Studying bones and cartilage in the Medical Centre
Credit: Rob Judges. This image comes from Oxford University Images

Crankstart Scholarships

The University has generous scholarships available to help low-income students take up the opportunity to study here. From 2024-entry, all UK resident students commencing their first undergraduate degree with a household income of £32,500 or less will be invited to become Crankstart scholars. This not only provides enhanced funding but other opportunities such as volunteering and summer internships.

I come from a single parent family, and my mum has a chronic illness, as a result of which I’ve been her carer on and off for around 5 years. Money stress was the last thing I needed as I was preparing to come to Oxford … so getting this took a huge weight off my shoulders. Without a doubt, the scholarship was one of the most valuable opportunities I’ve ever been given.


If you are selected, you will benefit from:

  • A non-repayable bursary of up to £5,920 towards your study and living costs for each year of your course
  • Access to support in identifying opportunities for work experience or internships
  • Access to a bursary to support work experience or internships.

Find out more about the Crankstart programme.

Find out more about all our funding support.

Other scholarships

Visit our page on Bursaries and scholarship for more information about other scholarships, go to our scholarship search tool or to the Fees and Funding page. Please note that you cannot apply for our scholarships until you have been offered a place to study here.


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