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The University has generous non-repayable bursaries for full-time Home (UK) and EU students with qualifying household incomes. The type and level of support available in 2018/19 varies depending on when you started your course.

Oxford Bursaries

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student from a lower-income household, you will be eligible to receive an annual non-repayable Oxford Bursary to help with living costs.

The tables below shows the annual bursaries available from Oxford for Home and EU students, dependent upon household income before tax.

Bursaries available to students who started their course from 2016 onwards

Household IncomeAnnual Oxford Bursary
£16,000 or less£3,700
£16,001 - £20,000£2,700
£20,001 - £22,500£2,500
£22,501 - £25,000£2,200
£25,001 - £27,500£1,700
£27,501 - £30,000£1,400
£30,001 - £32,500£1,100
£32,501 - £35,000£1,000
£35,001 - £37,500£800
£37,501 - £40,000£600
£40,001 - £42,875£200
£42,875+£0

Bursaries available to students who started their course before 2016

The amount of bursary available varies depends on year that you started your course. Please note that EU students who started before 2012 are not eligible to receive the Oxford Bursary.

Household IncomeAnnual Oxford Bursary for year of entry
20152012, 2013 or 2014Pre-2012
(Home students only)
£16,000 or less£4,500£3,300£3,225
£16,001 - £20,000£3,500£3,000£3,225
£20,001 - £25,000£3,000£2,500£3,225
£25,001 - £30,000£2,000£2,000£3,108 - £2,166
£30,001 - £35,000£1,500£1,500£1,947 - £1,128
£35,001 - £40,000£1,000£1,000£1,000 - £750
£40,001 - £42,645£500£500£500
£42,646 - £50,705£0£0£500
£50,706 +£0£0£0

Tuition Fee Reductions

If you are a Home (UK) or EU student undertaking your first undergraduate degree and you started your course in 2012, 2013 or 2014, the tuition fee for 2018 will be dependent upon your household income before tax, with reductions available from Oxford for students from the lowest income households. Please note that tuition fee reductions are only available to students who started in these years.

Tuition fee levels for students who started their course in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014

Household income

Tuition fee payable per year

£16,000 or less£6,000
£16,001 - £20,000£7,000
£20,001 - £25,000£8,000
£25,001 +£9,000

You can access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of your tuition fee and do not need to pay anything upfront. If you are from Wales, you will also be eligible to receive a partial tuition fee grant from the Welsh Assembly of up to £4,800 regardless of household income.

Eligibility

Courses

You must be studying for your first undergraduate degree, an undergraduate Medicine degree (including Graduate Entry Medicine) or for a PGCE.

Medical Students

Medical Students who started their course from 2012 and before 2012 are eligible to be assessed for an Oxford Bursary in the years during which they are eligible to receive funding from the NHS.

Students in years 5 or 6 of the six year medicine course, or years 2, 3 or 4 of the Graduate Entry Medicine course will be contacted automatically from mid-September 2018 with details of how they will be assessed for a bursary. In the meantime, any questions about the Oxford Bursary scheme should be emailed to the bursary team.

Status

In order to receive a bursary and/or tuition fee reduction you must be entitled to support from the UK government and you must have been financially assessed by your funding agency. You are unlikely to be entitled if:

  • you have completed a previous undergraduate degree and you are undertaking further undergraduate study; or
  • you are from the Isle of Man or Channel Islands, unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government, as you should receive funding from your home government; or
  • you are an overseas student, unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government.

If you are an EU student and started your course before 2012, you are not eligible for the Oxford Bursary unless you receive maintenance support from the UK government. Please note if you are only entitled to receive a tuition fee loan this does not count as maintenance support and you will not be entitled to an Oxford Bursary.

How do I apply?

There is no separate application process for Oxford’s bursaries and tuition fee reductions as these are based on the household income assessment carried out by your regional funding agency. When you apply for UK government funding you should simply ensure you have given consent for the University to access your household income figure so that Oxford can consider you for this funding.

If you are eligible for a bursary and/or tuition fee reduction you will be notified of your entitlement from mid-September 2018. You must have your financial assessment completed by 20 December 2018 in order to be considered for a tuition fee reduction and by 30 May 2019 to be considered for a bursary.

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