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We are committed to ensuring that academic ability, and not financial means, is the reason for selecting our students, and can provide generous assistance to those students in need.

Jesus College provides accommodation and meals at reasonable cost, and there are lots of ways in which students can obtain financial help at any stage of their course.

Fee Status

The level of fees charged depends on the course a student is taking, and the student’s fee status (either Home or Overseas from 2023/24).

Please see the Student Funding page of the University website for information regarding fees for students starting undergraduate courses. If you are unsure of your fee status, further information and guidance is available on the University website.

English applicants may start applying for public funding (including student loans, grants and bursaries) as soon as they have submitted their UCAS application, i.e. from 1st September onwards in the year before entry. The application process is through Student Finance England, and we strongly encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible.

Financial Declarations

All students holding an offer to study for an undergraduate course at Oxford will be asked to submit a financial declaration to demonstrate how they plan to meet the expected fees and living costs associated with their chosen course at Oxford. This is an opportunity to plan your finances before commencing your studies.

The amounts and bands given below apply to UK students and Republic of Ireland (ROI) students living in the UK or Ireland who will start their course from October 2023 onwards. Please see the University’s Funding website and select the appropriate link for specific details.

Oxford Bursaries

Oxford Bursaries: provided by the University of Oxford and the colleges. These are available on a sliding scale to students who have a residual household income below £50,000. Available to all UK/ROI students. Full details are available on the University’s Funding website.

If you are a Care Leaver (have been in care for more than 3 months) or an Estranged Student, you will be provided with an additional non-repayable annual bursary of up to £3,000 for each year of your course to help with costs, including during the vacations.

Jesus College Access Bursaries

UK/ROI undergraduates at Jesus College can benefit from exclusive Jesus College Access Bursaries, which are free grants to assist with course-related costs (e.g. books, equipment, travel). The grants are made automatically – there is no need to apply. They are in addition to the Oxford Bursaries. The amount payable depends on household income, as calculated by your Student Finance. Eligible students will receive the following:

 Jesus College Access Bursary Residual Household Income
£950 per year Up to £32,500
£750 per year £32,501 – £42,875
£650 per year £42,876 – £50,000


Jesus College Enhanced Access Bursaries

Unless otherwise specified, these enhanced Access Bursaries, funded by donors to the College, are in lieu of the regular Jesus College Access Bursaries. Click here for more information.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about Undergraduate bursaries, please contact the Academic Registrar.


What our students say

“I am very grateful for the help I’ve received since coming to Jesus; it helps take the pressure off finances, allowing me to enjoy all the opportunities and culture that Oxford has to offer, academically and in music and theatre, which I find important to my experience at university.”

“The bursary is a really brilliant scheme. Whilst I am careful with my money, it means that I do not feel any different to my friends when we engage in recreational activities. The bursary makes social class and the amount my parents earn a non-issue for me.”

“Before starting university, I clearly remember sitting down with my parents and discussing the concerning topic of finances, knowing that they wouldn’t be able to support me during my studies. I was genuinely considering not going into further education because I simply didn’t know how I’d be able to afford the costs of living; luckily my school assured me that the university themselves would provide some support so that I’m now very happily studying medicine at an amazing college.”

The College makes many awards for academic travel and expeditions. There are also funds to help with non-academic travel. The Dodd Fund provides a range of grants to undergraduates to travel abroad in the vacation for purposes not connected with their studies. Find out more about these awards in the Scholarships, Prizes & Awards section.

All our undergraduates are able to live in College accommodation throughout their time in Oxford if they want to do so. For further information, see the Accommodation section.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the College dining hall (except for dinner on Saturday. For further information, go to the Hall and Meals page.

The College may award grants and interest-free loans to any current undergraduates and postgraduates of the College who are judged to need special financial aid, or to enable them to pursue an approved course of special study. Cases are considered on individual circumstances and in complete confidence. We can also advise you on student loans and government bursaries.

Some undergraduate courses include compulsory field trips or the option to do part of a compulsory thesis or dissertation away from Oxford. Students are welcome to apply to the travel awards described above for help with the costs incurred by such work, however, such funds are not guaranteed. Jesus College has developed the following policy to ensure that all students are treated equally.

“The College will not automatically meet the costs of compulsory field trips or other compulsory academic activities associated with a student’s course. It is the clear responsibility of the department or faculty to flag these costs to potential applicants in their publicity material and in their course handbooks. However, should any student consider he or she is in financial difficulty through needing to meet such costs, he/she is welcome to submit a hardship application for assistance from college and/or public funds. In cases where the field work or other academic activity is compulsory but the scale of it is within the control of a student (e.g. it could be done in a student’s home area or more expensively further afield) a student who believes he/she will face hardship in meeting the costs of his/her proposed work must apply to the Hardship Committee prospectively rather than retrospectively, so that the Committee can let the student know how much, if any, financial help could be made available, and the student can then make an informed choice about resources.”

Are you a Welsh Engineering student? If you’re a student living and educated in the area formerly encompassed by Breconshire, and your undergraduate or graduate study encompasses at least 50% engineering, you could be eligible to apply for a grant of £2500 per year through The Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund. Note: this is an independent Fund that is not offered by or via the College. We have no affiliation with the organisation and cannot assist with applications. Please visit the TJJ Memorial Fund website for full information and contact details.

For further details of the financial costs involved in studying at Oxford as an undergraduate, including a guide to living expenses and tuition fees, information for overseas students (non-EU) and useful contacts, please see the University’s Student Funding webpage. Undergraduates from the following regions may find the following financial web sites helpful: EnglandWalesScotlandNorthern Ireland. Financial advice for graduates is available on the University’s Postgraduate Financial Information page. The GOV.UK website also has advice on Student Finance.

Please contact the Academic Director if you have any questions or require any further information about the financial support available to our students.