2014 Funding: Welsh Students

The following information is for Welsh 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 Wales studying for their first degree at Oxford from 2014 will be dependent upon a student's household income. Significant reductions are available to students from the lowest income households. All Welsh students are able to access a tuition fee loan of £3,685 and a partial tuition fee grant of up to £5,315 to cover the remaining amount of their tuition fee from Student Finance Wales. You do not need to pay this cost upfront.

Tuition fees for Welsh students from lower income households at Oxford

Household income

Annual Tuition Fee

£0 - £16,000


£16,001 - £20,000


£20,001 - £25,000


£25,001 +



Tuition fee support for all Welsh students from Student Finance Wales

Fee level

Up to £9,000

Tuition fee loan available from Student Finance Wales


Tuition fee grant for remainder of fee from Student Finance Wales

Up to £5,315

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

Household income

Maintenance loan

Maintenance grant

£0 - £18,370



£18,370 - 30,000

£2,622 - £4,153

£5,161 - £2,099

£30,000 - £50,020

£4,153 - £5,202

£2,099 - £50

£50,020 - £57,188

£5,202 - £3,902


£57,188 +



Please note that these figures are subject to approval by the Welsh Government.


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 Wales 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 £21,000 per year. Read more about repayments.

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