The Bursaries have been created through a generous donation from the John Hicks Foundation.
Sir John Hicks, the first Briton to receive the Nobel Prize for Economics (in 1972), was Drummond Professor of Political Economy (1952-65) and Fellow of All Souls College (1952-88). He was one of the most important economists of the twentieth century, with an exceptionally wide ranging and lasting legacy in the discipline of economics.
There are up to five awards valued at £1,000 and these are awarded for one year only.
Students must fulfil all the criteria below in order to be considered:
- students must be studying for their first undergraduate degree, on one of the following courses: Philosophy, Politics and Economics; History and Economics; Economics and Management
- students must be entering their second year of study in 2017/18
- students must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or another member state of the European Union
- students must be in receipt of the Oxford Bursary in 2017/18 or have a household income below £42,875
- awards will be made to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their first year of study. If your course does not require you to sit exams during your first year, you must provide other examples of how you have achieved academic excellence
- preference will be given to students who do not already hold a bursary or scholarship that is centrally administered by the University. This does not include the Oxford Bursary.
Applications for 2017/18 are now open, with a deadline of 19 January 2018.