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Student support

Fees and student loans

UK students

UK students are eligible to apply for various student loans. Information about student funding and course fees can be found on the University's Fees and Funding pages.

Overseas students

Overseas students can also find information about funding and course fees on the University's Fees and Funding pages.

Jardine Foundation Scholarship

Queen’s is one of the colleges that participate in the scholarship scheme run by the Jardine Foundation, which offers full bursaries for students from Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. For more details, visit the Jardine Foundation website.

Support offered by the College and University

The University and its colleges are firmly committed to the principle that access to Oxford should not depend on financial circumstances.

College

Queen’s has a tradition of supporting its members generously. We budget around £90,000 a year for student support; grants and loans are awarded by a student finance committee which meets twice per term to consider applications. The committee is attended by undergraduate and postgraduate welfare representatives. If you find yourself in severe financial hardship you can apply to this committee. 

You can also apply to this committee for what we call 'academic support' grants. These grants are available to assist you with costs associated with your study such as conference attendance, travel, books, and printing. We will typically award undergraduates a maximum of £390 per year over the course of a degree.

We also offer a book grant programme, which refunds you up to 50% of the cost of essential texts, to a maximum of £100 per year.

Find out more about these grants on our Financial Support page.

There are various additional funds that offer support to students in particular circumstances, including a substantial fund established by Old Members of the College to assist students in the pursuit of educational, sporting, and cultural activities arising from their life at College. For more information, visit our College Awards and Prizes page.

Hawley Fund

The Hawley Fund is intended to provide our students with funding to pursue opportunities and experiences that may be directly or indirectly related to the recipient’s future career plans. The hope is that recipients will use their award to seek out broadening experiences that may help them make good career decisions. These may or may not be directly related to their field of study.

The donor’s wish is to help students who display initiative and enterprise in going after opportunities that will lead to fulfilling and productive careers/lives.

The Hawley Fund aims to fund one to two students per year for either 100% or 50% of the total spend. To apply, please send details of your proposed plans and the relevant costs to the Tutorial Secretary by email: college.office@queens.ox.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 2 June 2021. Applications received by this date will be considered by the Student Finance Committee and the successful recipients notified by the end of Week 7 (i.e. Friday 11 June 2021).

Long distance travel grants 

The Queen’s College recently introduced a new grant scheme to support undergraduates from regions of the UK distant from Oxford.

From October 2019, all undergraduates with Home UK fee status who live 125 miles or more from Queen’s will be entitled to a non-repayable grant of £100 per term (£300 per year), intended to cover travel costs to and from Oxford.

The College has committed to this scheme for an initial five year period from October 2019 to June 2024. For more information about the scheme (and to check your eligibility), visit our Long Distance Travel Grants page.

University

The University operates the Oxford Bursaries scheme to offer grants and bursaries to UK students from lower income backgrounds. Bursaries vary depending on your family’s income. For more information, visit the Oxford Support page of the University website.

Crankstart Scholarships (formerly Moritz-Heyman Scholarships)

Each year all new UK students at Oxford whose household income is assessed as £16,000 or less by the Student Loans Company (SLC) are selected to receive an annual fee reduction and bursary through the Crankstart Scholarships programme.

The scheme, which was launched in 2012, following a generous donation from Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman, combines additional financial support with tailored on-course assistance provided by the Crankstart Scholarship Office and the Careers Service.

As a Crankstart Scholar, you will have the opportunity to access tailored internship support from the Oxford Careers Service and to attend a range of exclusive events, including a reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor. You will also typically be expected to complete either 25 hours of ‘outreach’ work - to encourage school and college leavers to apply to university - or 25 hours of community volunteering each year.

For more information, visit the Crankstart Scholarship pages on the University website.