Care leavers | University of Oxford
Care leavers
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Care leavers

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.
  • Priority to receive a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship, made up of a bursary of at least £4,500 and a tuition fee reduction of at least £3,000, for every year of your course for those whose income is assessed as £16,000 or less.
  • Access to the standard Oxford bursary and tuition fee support, for those who do not qualify for a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship.
  • A support coordinator available to you throughout your time at the University of Oxford to discuss any academic, accommodation or financial concerns you may have. Your support coordinator will also act as a link between you and your Local Authority.

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.

If you are a current care leaver studying in Oxford and would like to provide feedback on the University to Frank Buttle, please fill out the Care Leavers Questionnaire.