Care leavers
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Care Experienced

The University of Oxford is committed to supporting students from a care background to ensure that you receive the help you need in order to have a successful university experience.

What we can offer you

  • Through your college, assistance in securing 365-day accommodation.
  • Crankstart Scholarship if your household income is £27,500 or less in your first year, this includes a non-repayable Crankstart Bursary worth up to £5,000 per year towards study and living costs, for every year of your course.
  • A non-repayable care leaver bursary of up to £3,000 per year to help towards financial shortfalls relating to your circumstances:

Please visit the Oxford students Targeted Support webpages for more details of funding available to care leavers.

Contact Student Information to receive confidential advice and guidance about the support we can offer you. The team, based at the Examination Schools - 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG - is available from 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday.

Award winning support

The support offered by the University has been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark; recognition of institutions who go the extra mile to support students who have been in public care.

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