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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

Scholarship Positions

Scholarship Positions provides information on international scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

Scholarship Search

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

The Scholarship Hub

The Scholarship Hub provides a guide to UK scholarships, as well as a search engine for scholarships, grants and bursaries.


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 biomedical sciences, and science and engineering, at selected universities overseas, 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.

Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship

Forktip offers scholarships to female students to support women from around the world to further their education and careers. Two scholarships are available each year. The amount provided is based on the student’s university location. Applications must be submitted by 30 August via the Forktip website.

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

To be considered for a Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, candidates must: have a disability; be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's, master's or DPhil course (or equivalent); be enrolled in a university in Europe; be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field; exemplify leadership and a passion for computer science and technology; and maintain an excellent academic record.

Great Britain China Educational Trust

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

HealthWatch student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols

The HealthWatch student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols is open to medical students and provides a first prize of £500 and runner up prizes of £100. The closing date is normally in June each year.

Indian Department of Higher Education

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

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program

The Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program offers a needs-based scholarship of $1,500 USD and is open to students from all countries.


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 £4,000 per year to study for a full-time degree at any UK university. The deadline for completed submissions is usually in July.

Mexican Embassy

The Mexican Embassy publishes information on scholarships open to Mexican students, including funding offered by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Fund for Human Resources Development (Bank of Mexico).

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Scholarships

The NSHSS offers several academic scholarships and competitions annually to members (to join you must be a top academic achiever from high schools around the world).

Nestpick Scholarships

Nestpick are offering three students who can demonstrate leadership within their community €2,500 each towards their university accommodation costs. Applications close in mid-October.

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:

The Dorset group is offering a travel bursary of £350 to a Dorset based undergraduate in connection with a summer vacation project.

The Hertfordshire group is  offering one or more bursaries of up to £500 to a Hertfordshire based student to provide part funding for projects involving travel, either overseas or in the UK.

The East Kent branch is making several grants of up to £750 to deserving students from East Kent to assist in summer activities relevant to their degree courses.

The East Sussex branch is offering bursaries to students of East Sussex, Brighton or Hove, of up to £300 to support a summer work-related internship.

The Cornwall branch offers several awards of up to £500 to students with strong connections to Cornwall, as well as an award open to all students of up to £500 to undertake a project within Cornwall.

Public Service Commission Scholarships

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

Science Group STEM Bursary Scheme

The Science Group STEM Bursary Scheme aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK. The scheme provides bursaries of £2,500 to students studying specific science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

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 an annual grant of up to £2,500 towards living costs to students with strong academic attainment and sporting achievement and potential. Preference is given to applicants with lower household income. The closing date is normally July each year.

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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