A new College fund has been set up from generous alumni donations to provide support for a small number of students who plan to undertake an extended research project (8-10 weeks research placement) over the Summer Vacation. It is expected that up to 4 awards will be made, which will contribute to the cost of living in Oxford over this period. The level of support will be in the region of up to £200 per week of the project, up to a maximum of 10 weeks; an additional contribution of up to £400 may be made to cover the cost of research expenses in the host research group.
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.
The Ferdinand Fund was set up using money provided by Mrs Ann Ferdinand, widow of William Ferdinand, a former member of the College.
The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term on the recommendation of the Tutors in Chemistry. It is given to a current fourth year undergraduate student or a graduate student for meritorious work in Chemistry.
The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of a payment by bank transfer.
The Fernando Fervenza Prize Fund was set up using money provided by Dr Fernando Fervenza, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to establish a prize in memory of Dr Geoffrey Rushworth, former Medical Tutor of the College, who died in 2000.
The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term on the recommendation of the Tutors in Medicine. The Prize shall be awarded to support a medical student during a clinical elective.
Governing Body determines the value of the prize. Usually it is in the order of £125 and takes the form of cash.
The First Year Law Prize Fund was set up in 1996 using money contributed by Law graduates of the College who attended a dinner held to mark the completion by Mr Peter J Clarke of twenty-five years' service as Fellow and Tutor in Law.
The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, on the recommendation of the Tutors in Law. It is given to a student who has produced meritorious work for the Final Honours School of Jurisprudence, who has completed the First Public Examination.
The Geoffrey Rushworth Prize Fund was established in 2003 using money bequeathed in the will of this former Fellow of the College.
The Prize is awarded annually in Trinity Term, on the recommendation of the Medicine Tutor. It is awarded for the production of meritorious work by an undergraduate student reading for a degree in Medicine or Physiological Sciences.
The value of the Prize is determined by Governing Body and takes the form of books which should be approved by the tutor for medicine before purchase.
Graduate students at Jesus College may make applications for funds for academic purposes (such as attendance at a conference to deliver a paper or other research trips) up to 3 months before travel. Please note that the research allowance may not be used for the purchase of computers. The grant year runs from 1 August to 31 July, and allowances should be used in that academic year: they cannot usually be carried over into a subsequent year. Applications can only be made whilst students are on their course, not in the summer after completing an MPhil, for instance.
Each year in Trinity Term the Governing Body awards a Graham Ward Award to a current undergraduate or graduate of the College who meets the following three criteria:
Summary of purpose: Academic travel in or outside the UK in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences.
Who is eligible? Undergraduates only.
A limited sum of money is available via the Development Fund for undergraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences undertaking research for a dissertation for their course.
A limited sum of money is available via the Development Fund for students who are undertaking internships or work experience that is either low-paid or unpaid. Please also note that to be eligible the internship must take place before the end of your course.