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Other sources of funding
A number of scholarships are available from external organisations. As these are not managed by the University of Oxford each have their own application processes and the closing dates are often different from the university's application deadlines. You should therefore contact the relevant organisation directly to make enquiries about submitting an application for such awards. View list of external scholarships
US Federal loans
US Federal student loans for undergraduates are administered centrally by the Graduate Admissions and Funding team. The University of Oxford is eligible to certify loan applications for the Direct Loan Program. Further details including advice on how to apply is available in our US Federal loans section.
Loan funding is dependent on your country of residence, as it is
often linked to government or state-run schemes but you could also look
into the possibility of private education loans. Overseas student should
banks rarely lend funds to non-UK residents, so you will need to
approach lending institutions in your home country. Wherever possible,
apply for lower interest government or subsidised
loans first, but you should be aware that some loan programmes may
have a limit on the amount of funding they can provide which might not
be enough to fund your whole course
We are aware of a small number of education-specific loan schemes which are listed below by region:
UK / EU students
Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)
These loans are provided by Barclays Bank and the Co-operative Bank, with the interest paid by the Learning and Skills Council for two years whilst you are undertaking your course. Loans are between £300 and £10,000 and can cover fees and living costs, with fees payable directly to your College. Students undertaking a second undergraduate degree may be eligible for funding but it is unlikely those on their first degree will be able to access PCDL. For more information visit the Directgov website or call 0800 585 505.
Canadian students may be eligible for support through two different government student loan programmes:
The federal programme, called the Canada Student Loans Program
Provincial and territorial programmes. In four provinces (Ontario; Saskatchewan; Newfoundland and Labrador; New Brunswick), provincial-federal loan programmes are integrated. You apply to only one agency in your province of residence and the loan management and repayment will be through the National Student Loans Service Centre. All remaining provinces and territories, with the exception of Yukon, offer stand-alone loan programmes. Students apply to one agency to receive their student financial assistance, but will receive and manage two separate loans. To learn more about the programmes go to the CanLearn website.
If you take out a loan through one of these programmes and need to have enrolment forms and tuition fee confirmations completed, the team which deals with US Loans also handles Canadian loan and tax queries. Please contact them on email@example.com
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