We don’t want finances to put you off applying to Worcester or Oxford. There are lots of different ways to support your studies and ways that the University and College can help. In the 2021-22 academic year, just over 49% of new graduate students received full or partial funding from the University of Oxford or other funders for their course.

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Funding your studies

As a graduate student, you’ll need to consider your University course fees, as well as your living costs. There are lots of options available to support you in meeting these costs, including loans, bursaries, scholarships and studentships.

For the 2023-24 academic year, the University expects to be able to offer around 1,000 full or partial graduate scholarships for new students. For the majority of Oxford scholarships, you’ll automatically be considered if you’re eligible and apply by the December/January deadline. So, it’s worth applying early.

Alongside generous support from the University of Oxford, at Worcester we offer a range of scholarships, affordable catering and accommodation, as well as financial support such as academic expense grants and our equal access to learning fund.

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Oxford Living costs

The University estimates living costs to be between £1,290 – £1,840 a month in 2023-24, including accommodation, food, social and study costs. At Worcester, our affordable rent and catering options allow you to make the most of your budget. We have graduate accommodation choices at a range of price-points and our pay-as-you-go meals give you the flexibility to combine eating together in the dining hall and cooking for yourself.


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Support from Worcester

If you come into financial difficulty while you’re studying with us, we’ll do our best to help you.

There are a range of options available but the key thing is to make sure you let us know – that way we can arrange the most suitable support in plenty of time. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officer will be able to assist you with accessing funds from the government, College or University, or finding alternative ways in which the College may be able to help.

Through our Academic Grants and Equal Access to Learning Fund, we’re also able to offer additional support to graduate students. These funds could support the purchase of specialist equipment or offer funding towards travel for research and conference attendance. Whatever your situation, we’ll do our best to make sure you’re supported.