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University of Oxford bursaries and scholarships for 2024-entry

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The following page contains information about Oxford’s non-repayable bursaries and scholarship programmes for students starting in October 2024, along with external scholarships that may be available.

Crankstart Scholarships for UK students

If you are a UK-resident studying for your first undergraduate degree and your annual household income is £32,500 or less, we will offer you a Crankstart Scholarship. This includes a non-repayable bursary worth up to £5,920 per year towards study and living costs. The Crankstart Scholarship also provides access to funded internships to develop employability skills, volunteering opportunities and social and community building events. For full details of the scholarship visit the Crankstart Scholarship pages.

Oxford Bursaries for students with Home fee status

If you are a UK student, or a Republic of Ireland (ROI) national living in the UK or Ireland, from a lower-income household studying for your first undergraduate degree (or Graduate Entry Medicine) and are not eligible for, or do not take up, a Crankstart Scholarship you will be eligible to receive an annual non-repayable Oxford Bursary to help with the costs of studying and living in Oxford.

Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland who have been granted settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may qualify for Home fee status and student finance from the UK government, and therefore they may also be eligible for an Oxford Bursary, if they meet the residence requirements.

The bursary amount will depend on your annual household income:

Annual household income Annual Bursary
£25,000 or less £4,080
£25,001 – £32,500 £3,570
£32,501 – £37,500 £3,060
£37,501 – £42,875 £2,040
£42,876 – £50,000 £1,020

Oxford Travel Supplement for UK bursary holders 

If you are studying for your first undergraduate degree and live more than 80 miles from Oxford, we will help with your travel costs between your stated home address and Oxford. If you are a Crankstart Scholar or an Oxford Bursary recipient, you will automatically receive a non-repayable annual Oxford Travel Supplement of £200 if you live between 80 and 150 miles from Oxford. If you live more than 150 miles from Oxford, you will receive an annual Oxford Travel Supplement of £500. Distance is measured as the direct distance in miles (sometimes termed ‘as the crow flies’). If eligible you will be notified of this additional funding shortly after being contacted about your bursary funding from Oxford.

UK care experienced and UK estranged undergraduates studying without family support

If you have ever been in care or are studying without the emotional or financial support of your family, you can apply for a non-repayable annual bursary of up to £3,000 for each year of your course to help with costs, including during the vacations. Before applying, students must have taken out the full government support available to them, unless there is a good reason why this is not the case.

UK students requiring financial assistance to meet funding shortfalls

Our Student Support Bursary is available to assist UK students who may require financial assistance in a range of circumstances. If you have a shortfall in your finances or need to meet additional exceptional costs once you have started your course, you will be able to apply for non-repayable supplementary funding.

Other Oxford scholarships

There are a small number of other centrally administered scholarships available for undergraduates and these are summarised below. For further details of each scheme, click on the name of the scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Award Application deadline
Hill Foundation Scholarship Students must be nationals of and ordinarily resident in the Russian Federation wishing to study for a second undergraduate degree. Course fees and an annual grant towards living costs. 12 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2024
Palgrave Brown Scholarship Students must be ordinarily resident in and/or educated in the following countries: Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Rep.; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia;  Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan. Annual grant towards living costs. 12 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2024
Palgrave Brown UK Scholarship Students who have been resident or educated in Norfolk or Suffolk. Annual grant towards living costs. 12 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2024
Reach Oxford Scholarship Students from low-income countries. Course fees, annual grant towards living costs and one return air fare per year. 12 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2024
Dr Ateh Jewel Foundation Awards  UK residents of Black African or Black Caribbean heritage, who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. A living costs grant of £3,300 in year 1 of a student’s course (3 awards available). 12 noon (UK time) on 12 June 2024
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and from a Muslim community, applying for any subject in the course listing, except medicine and PGCE. Applications will not be considered from those applying for a second undergraduate degree. Course fees (at the home rate) and a grant for living expenses 12 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2024

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