Reach Oxford Scholarship

Deadline: 10 February 2021, the applications for 2021 entry will open in January 2021
Open to: students from low-income countries
Benefits: course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year


Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Oxford.

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.


Nationality: Applicants must be nationals of countries who receive official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Fee status: Overseas.
Level of study: Undergraduate.
Year of study: New students.
Subject: All subjects in the course listing, except medicine.
College: Not all colleges are able to offer Reach Oxford Scholarships every year. If you are accepted by a college that is not participating in the scheme, this will not prevent you from applying for and being awarded a scholarship. If your application is successful, arrangements will be made to transfer you between colleges.
Other criteria: this scheme is only suitable for candidates who have received an offer and who are of the highest academic ability. Financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.


Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length.
Value: Course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year.
Number: Around 2-3 awards per year.


For more details, please visit the official website.