The University of Oxford is committed to attracting the very best students from across the world, to study and learn at all levels, regardless of background or circumstance. In a global context of reduced public funding for higher education, we are more dependent upon the generosity and support of our alumni, friends and donors than ever before.

Access and outreach

Our outreach programmes are designed to encourage talented students to think of applying to Oxford; to work with schools to raise levels of attainment; to mentor and support students in schools; and to encourage students everywhere to be curious, inquiring, and to enjoy learning.

My journey to Oxford

"I was the first person in my school to apply." Hear from Mohamed, Taiwo, Jessy and Fis about their experiences of applying to Oxford, and the initiatives that helped them to get here.

Undergraduate Student Support

We have a simple but ambitious aim; that no student who is capable of gaining a place at Oxford should be deterred from coming here by worries about money. Nearly a quarter of our UK undergraduates receive financial support from Oxford. We want to continue to attract the best students to Oxford and support them while they are here.


First generation

Emily was the first person in her family to apply to any university. She worried about student finance until she found out about the Crankstart scholarship. Find out more about the support Oxford offers.

Graduate Student Support

From global health to the future of energy, our graduate students play a vital role in driving forward research, delivering insights and making breakthroughs. They are the researchers, academics and industrial leaders of the future, addressing pressing global challenges which affect us all – but they need your help to succeed.

Find out more about how graduate students play a vital role at Oxford

Being able to offer full funding to our postgraduate taught and research students is a significant challenge. We need to ensure that funding is no longer a barrier to academically outstanding graduate students taking up their places at Oxford.

Black British students are currently under-represented at Oxford. Find out how we are addressing this imbalance through our Black Academic Futures scholarship programme.