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Supplement (4) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4855. Wednesday, 8 October 2008.

Scholarships and Prizes 2008: Hardship

University Hardship Fund

The Committee on Student Hardship makes awards on the grounds of unforeseeable hardship and may provide help in the form of a grant or loan, depending on the applicant's circumstances. Awards to successful applicants are made on the basis of a comparison of a student's finances for the current academic year with University estimates of finances required. The Committee meets on a termly basis but will not normally consider more than one application per student per year, unless there have been significant changes in that student's circumstances. Awards generally do not exceed £2,000. All matriculated students are eligible to apply to the Committee.

Applicants should collect a form from their college and visit the Hardship Officer at their college before completing the application. The application will need to be supported by both the applicant's college and his/her tutor/supervisor, and it is the college who will return applications on the applicant's behalf.

Deadlines: Monday of fourth week of Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, Friday of second week Trinity Term. All parts of the application form must have been received by Student Funding Services, University Offices, by these dates. The Committee on Student Hardship meets in sixth week in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, and fourth week Trinity Term.

Application forms are available from College Secretaries, College Hardship Officers and Student Funding Services (

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