Thank you for your support!

Your donations enable us to achieve so much more than we could alone. By supporting Hertford, you are helping us transform the future of our students – and they will be the next generation of talented individuals to shape the world.

You can pick a particular area of the college to donate to by clicking one of the buttons below. If you don’t have a preference, select General Giving.

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How you can direct your gifts


Student support

Gifts to Student Support go towards funding student bursaries and scholarships, hardship grants for student who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty, and our outreach and access work.

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Student support

Teaching and research

Gifts to Teaching and Research support the academic life of the college, and will go towards funding tutorials at Hertford and research undertaken by our academics. If you would like your donation to go towards a specific subject, email us to let us know.

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Teaching and research


Gifts to Buildings will go towards the costs of maintaining and renovating our historic buildings, as well as contributing towards new buildings projects in the near future.

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College life

Gifts to College Life contribute towards the extra-curricular life of the college, whether that is sport, music or other student societies, and support the maintenance of our buildings and facilities. If you would like your donation to go towards a specific sport, society or building project, email us to let us know.

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College life

General giving

Gifts to General Giving will be used for the most pressing need at that time. At the moment, these gifts are most often used to secure matching funding for graduate scholarships or to fund new outreach projects.

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General giving

Other ways to give

If you would like to set up your own standing order, send a cheque, give by credit card over the phone, sign up to the Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme or send a gift of shares or assets, please see below.

  • Bank transfer and standing order

  • Cheque

  • Credit card

  • Give As You Earn (GAYE)

  • Shares and assets

  • Tax-efficient giving

Giving from abroad

Overseas donors form a core part of Hertford’s support base. As our alumni body becomes increasingly international, so too does our donor family. We are enormously grateful for the support we receive from our overseas supporters and we try to make it as easy as possible for you to donate.

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Hong Kong and China

  • Other non-UK countries

What your gifts have achieved so far


60 school visits a year by our outreach team


30 hardship grants a year for students in unexpected financial difficulty


30 partial or full graduate scholarships


15 student prizes for exam performance, effort and improvement, commitment to outreach and overall citizenship.


12 books from the historic collection restored by conservation specialists


New funding for fellowships in Computer Science, Geography, Law, English, Physics, Management, History and Economics