Jesus College undergraduates and graduates (including undergraduates on their year abroad) are eligible to apply. Graduates within fee liability or in the final year of a recognised 1 year plus 3 year or 2 year plus 2 year course are eligible. The grant to each applicant will be 75% of the cost of books, photocopying/printing of articles and/or purchase of equipment, or £180, whichever is the smaller. The minimum claim permitted is for expenditure of at least £25. If, however, the accepted claims exceed the total of £12,500 the grants will be reduced proportionally.

Books, photocopies, or equipment included in the application must have been paid for at the personal expense of the applicant between the last day of Trinity Full Term (i.e. Friday of Eighth Week) and the last day of Trinity Full Term (i.e. Friday of Eighth Week) of the following year, except that in the case of applicants in their first year the period may be extended backwards to include purchases made on the advice of their College Tutors before coming into residence. 

The Governing Body has agreed that the following items of academic support may be purchased in addition to, or in lieu of, the purchase of books: 

  • Academic software
  • Calculators
  • Laboratory coat
  • Dissection equipment
  • Geological hammer
  • Compass/clinometers
  • Handlens
  • Molecular models
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Stethoscope
  • Torches
  • Recommended DVDs/videos for the Film Studies option in English

Please note that graduates studying for a part-time course are eligible to apply for half of the book grant.