Household income and Oxford financial support holders | University of Oxford

Household income and Oxford financial support holders

The table below shows the total number of enrolled students who commenced study in October 2015 by residual household income band.

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

Around one in four UK/EU students receive an Oxford Bursary.

Students from the lowest-income households receive an Oxford Bursary of £4,500 for each year of their studies – totalling £13,500 over three years. In addition, the most disadvantaged students from this group are selected to receive a package of enhanced support, as part of the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship Programme, totalling £7,500 for each year of their course – a total of £22,500 over three years.

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

Enrolled students by residual household income band, 2015 entry

Household incomeNumber of students% of total enrolled students
< £16,0002338.8
£16,000 - £25,0001274.8
£25,000 - £42,6212057.8
Total enrolled students2637100.0

  • These are in-year figures and are expected to rise by the end of the academic year (June 2016). 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.
  • Those with a household income of exactly £16,000 or exactly £25,000 fall into the £16,000 - £25,000 bracket.
  • 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.