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Household income

The table below shows the total number of enrolled students who commenced study in October 2018 by residual household income band.

Oxford has one of the most generous financial support packages for students from the lowest-income band of any university in the country.

Around one in four UK students receives an Oxford Bursary or a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship.

UK resident students studying for their first undergraduate degree and from a household with an income of £16,000 or less are eligible for our Moritz-Heyman Scholarship Programme. Moritz-Heyman Scholars who commenced their studies in October 2018 receive financial support totalling £6,700 for each year of their course - a total of £20,100 over three years.

Students who commenced study in October 2018 from the lowest-income households who are not in receipt of a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship receive an Oxford Bursary of up to £3,700 for each year of their studies – totalling up to £11,100 over three years. 

The financial support Oxford provides is in addition to the government support available.

Enrolled students by residual household income band, 2018 entry

Household incomeNumber of students% of total enrolled students
< £16,0002499.7
£16,000 - £25,0001204.7
£25,000 - £42,8752168.4
Total enrolled students2576100.0

  • These are in-year figures from April 2019 and are expected to rise by the end of the academic year (June 2019). This is because household income figures are received on a rolling basis from the Student Loans Company.
  • Bursaries can be approved throughout the academic year.
  • The figures above include all UK students eligible for financial support from Oxford. This includes undergraduates and graduate entry medicine students.
  • Residual income is based on gross household income (before tax and National Insurance) minus certain allowable deductions. These can include pension payments, which are eligible for certain specified tax relief, and allowances for other dependent children.
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