The following page contains information about Oxford's non-repayable bursaries and scholarship programmes for students starting in October 2016, along with external scholarships that may be available.
Oxford Bursaries for UK/EU students
If you are a 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 amount of bursary you get will depend on your household income:
The bursary support at Oxford has been incredible. It has allowed me to attend University each term knowing that I can attend events without having to worry. It is hard to estimate what life would be like without the bursary money, but I don’t think I’d be able to live life to the full here in the way that I so far have.
Elizabeth, 3rd year
|Household income||Annual 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|
There is no separate application process for Oxford’s bursaries 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 are starting your course in 2016, you will be notified of your entitlement from mid September 2016. You must have your financial assessment completed by May 2017 to be considered for a bursary.
If you are a UK resident and you are from a household with an income of £16,000 or less, you may be eligible for a programme of enhanced support. The Moritz-Heyman Scholarship Programme provides a higher level of funding, opportunities to take part in volunteering activities, and to access at least one internship during the summer vacations.
There is no separate application process for these Scholarships. From mid September 2016, up to 175 new students will be invited to become Moritz-Heyman Scholars. For full details of the Programme including eligibility criteria visit the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship page.
Other Oxford scholarships
There are a small number of centrally administered scholarships available for undergraduates and these are summarised below. For further details of each scheme, click on the name of the scholarship.
|Hill Foundation Scholarship||Russian nationals wishing to study for a second undergraduate degree.||Tuition fees, college fees and an annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Vicky Noon Educational Foundation Oxford Scholarship||Pakistani nationals resident in Pakistan.||Full or partial awards depending on the scholar’s circumstances.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Ahmet Ertegun Memorial Scholarship||Turkish nationals ordinarily resident outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).||Tuition fees, college fees, annual grant towards living costs and one return air fare per year.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|The Bright Oceans Corporation Scholarship||Students ordinarily resident in China (excluding Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions and Macau) studying a subject within the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division.||Tuition fees, college fees and an annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship||Students ordinarily resident in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.||Tuition fees, college fees, an annual grant towards living costs and up to £2,500 internship funding||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship||UK residents from Muslim communities.||Tuition fees and an annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Palgrave Brown Scholarship|
Students must be ordinarily resident in and/or educated in the following countries:
Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Rep.; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia; Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan.
|Annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Palgrave Brown UK Scholarship||Students who have been resident or educated in Norfolk or Suffolk.||Annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Reach Oxford Scholarship||Students from low-income countries.||Tuition fees, college fees, annual grant towards living costs and one return air fare per year.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Simon and June Li Scholarship||Students ordinarily resident in any country except those in the following regions: British Isles, European Union, Norway, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.||Tuition fees, college fees and an annual grant towards living costs.||12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016|
|Lloyds Scholars Programme||UK residents from households with incomes of £25,000 or less.||Additional bursary towards living costs and performance- related awards.||10 June 2016|
Fees, funding and scholarship search
The Fees, funding and scholarship search provides a comprehensive list of awards being offered by the colleges, departments and faculties.
|The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarships||Help for young asylum seekers undertaking courses in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.||Grants ranging from £10,000 to £20,000.||Applications now closed|
|Vincent's Club Scholarships and Bursaries||All students with strong academic attainment and sporting achievement and potential. Preference given to applicants with lower household income.||Annual grant towards living costs of up to £2,500.||8 July 2016|
|Science Group STEM Bursary Scheme||Students studying specific science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.||One off bursary of £2,500.||16 September 2016|