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.

BCL Scholarships

Through the generosity of an alumna and in conjunction with the Law Faculty, we are delighted to offer two scholarships per year worth £10,000 for students embarking on the Bachelor in Civil Law degree (BCL). These scholarships are available to UK, EU, and overseas students alike for entry in 2018. We will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford for our College scholarships, regardless of whether or not you state Jesus College as your preferred college on your graduate application form.

Bleackley Prize for an Essay in German Language or Literature

The Bleackley Prize Fund was set up using a donation from Mr Peter Bleackley, former Scholar of the College in memory of three of his contemporaries who predeceased him. They are J Maxwell Mitchell (1933), Alexander Ramsay (1932) and Martin Watkin (1932). The Prize is awarded annually for an essay on a subject in the field of German Language and Literature. The essay may be in German or English but may not be one which has previously been submitted as tutorial work. The subject must have prior approval from Professor Kohl, the Tutor in German, and should not exceed 5,000 words.

Book grants

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.

Bowers Award

Summary of purpose: Academic travel outside UK (preference may be given for trips to USA).

Who is eligible? Undergraduates and Graduates.

The Bowers Fund was set up by Bryan Bowers, an Old Member of the College, to assist students with the cost of travelling abroad for academic purposes. Preference may be given for travel to the United States. 

Application Information

Bylaw 6.3

Under the terms of Bylaw 6.3, the Governing Body may award funds to students for special courses of study or in respect of other academically beneficial activities. Such courses or activities must relate directly to the course of study and must not be a compulsory part of that course.

Charles Green Award

Summary of purpose: Academic travel outside UK (preference may be given to Classics-related trips).

Who is eligible? Undergraduates and Graduates.

The Charles Green Fund was set up to assist students with the cost of study and travel for academic purposes. Preference may be given to those engaged in the study of Classical Antiquity, but awards are not confined to this subject. It is suggested that intending applicants discuss their plans with their tutors or advisor before submitting an application.

College Prize for Performance in University Examinations

If an undergraduate student is awarded a Distinction in the Preliminary Examination or a First Class mark in Honour Moderations (the first year examinations) their tutor may recommend to Governing Body that a College Prize is awarded in recognition of their performance.

If an undergraduate student is awarded a First Class in their Final Honours School Examinations (Finals) their tutor may recommend to Governing Body that a College Prize is awarded in recognition of their performance.