2014 Funding: Northern Irish Students

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

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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 Northern Ireland 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.

Household income

Annual Tuition Fee

£0 - £16,000


£16,001 - £20,000


£20,001 - £25,000


£25,001 +


Students from Northern Ireland will be able to access a loan for the full amount of their tuition fee from Student Finance Northern Ireland. 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. Students must be financially assessed in their funding application to Student Finance Northern Ireland; the University also uses this figure in allocating its own funding.

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 +


Students from Northern Ireland will also be entitled to support for living costs from the Northern Ireland Assembly. In order to access more than the basic level of maintenance loan, students should be financially assessed in their funding application to Student Finance Northern Ireland.

Household income

Maintenance loan

Maintenance grant

£0 - £19,203



£19,203 - £30,000

£2,953 - £3,625

£3,475 - £1,215

£30,000 - £41,065

£3,625 - £4,790

£1,215 - £50

£41,065 - £53,035

£4,790 - £3,630


£53,035 +




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

Loan repayments

Students from Northern Ireland who take out maintenance and tuition fee loans whilst at university will be expected to start repaying this cost once they have left university and have started earning £16,365. Read more about repayments.

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