Simon and June Li Undergraduate Scholarship

These scholarships have been established by Simon and June Li to provide funding for undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional academic merit who may be prevented from taking up their course of study due to financial circumstances. One scholarship will be available for three or four-year courses in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Am I eligible?

Residency: Applicants must be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries:

Afghanistan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Fiji; Hong Kong SAR; India; Indonesia; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kiribati; (Democratic People’s Republic of) Korea; Kuwait; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Lebanon; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pakistan; Qatar; Republic of Korea; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan Province of China; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Yemen.

Level of study:Undergraduate 
Year of study:New students 
Subject: All three-year or four-year courses in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
College: All colleges
Other criteria:

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The information that you provide in your application form will be used to assess how you meet these criteria.

What does it cover?

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length
Value: Course fees and a grant towards living costs
Number: One scholarship will be awarded for 2023 entry

How do I apply?

  1. Applications for 2023 entry are now closed.  Details on how to apply for 2024 entry will be made available on this page in January 2024.
  2. For 2023 entry applicants who applied by the 8 February 2023 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in April 2023.
  3. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2023.

Further information

  • Scholars will be expected to write an annual report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University.
  • Receipt of the award in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.
  • If you hold an offer for deferred entry for an undergraduate course at Oxford, and you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please apply for the scholarship in January of the year you will start your Oxford course (eg in January 2023 if you hold an offer to start in October 2023). We can only consider applications for undergraduate scholarships once.
  • If you are a UK resident who is pursuing an application to Oxford’s Astrophoria Foundation Year Programme and you’d like to apply for this scholarship to support your undergraduate degree course (after the completion of your Foundation Year), please apply for the scholarship in January of the year you will start your undergraduate degree course (eg in January 2024 if you intend to progress in October 2024).  We will contact all students when enrolled on their Foundation Year to confirm for which scholarships they can apply for their undergraduate course. We can only consider applications for undergraduate scholarships once.