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2016 Oxford support

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 incomeAnnual 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
£42,876 +£0

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.

Moritz-Heyman Scholarships

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.

ScholarshipEligibilityAwardApplication deadline
Hill Foundation ScholarshipRussian 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 ScholarshipPakistani 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 ScholarshipTurkish 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 ScholarshipStudents 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 ScholarshipStudents 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 funding12 noon (UK time) on 17 February 2016
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies ScholarshipUK 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 ScholarshipStudents 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 ScholarshipStudents 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 ScholarshipStudents 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 ProgrammeUK 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.

External Scholarships

ScholarshipEligibilityAwardApplication deadline
The Westheimer Health and Social Care ScholarshipsHelp 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 BursariesAll 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 SchemeStudents studying specific science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.One off bursary of £2,500.16 September 2016