This page primarily relates to undergraduate funding. For postgraduate funding (including the funding mentioned below for which graduates are also eligible), please visit the dedicated page that details all of the awards available to our graduate students.

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.

Support from the College

The University and its colleges are firmly committed to the principle that access to Oxford should not depend on financial circumstances. 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. Please see the Undergraduate Financial Assistance tab below.

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. Please find full details of all the funds and prizes below. 

To celebrate the College’s 650th Anniversary, Old Members of the College set up a Trust Fund to disburse awards to current members in the region of £150 – £500 for a variety of cultural and sporting activities. Applications are open at the start of the calendar year.

Academic support 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.

Such awards are made to second, third or fourth year undergraduates by the Governing Body in Michaelmas Term.  Each award is for the current academic year only, but may be renewed for continued good academic performance. Excellent performance in University examinations and /or College collections during the first or second year of undergraduate study in Oxford may be recognised by the award of an Exhibition to the value of £150 or a Junior Scholarship to the value of £300.  At the end of the second year of study in Oxford (which for a student spending the second year abroad would be the third year of study), any student previously awarded an Exhibition or a Junior Scholarship may be awarded a Scholarship to the value of £450 for sustained academic excellence. Any undergraduate who holds one of these awards may wear a scholar’s gown, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the College on proof of purchase.

Up to 12 such prizes (with a value of £100 each) are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate Junior Members in recognition of non-academic contributions to the life of the College, subject to at least satisfactory academic performance. Nominations may be made by any member of the College no later than Friday of 4th week of Trinity Term, and the nomination process allows for self-nomination.

Awarded annually to the most meritorious of those beginning their last year of undergraduate studies in the Final Honour School of Modern History or any Joint Final Honour school (including Literae Humaniores) involving the study of Ancient or Modern History.

The College’s book grant scheme could refund you up to 50% of the cost of essential texts, to a maximum of £100 per year.

Book Grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, but not during the Summer or Christmas vacations.

Book Grants may also be used towards the cost of electronic learning resources, such as subscriptions for online revision tools.

Book grant application form

Awarded for the most meritorious translation into English of a passage of Greek and a passage of Latin in Trinity Term of even years.

Awarded annually to the undergraduate member in his or her final year who has made the greatest contribution to College sport.

Awarded in Hilary Term of every year for an essay on some aspect of contemporary European political, philosophical, or economic life.

Each year all new UK students at Oxford whose household income is assessed as £27,500 or less by the Student Loans Company (SLC) are selected to receive an annual bursary through the Crankstart Scholarship 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 team 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 formal and informal events for scholars. Scholars are also encouraged to volunteer, either through outreach work or within their local community.

For more information please visit the Crankstart Scholarship pages on the University website or contact the team at crankstartoxford@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Awarded annually to any undergraduate member of the College who has exhibited most academic distinction in his or her studies where these have been relevant to the promotion of a better understanding and awareness of the historical, cultural and economic relationship between Great Britain and the Arab world.

Awarded annually to Clinical Medical students in their penultimate year.

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 of 5th Week in Trinity Term. Applications received by this date will be considered by the Student Finance Committee and the successful recipients notified by the end of Week 7.

Awarded annually to undergraduate members of the College whose work for the Final Honour School has been clearly assessed by their tutors as being of first class standard but who failed to achieve first class honours in the final examination or to be awarded any other prize as a result of that examination.

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.

Awarded annually to graduates of the College attaining First or Second Class Honours degrees in the final examination in (a) Natural Sciences and (b) English or History (whether Ancient or Modern), with a first preference for students educated at St Bees School, for students born in Cumberland, and then without restriction.

All undergraduates who started their courses in, or after, October 2019 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.

 

Awarded in Trinity term of each year to undergraduate members of the College (including those with senior status) reading for the Final Honour School in English or joint Final Honour Schools with English, for the best tutorial essay written in the current academic year.

Awarded annually on the result of a translation paper which is sat in the first week of Trinity Term.

Organ Scholarships, each with a value of £300 p.a.  are offered at the time of admission to ensure as far as possible that there are always two such award holders in residence at any one time.  Instrumental awards are offered after admission in the years that no organ award holder is admitted with a value of £200 p.a. for a Scholarship and £150 p.a. for an Exhibition.  Normally six Choral Scholarships (value £300 p.a.) are offered each year either at or after admission.  All music awards are tenable for one academic year only.  They are renewable subject to satisfactory performance, and, in the case of Choral Scholarships, subject to the rule that there shall be a maximum of 18 Choral Scholars at any time.

 

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.

The Pippa Koller Prize provides funds for sporting endeavours of Queen’s students who identify as women. Preference is given to those who have taken up a sport as a novice since commencing their studies at Oxford. Those eligible will be automatically considered. The prize is offered in memory of Old Member Pippa Koller (Engineering, Economics & Management, 1992) who died in 2017.

Awarded annually at the beginning of Michaelmas Term to undergraduates beginning their third year of study in the Final Honour School of Mathematics, Mathematics & Philosophy, Mathematics & Statistics or Mathematics & Computation.

Application form for University sports subscriptions

Applications for the sports subscription grant are processed once per year, and the deadline for submission is 12pm on Wednesday of 5th Week in Trinity Term.

I have been fortunate enough to receive a book grant four times over the last two years at Queen’s. I heard about it through emails sent around by the College Office and was advised to apply by my College mentor. The process is wonderfully straightforward and easy and takes very little time out of a very busy schedule to complete. 

Mary, undergraduate student