Hertford College Undergraduate Bursary
Hertford College provides a means-tested bursary to all UK and EU undergraduates studying for a first degree. The current threshold for eligibility for the bursary is a household income of less than £51,619. Awards are confirmed once a student is enrolled at the college. The bursary is not available for PGCE or graduate entry medical students. This bursary is in addition to government loans and grants and the Oxford bursary, though students in receipt of a Moritz Heyman Scholarship are not eligible.
There is no application process provided you have been financially assessed by your regional funding agency and you have consented to share information on your household income with the University on your assessment application.
The Hertford bursary will be automatically credited to your College account in two equal instalments in January and April.
Student Support Fund
Students who experience unexpected financial hardship during their time at Hertford may apply for a grant from the college Student Support Fund. Grants are available to UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and graduates and are awarded termly on the recommendation of the Student Support Sub-Committee. The Student Support Sub-Committee meets each term in 3rd and 6th weeks. In a financial emergency an application may be considered between meetings. Students wishing to apply should complete the application form, and return it to Sue Geddes, Bursar’s PA by Friday of 2nd or 4th week.
Summer Research Studentships
Each summer the College offers up to three studentships designed to allow Hertford undergraduates to work with Hertford Fellows or stipendiary lecturers (or with a supervisor from another college, or from a department or faculty) in a laboratory or other research project environment; the intention is to offer the opportunity to work outside examined work and get a taste of research in a specific area. The studentships last for up to six weeks, and include food and accommodation in college and a weekly living allowance of £50. The details are advertised in Hilary Term, and also circulated to the JCR.
Scholarships of £200 per year for two years (with possible extension for four year courses) are awarded to undergraduates who obtain a distinction or 1st in their first public examinations.
Academic vacation residence
All UK/EU undergraduates are eligible to apply for academic vacation residence for which a vacation grant is funded by the College. This applies to those required to remain in Oxford to study for finals, prepare dissertations or undertake other course directed reading. The application must be supported in writing by the Tutor. Rent will be charged for the period booked and confirmed by the Accommodation Manager at 25% of the vacation rent rate of £18.68 /night (£4.67/night) up to an absolute maximum of 37 nights a year. If the entitlement is exceeded rent will be charged at the normal vacation rent rate. There is no rebate for nights when the vacation residence has been booked but not used.
Hertford undergraduates who undertake an OPAL language course with the Language Centre are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of the course fees upon successful completion. Please note that the examination entry fee is not reimbursed by Hertford. For information on these courses please see here.
Scholarships for Graduates
There are a number of Senior Scholarships available for graduates. These are both college only scholarships and scholarships funded jointly with the University and other funding bodies such as research councils. Scholarships will be advertised on the Hertford website and in the University Gazette.
The Julia, Bruce, & Mortimer May Scholarship
Offered every 4-7 years (last awarded in 2015) by Hertford College and the School of Geography and the Environment, the Julia, Bruce, & Mortimer May Scholarship is worth £15,000 for three years to a student planning to embark upon a research degree in the School of Geography.
Canadian Centennial Scholarship
Open to all full time Canadian Graduate Students. Awards range from £500 to £2,500. Details and guidance on how to apply are available here.
Details of University Funds can be found on these websites:
Oxford University Society Awards