Scholarships and funding

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Overview

Funding for our programmes is extremely competitive, but we offer a wide variety of opportunities.

On this page you will find information and links to funding opportunities available from Saïd Business School, the University and Colleges, loans and external funding. We also provide information on paying your fees and living costs.

When thinking about funding, we advise

  1. Don’t delay 
    • Think about funding as soon as you decide to apply. Don't wait until you have received an offer. 
  2. Look around 
    • Funding is very competitive. Investigate all your options including external funding which we may not have listed.  
  3. Don’t wait until you are at Oxford
    • Funding for on-course students is extremely limited. You must be confident you can fund your whole course, including living costs, before you start the programme. 

Saïd Business School funding

All the funding listed below is offered by, or closely associated with, Saïd Business School.

For most, if you meet the eligibility criteria, all you need to do is submit your programme application by the funding deadline to be automatically considered.  

Some funding requires an additional action from you. You may need to submit an essay and/or tick a box in the ‘Funding’ section of your programme application form. Please refer to each funding scheme webpage for details.

MBA and 1+1 MBA

Some of our MBA scholarships have fixed application deadlines. For other schemes, they are awarded following each MBA admissions stage however, we cannot guarantee their availability in the later stages, so we recommend early application.

MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership

MSc in Major Programme Management

Oxford Executive Diplomas

University and College funding

For many Oxford scholarships, there’s no separate scholarship application process or extra supporting documentation required. You will be automatically considered based on the information supplied in your programme application, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

For scholarships that do require an additional application or action, use the University's Fees, funding and scholarship search to find opportunities relevant to you and your programme. You can also visit the A-Z of scholarships to view the list of centrally managed funding schemes available to graduate students. 

Most college scholarships do not require you to select a particular college as your preference. They will consider all eligible applicants who apply by the relevant deadline. If successful, you will be placed at that college. We recommend you look at each college website for more information.

Loans and external funding

Loans, scholarships and grants are available from organisations external to the University. Often our students use this funding to support their course fees either partially or fully and/or their living costs.

In many cases, loan funding is dependent on your country of residence or nationality and linked to government or state-run schemes.

Paying your fees

Once you have been admitted onto one of our programmes and completed the registration process, you will receive an invoice from Saïd Business School confirming your fees.

There are several different ways to pay course fees. 

Living costs

In addition to funding your programme course fees, you must be fully aware of, and consider very carefully, the likely living costs associated with your chosen programme.

Donate to scholarships

Our generous donors help to make an Oxford education available to candidates from all backgrounds. We are seeking donors interested in funding scholarships across all our programmes. 

Programme finder

We offer a wide range of programmes, including full time, part time and short programmes designed to shape the leaders of the future.