Oxford offers one of the most generous financial support packages available for UK students, providing over £8.5 million of financial support to undergraduates from lower-income households. Around 1 in 4 UK students currently receives an annual, non-repayable bursary from Oxford. Our ambition is to ensure that no one with outstanding academic potential is deterred from studying here because of their background, personal circumstances, or finances. Find more information on the University of Oxford webpages.
Graduate study at Oxford is a rewarding experience, but also a significant investment. Find more information about the wide variety of funding opportunities on the University of Oxford webpages.
Former students of the College and other benefactors have made generous gifts to the College to provide grants and bursaries for students studying at St Hilda's. These funds are available for many uses, including travel for study and research, vacation residence, extra-curricular activities, the purchase of books, music tuition, language courses and general financial support. In addition there are several subject-specific funds, particularly in the humanities.
Some examples of the generous funds available can be found below:
- The Kojo Minta fund is for graduate students in the humanities
- The Jenny Tyrrell Bursary fund for students in clinical medicine
- The Jayne Almond Bursary fund and the Pamela Gifford fund for undergraduate students in financial need
- The Sue Lloyd Roberts fund for research, travel or internship awards to students interested in a career in the media
St Hilda's also offers several prizes and bursaries for our students to apply for after their graduation, including the Hildegard Prize to assist in undertaking postgraduate research, and the Teach First Bursary, to which we contribute £500 each year.
I received a St Hilda's travel grant to take part in the Japan Project with the Oxford University Orchestra in March 2019. The trip will be an amazing experience for me to develop my performance capabilities as a cellist, especially as I will be taking solo performance and chamber performance for my finals. The outreach work we will be focusing on during the trip is also particularly important to me. I am taking music in the community as a module for finals, and community music and music therapy is something I would like to go into later in my career. We are working with El Sistema, a children's orchestra that is working with a group of children whose lives were affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It will be an incredible opportunity to influence the lives of people affected by this positively with our music, especially people from completely different cultures, showing that music really does transcend all culture and race.