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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 2019/20 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

Bursaries available to students who started their course before 2016

The amount of bursary available varies depends on year that you started your course. 

Household IncomeAnnual Oxford Bursary for year of entry
20152012, 2013 or 2014
£16,000 or less£4,500£3,300
£16,001 - £20,000£3,500£3,000
£20,001 - £25,000£3,000£2,500
£25,001 - £30,000£2,000£2,000
£30,001 - £35,000£1,500£1,500
£35,001 - £40,000£1,000£1,000
£40,001 - £42,674£500£500
£42,675 - £50,705£0£0
£50,706 +£0£0

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 course fee for 2019 will be dependent upon your household income before tax, with reductions available from Oxford for students from the lowest income households. Please note that fee reductions are only available to students who started in these years.

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

Household income

Course 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 tuition fee loan from the UK government for the full amount of your course 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 £4,665 regardless of household income.



You must be studying for your first undergraduate degree or an undergraduate Medicine degree, including Graduate Entry Medicine. The Oxford Bursary is also available to PGCE students who do not receive a teacher training bursary or scholarship.

Medical Students

Medical Students 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 2019 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.


In order to receive a bursary and/or 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.

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 fee reductions as these are based on the household income assessment carried out by your regional funding agency.

If you are eligible for a bursary and/or fee reduction you will be notified of your entitlement from mid-September 2019. You must have your financial assessment completed by 20 December 2019 in order to be considered for a fee reduction and by 30 May 2020 to be considered for a bursary.

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