Jesus College offers a generous variety of scholarships and prizes, to help students with their studies and award them for academic excellence. The College also has one of the most generous access bursary schemes in Oxford, which is provided to those students needing financial support.

Available awards differ in availability between level of study and subjects read. Please browse below or use the menus to see which awards are available to you. Note that some awards are only applicable to certain subjects, whereas others are relevant to all students.  

See also the page covering Cultural, Sporting and Travel funds.

Academic Prize for Collections

Tutors may recommend to Governing Body that a Collections Prize is awarded to a student who has achieved a first class mark in their College Examinations (or "Collections") over the year. First-year undergraduates may also be recommended for such a prize in Hilary term based on their first Collections.

The value of the prize is set by Governing Body. The prize takes the form of books which must be approved by the student's tutor prior to purchase.

Academic Prize for Progress

Tutors may recommend to Governing Body that a Progress Prize is awarded to a student who has made particularly good progress in their academic work over the year and in their Public Examinations. First-year undergraduates may also be recommended for such a prize at the end of Hilary term based on their work over their first two terms.

The value of the prize is set by Governing Body. The prize takes the form of books which must be approved by the student's tutor prior to purchase.

Alun Hughes Graduate Scholarship

The Alun Hughes Graduate Scholarship is a scholarship for postgraduate study and research into the languages and/or cultures of Polynesia or Micronesia. The Scholarship is restricted to candidates who have been accepted by the University of Oxford to commence doctoral studies commencing in 2018. It covers full UK University and College fees and a maintenance award of approximately £14,553 per year, for up to three years.

Ann Ward Award

Summary of purpose: Academic travel to Africa. 

Who is eligible? Undergraduates and Graduates. 

The Ann Ward Fund was set up by Graham Ward, a former member of the College, to honour his wife, Ann Ward. It is intended to assist students with the cost of travelling to Africa for academic purposes. Preference will be given to those who wish to pursue study in the Horn of Africa. No award shall be made for travel to a destination in contravention of advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Annual Fund Prize for Top Performance in First Public Examinations

Summary of Purpose: Owing to the generosity of Jesus alumni who have donated to the Annual Fund, the College is able to offer new prizes for outstanding performance at First Public Examinations.

Who is eligible? There will be awards of up £1,000 each for students who are ranked first in their School for Mods or Prelims. Students ranks in the top three may also be eligible upon advice from their tutors regarding the ranking and size of School. A maximum of £2,000 in total will be available to be award in any one academic year.

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Prize

The Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Fund was set up in 1981 in memory of Bahram Dehqani-Tafti. The Fund provides money for the educational purposes of current students members, including the Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Scholarship.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has produced meritorious work in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. It is awarded in recognition of progress and diligence as well as achievement.

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Scholarship

The Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Fund was set up in 1981 in memory of Bahram Dehqani-Tafti. The Fund provides money for the educational purposes of current students members, including the Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Scholarship.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has produced meritorious work in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. It is awarded in recognition of progress and diligence as well as achievement.

Baron Segal Travelling Scholarship

Summary of purpose: Travel in Israel and the Near East.

Who is eligible? Preference is given to Undergraduates, but Graduates may also apply.

The purpose of this fund is to provide a travelling scholarship to enable a student of the College to spend a period of not less than two weeks on a kibbutz in Israel. It may also be used to enable a student to spend a similar period anywhere in the Middle East.