External Scholarships

The following scholarships are managed by organisations external to Oxford and therefore they will have different application processes and closing dates. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact the relevant organisation directly.

Scholarship search facilities

Scholarship Positions

Scholarship Positions provides information on international scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

The Scholarship Hub

The Scholarship Hub provides a guide to UK scholarships, as well as a search engine for scholarships, grants and bursaries.


Turn2us has a grants search and benefits calculator which highlights the funding opportunities available to students based on their individual profile.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

UKCISA provides general advice about searching for funding.

External scholarships

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) offer a number of scholarships for students from Singapore studying in the fields of science and technology at selected universities overseas, including Oxford.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ACU administer a number of scholarships for Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK.

British Council Mexico

The British Council Mexico provides details of funding opportunities for Mexican students wishing to study in the UK.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

The Canadian Bureau for International Education offers scholarships for Canadian citizens and residents who wish to study abroad.

The Charles Wallace Trusts

The Charles Wallace Trusts for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma offer grants and fellowships to nationals of these countries towards the costs of education or professional development in the UK.

Ellison scholars

The Ellison scholarships are seeking incoming undergraduate students with an outstanding academic record and demonstration of an ability or potential to use technology to find innovative solutions to humanity’s biggest challenges.
They will collaborate with EIT’s Faculty of Fellows and interdisciplinary teams working on four areas of scientific and technological innovation (health and medical science, food security and sustainable agriculture, climate change and clean energy and government innovation and era of artificial intelligence).

Scholarship awards cover all fees for the duration of studies (tuition fees, programming, living and travel costs), equivalent of paid internship and the possibility of future funding for projects. All subjects in the undergraduate course listing are eligible to apply. Application deadline is 4pm (UK time) on 1 August 2024.

All candidates should apply first to the scholarship programme through the EIT website. Selected candidates will be invited to apply independently to the University of Oxford. For more information, see the Ellison Scholars website.

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Google provide a number of scholarships to students with disabilities who are studying computer science or another closely related subject.

Indian Department of Higher Education

The Indian Department of Higher Education provides funding opportunities for Indian students studying abroad.

King Abdullah Scholarships Program

The King Abdullah Scholarships Program provides opportunities for Saudi citizens to pursue their university education abroad.

Kwok Scholarships

The Kwok Scholarships provide full funding for up to two exceptional Chinese students from Hong Kong or mainland China who intend to serve the public for the benefit of the Hong Kong community and/or betterment of China. Scholars will be selected based on exceptional academic merit, financial need, leadership potential, commitment to improve others' lives and a vision of serving the community with their field of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants reading Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and History and Politics. Applicants to the following full-time courses will also be considered: BA Psychology (Experimental); BA Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics.


Lanekassen is the Norwegian student loan and grant-awarding body which supports Norwegian students to study overseas.

The Leathersellers' Company

The Leathersellers' Company awards grants of up to £5,000 per year to study for a full-time degree at any UK university for care leavers and students with connections to the Leathersellers' Company or Colfe's School.

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations offer a range of grants, scholarships and fellowships throughout the year.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships are part-cost awards for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate study and research in any subject available at Oxford or Cambridge. Indian citizens who are ordinarily resident in India are eligible to apply.

The Oxford & Cambridge Society, Karachi Educational Trust (OCSKET)

The Oxford & Cambridge Society, Karachi Educational Trust (OCSKET) offers scholarships to undergraduate applicants who have received an offer to study at Oxford, Cambridge or an institution in Pakistan and who demonstrate financial need. 

Public Service Commission Scholarships

The Singapore Government offers scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the Public Service.

Royal Television Society Bursary Programme

The Royal Television Society (RTS) offers bursaries of £1,000 per annum to Home undergraduates from lower income households who are intending on pursuing a career in the television industry. Benefits of the bursary include free RTS membership; industry mentoring; access to the latest events and lectures; and numerous networking opportunities. 

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA applications are processed by the same team at Oxford who deal with US loans. Once you have made your application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact the US loans team to have your enrolment confirmed and certified.

Vincent's Club Scholarships and Bursaries

Vincent’s Club provides grants of up to £10,000 to students with strong academic attainment and sporting achievement and potential.

The Westheimer Scholarships

The Westheimer Scholarships provide grants for young asylum seekers undertaking courses in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.