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Oxford bursaries and fee reductions

The University has generous non-repayable bursaries and tuition fee reductions for full-time Home (UK) and EU students with qualifying household incomes. The type and level of support available in 2016/17 varies depending on when you started your course.

Oxford Bursaries

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student from a lower-income household, you will be eligible to receive an annual non-repayable Oxford Bursary to help with living costs.

The tables below shows the annual bursaries available from Oxford for Home and EU students, dependent upon household income before tax.

Bursaries available to students who started their course in 2016:

Household Income

Annual Oxford Bursary

£16,000 or less£3,700
£16,001 - £20,000£2,700
£20,001 - £22,500£2,500
£22,501 - £25,000£2,200
£25,001 - £27,500£1,700
£27,501 - £30,000£1,400
£30,001 - £32,500£1,100
£32,501 - £35,000£1,000
£35,001 - £37,500£800
£37,501 - £40,000£600
£40,001 - £42,875£200
£42,875+£0

Bursaries available to students who started their course in 2015:

Household Income

Annual Oxford Bursary 

£16,000 or less£4,500
£16,001 - £20,000£3,500
£20,001 - £25,000£3,000
£25,001 - £30,000£2,000
£30,001 - £35,000£1,500
£35,001 - £40,000£1,000
£40,001 - £42,620£500
£42,621 +£0

Bursaries available to students who started their course in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014:

Household Income

Annual Oxford Bursary

£16,000 or less£3,300
£16,001 - £20,000£3,000
£20,001 - £25,000£2,500
£25,001 - £30,000£2,000
£30,001 - £35,000£1,500
£35,001 - £40,000£1,000
£40,001 - £42,620£500
£42,621 +£0

Bursaries available to students who started before 2012:

The Oxford Bursary is available to all Home students paying the £3,465 tuition fee in 2016/17 with a household income before tax of £50,706 or less. EU students who started their course before 2012 are not eligible to receive an Oxford Bursary.

The bandings below show the annual bursaries available from Oxford, dependent upon household income:

Household incomeBursary
£0 - £25,000£3,225
£25,001 - £30,000£3,108 - £2,166
£30,001 - £35,000£1,947 - £1,128
£35,001 - £40,000£1,000 - £750
£40,001 - £50,706£500
£50,706 +£0

Oxford Tuition Fee Reductions

The tuition fee in 2016/17 for full-time Home (UK) and EU students who started their course from 2012 is £9,000.

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student undertaking your first undergraduate degree and you started your course in 2012, 2013 or 2014, the tuition fee for 2016 will be dependent upon your household income, with reductions available from Oxford for students from the lowest income households. Please note that tuition fee reductions are only available to students who started in these years. 

The table below shows tuition fee levels at Oxford, dependent upon household income before tax:

Household income

Tuition fee payable per year

£16,000 or less£6,000
£16,001 - £20,000£7,000
£20,001 - £25,000£8,000
£25,001 +£9,000

You can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of your tuition fee and do not need to pay anything upfront. If you are from Wales, you will also be eligible to receive a partial tuition fee grant from the Welsh Assembly of up to £5,100 regardless of household income.

Eligibility

Courses

You must be studying for your first undergraduate degree, Graduate Entry Medicine or for a PGCE.

Medical Students

Medical Students who started their course from 2012 and before 2012 are eligible to be assessed for an Oxford Bursary in the years during which they are eligible to receive funding from the NHS.

Students in years 5 or 6 of the six year medicine course, or years 2, 3 or 4 of the Graduate Entry Medicine course will be contacted automatically from mid-September 2016 with details of how they will be assessed for a bursary. In the meantime, any questions about the Oxford Bursary scheme should be emailed to the bursary team.

Status

In order to receive a bursary and/or tuition fee reduction you must be entitled to support from the UK government and you must have been financially assessed by your funding agency. You are unlikely to be entitled if:

  • you are a Home student who has completed a previous undergraduate degree and you are undertaking further undergraduate study; or
  • you are from the Isle of Man or Channel Islands, unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government, as you should receive funding from your own government; or
  • you are an overseas student, unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government; or

For those who started their course before 2012 only:

  • you are an EU student, unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government. Please note if you are only entitled to receive a tuition fee loan this does not count as maintenance support and you will not be entitled to an Oxford Bursary.

How do I apply?

There is no separate application process for Oxford’s bursaries and tuition fee reductions as these are based on the household income assessment carried out by your regional funding agency. When you apply for UK government funding you should simply ensure you have given consent for the University to access your household income figure so that Oxford can consider you for this funding.

If you are eligible for a bursary and/or tuition fee reduction you will be notified of your entitlement from mid-September 2016. You must have your financial assessment completed by 20 December 2016 in order to be considered for a tuition fee reduction and by 30 May 2017 to be considered for a bursary.