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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

Postgraduate Search

Postgraduate Search provides information on funding opportunities based on a student’s course and level of study.

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

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 and also provides a list of trusts and charities that offer grants.

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, including Oxford.

The Anglo-Jewish Association

The Anglo-Jewish Association provides assistance to Jewish students in financial need.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ACU administer a number of scholarships for Commonwealth citizens (and those permanently resident in a Commonwealth country) 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.

Cusanuswerk Scholarships

Cusanuswerk Scholarships offer financial support for studies as well as an interdisciplinary education programme which encourages discussion about science and belief, society and the church.

Daiwa Anglo–Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo–Japanese Foundation awards grants to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan.

EDAAD Scholarship Programme

The EDAAD Scholarship Programme offers scholarships for students from the United Arab Emirates.

Fitness Savvy UK Scholarship

The Fitness Savvy UK Scholarship is open to current undergraduates studying Medicine, Biology or Biochemistry. 

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.

Great Britain China Educational Trust

The Great Britain China Educational Trust provides awards for Chinese students studying in the UK through different programmes.

Hidden Pearls Bursaries

Hidden Pearls provide two bursaries of £1,000 per year to British Muslim girls from low-income backgrounds.

Indian Department of Higher Education

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

Lanekassen

Lanekassen is the Norwegian student loan and grant-awarding body which supports Norwegian students studying 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.

Nestpick Scholarships

Nestpick are offering three students who can demonstrate leadership within their community €2,500 each towards their university accommodation costs.

Open Society Foundations

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

Oxford University Alumni Groups

Several University of Oxford Alumni Groups offer bursaries for current students.

This year bursaries were available for students from Cornwall (£250-£500), Dorset (up to £350), East Kent (up to £750), East Sussex (£300) and Hertfordshire (up to £500). Details of future awards will be published on the above link in early 2019.

Public Service Commission Scholarships

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

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 a number of annual awards of up to £3,500 to students with strong academic attainment and sporting achievement and potential. 

The Westheimer Scholarships

The Westheimer Scholarships provide grants ranging from £10,000 to £20,000 for young asylum seekers undertaking courses in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.

The Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)

To be considered for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, candidates must: identify as female; be enrolled or accepted as a full or part-time student on a bachelor's, master's or DPhil level course; be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field; demonstrate a strong academic record; exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in Computer Science.

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