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Financial Assistance

The College acknowledges that some students may face financial difficulties and provides funding to help where possible. The following summarises the main forms of assistance available:

Oxford Bursaries

Jointly funded by the College and University, there is a comprehensive bursary programme in place to support UK and other EU students from lower-income backgrounds. There is no application process; eligibility and the amount of  bursary support available are based on the household income assessment carried out by the appropriate regional funding agency. Full details of the schemes are available here.

Government Access to Learning Funds

The University is allocated funds by the Government to assist students (Home fees only) with financial difficulties. The application form and guidance notes can be downloaded here as a word doc.  Applications from students in severe financial difficulties  and those from overseas students will be forwarded to the University Hardship Committee for further consideration on completion of Part B.  Students  wishing their application to be considered for University Hardship should ask their tutor or supervisor to complete form Part B and submit it with their application form.

If you need any advice about an application please contact trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk.

College Student Support Fund

The College has funds available to financially support all Junior Members, including non-home and EU students. These funds are designed to assist where there are unforeseen and unforeseeable financial problems. Applications are considered in confidence and are made by form. Please complete both parts of the application form and email these to the College Welfare Officer, Mrs Long (trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk) by the following deadlines:

In Michaelmas and Hilary Terms - no later than 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday of 4th Week

In Trinity Term - no later than 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday of 2nd Week

University Hardship Fund

The specific remit of the University Hardship Fund is to provide for unforeseen financial circumstances experienced by students. This means that a student’s financial circumstances will need to have changed for the student to be eligible for assistance.  Any undergraduate or graduate students from any country are entitled to apply for assistance from the University Hardship Fund, as long as the criterion of unforeseen financial difficulty is met. There are deadlines for application once each term.  The form is the same as the one for Access to Learning Fund with the addition of the form Part B (see above).

Keble Bursaries

As a complement to the funding available from Oxford University and the government, Keble College is able to offer additional support to students who need it. Keble Bursaries are funded by former students and friends of Keble, via the Talbot Fund, to support the current and next generation of students at Keble.

Craythorne Scholarships

Each year the Worshipful Company of Cutlers invites Keble to recommend names for the Craythorne scholarships. The Trustees of the Charitable Fund have agreed to make available up to £2500 to Keble students. The overriding criterion is the financial need of the candidates. An email will be sent out in Hilary Term to all undergraduate UK students with more information.

Baxter Bursary for PPE or Law

The Baxter Bursary is a means-tested bursary meant to benefit a PPE or Law undergraduate student in the second, third or fourth year of study.  It was set up by Alison Baxter (Law 1985) to provide immediate help for students with real financial needs. The bursary is also open to students reading other subjects depending on need.  There is no need to apply for this directly as eligibility is determined by the same information as university support.

Alan Chesters Bursary Available to undergraduates in History or the Humanities, worth £900 per year.There is no need to apply for this directly as eligibility is determined by the same information as university support.

A. Grant Bursary - Undergraduate Bursary to supplement existing bursary funding for qualifying students.  The fund is designed to help any undergraduate student at the lowest household income tier or on next qualifying tier; up to £1250 a year is available. There is no need to apply for this directly as eligibility is determined by the same information as university support.

Robert Stonehouse Bursary Awarded to a first year undergraduate reading Classical Archaeology and Ancient History or Archaeology and Anthropology from a school in the maintained sector, up to £1095 a year. There is no need to apply for this directly as eligibility is determined by the same information as university support.

Mike Thomas Bursary Awarded to undergraduates in years two to four, up to £1000 a year. There is no need to apply for this directly as eligibility is determined by the same information as university support.

Graduates

For study and travel support for graduate students, see the information here.

The Vice-Chancellor's Fund.
For DPhil students in the final stages of their degree.  Details can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/assistance/hardship/vcf