What can Oxford offer?
- Oxford provides bursaries to UK and EU students from lower-income households (less than £42,620) - worth up to £3700 for students starting in 2016/17 - as well as tuition fee reductions for students from households with incomes below £25,000.
- Moritz-Heyman Scholarships are available to UK students from low-income households (less than £16,000), which offer reductions in tuition fees of £3000 per year as well as bursaries for each year of your course.
- You can search for scholarships and calculate fees and funding using Oxford University's scholarship search tool.
- Due to our short terms (24 weeks a year), college library provision, and the range of bursaries on offer, studying at Oxford is no more expensive than at other universities.
UK and EU students
UK or EU students undertaking their first undergraduate degree in 2017/18 are eligible to access a loan from the UK government for the full amount of their tuition fee and do not need to pay anything upfront.
For EU students applying for courses starting in 2018/19, please see the University of Oxford's website on the implications of UK referendum and the UK's membership of the EU. We would like to echo the University of Oxford's statement: The University of Oxford is and intends to remain a thriving, cosmopolitan community of scholars and students united in our commitment to education and research. The UK referendum result will not change this; our students from all across the world are as warmly welcome as ever.
Government support 2017/18
UK students are eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the full costs of tuition fees (currently £9000 per year) and, regardless of household income, can apply for a maintenance loan to cover living costs. To access the full maintenance loan you will need to complete a financial assessment when you apply to your local funding agency.
EU students are currently eligible for a tuition fee loan for courses starting in 2017/18, but are not eligible for any financial assistance with living costs from the UK government.
Oxford support 2017/18
If you are a Home (UK) or EU student from a lower-income household (less than £42,620), you will be eligible to receive an annual non-repayable Oxford Bursary to help with living costs. These bursaries are worth up to £3700 per year, depending on your household income.
If you are a Home (UK) student with a household income of less than £16,000, undertaking your first undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a Moritz-Heyman scholarship. These provide a bursary, tuition fee reductions of £3000 per year, and opportunities for volunteering and internships.
Colleges vary in the amount of financial support they offer to students. Some colleges offer support in the form of subsidised meals and accommodation, others offer travel grants and book grants. Most colleges have hardship grants for students who experience financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. Usually colleges will provide prizes (often monetary) to students who do well in University exams.
To find out more look at the University of Oxford's Fees and Funding pages.
There is limited financial support available from Oxford for international students. A list of bursaries may be found on the University of Oxford's website, or you can use the scholarship search tool to get information about fees and funding possibilities. We would also advise contacting your own government to see what funding is available.
US and Canadian students
If you are unable to secure scholarship funding for your studies at Oxford, one option could be to take out a loan. For more information, go to the US and Canadian loans section on the University of Oxford's website.
To work our how much tuition fees may cost, you will need to determine your fee status. Fee status is based on your nationality and where you were living for the three years immediately before the start of your course (and, in some cases, whether this is your first degree). For more information, please see the University of Oxford's fee status page.