaking community volunteering
  • Promoting the Lloyds Scholars programme externally 

If you meet the above criteria and wish to learn more about the Lloyds Scholars Programme, visit

Please note, if you are successful in being selected as a Lloyds Scholar, this will not affect your entitlement to an Oxford Bursary or Oxford Fee Reduction.