BP STEM Scholarships
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BP Scholarships

The BP Scholarships are available for undergraduate students starting at Oxford in 2020 who are studying a defined list of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), as well as Economics and Management.

The programme, launched in 2012, focuses on supporting the education and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists by building the skills and knowledge needed to work in the energy industry. Students in receipt of a BP Scholarship will receive £3,000 per annum from their second year of study.

Applications for the 2020/21 programme are now closed


Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:Home/EU and Overseas
Level of study:Undergraduate
Year of study:First year
Subject:STEM subjects (see below), as well as Economics and Management
College:All colleges

Award details

Duration:Normal length of course
Value:£3,000 per annum from their second year
Number:Up to eight awards are available

How do I apply?

To be selected as a BP Scholar, applicants must complete an online application form, a situational judgement questionnaire, short online numerical and verbal tests, and a face-to-face interview with BP. Eligible students will be contacted when applications open and invited to apply.

Other Information

Eligible subjects: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics and Management, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. Please note that students studying a joint honours course not listed cannot apply for the BP Scholarship.

Students will be expected to remain in good academic standing in order to continue receiving the award each year.

As a BP Scholar you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, including a two to three day interactive event designed to help students understand more about the oil and gas industry. You will also receive a fast track to an internship or graduate interview.

Please note, if you are successful in being selected as a BP Scholar this will not affect your entitlement to any Oxford bursaries of which you may be in receipt. However, if students are in receipt of any other external funding, it is their own responsibility to verify with their sponsor if there are any restrictions on their eligibility.

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