Financial Support

Wolfson provides financial support for students through bursaries, awards and grants.

Travel Grants for Fieldwork and Conference Presentations

The College awards travel grants to the value of about £40,000 annually. Funding to support travel is available each academic year to Wolfson students presenting at conferences related to their studies or undertaking fieldwork in the UK or abroad. The Travel Grant application form is available to download below, and this contains full details of the scheme. 

Students may apply for up to a fixed maximum amount per year, depending on programme of study and fee liability status. Completed applications for these grants must be submitted by Friday of Week 3 and Week 7 of each term. You should plan to submit your application as early as possible, and ideally before the conference or fieldwork is to take place. Travel must take place before thesis submission (for research students), or final exams or assessment (for students on taught courses) and during the period of fee liability. Please note that funding is limited, and not all applications will be successful, though we hope the additional flexibility provided by this revised system will allow more students to access funding. 

Completed applications should be sent by email to the Academic Office.  The Academic Office will aim to provide a response within two weeks of the deadline. Please remember that applications received during the vacation will be rolled forward to the next deadline, so you might wish to take this into account when considering when to submit an application.

The University also offers some support for travel and research abroad. Details can be found on the International Opportunities page under the Fees and Funding section of the Oxford website.


Language Courses

The College can provide some financial assistance towards the cost of completing fast track language courses where this is required for your Oxford programme of study. The Academic Office will reimburse up to £150 on receipt of the course completion certificate. You should also provide a statement from your supervisor which confirms that the course is necessary to your studies, as well as proof of payment. 

College Hardship Fund

The College Hardship Fund is a discretionary fund intended to provide short-term financial support for students experiencing unexpected and unforeseeable financial difficulties. To be awarded a loan or grant students must be enrolled and be in good academic standing. Doctoral students who have submitted their thesis are not normally eligible for a hardship grant. All applications are considered on a case by case basis. Exceptionally, more than one application may be made, but the fund is not able to provide long-term recurrent support for students, rarely exceeds £500 and is not intended as a substitute funding body for students without scholarships. Students considering making an application to the College Hardship Fund should review the information on the University Hardship Fund, and particularly the definition of unexpected circumstances. Students should also apply to the University Hardship Fund and speak to their Department about any other funds they may be eligible to apply for. 

Students undertaking a nine or twelve month course are unlikely to be considered for hardship funding. 

Applications for hardship funds are considered by the Senior Tutor and Bursar. There is an appeals panel headed by the Vicegerent and including two other fellows. Further information about the procedure is available on the application form.

To apply, please complete a College Hardship Application Form and return it to the Academic Office. We strongly advise students considering submitting and application to contact the Academic Registrar in the first instance for further guidance. 

University of Oxford Hardship Funds

There are also University Hardship Funds to which you may be eligible to apply, with information available on the University of Oxford website

Fee Bursaries

The process for fee bursaries for continuing students in 2018/2019 is currently being updated. More information will follow. Applications are likely to be invited in Trinity Term 2019.

George Peters Bursary

A bursary of £500, in the name of Professor George Peters, who was a Fellow of the College (1980-2001) and Vicegerent (1991-93), is made annually each year. It is open to students from developing countries currently at Wolfson College and is awarded on the grounds of financial hardship. 

Ghazarian Studentships

Two college fee bursaries are available for students pursuing a course of study related to the history of Christianity in the Mediterranean Basin from 400 to 1500 AD, and who in the academic year 2018-19 will be in their second or subsequent year of study. Applicants must not currently be in receipt of a full scholarship.

The Steward’s Award 

A travel bursary offered annually to a member of Wolfson College studying for a graduate degree in Environmental Science or Earth Sciences. The award of £750 is intended to enable the recipient to travel overseas for academic purposes related to their course (e.g. fieldwork, attending a conference, or collaborating with another institution etc.).  If required, the successful candidate may also apply for a College Conference or Fieldwork Grant to supplement the award. 


Downloads
College Hardship Fund Application FormDownload
Travel Grant Application Form 2017-18Download
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19 November 2018
Romulus Launching Party

This Friday, Wolfson's literary magazine Romulus will launch their new call for writers.

19 November 2018
Academics at Risk Giving Day

We are delighted to announce that we have raised over half of our target for our Cara Campaign.

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Walter Sawyer admitted to the honorary degree of Master of Arts

Supernumerary Fellow, Walter Sawyer receives honorary Master of Arts from the University. 

Our upcoming events

General Meetings
21 - 21
Nov Nov
General Meeting
Wednesday 21 November - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

General Meeting occurs at least twice in each term and is an opportunity for all College and Common Room members to discuss any College business.

Parties and Dinners
21 - 21
Nov Nov
Academics at Risk Giving Day
Wednesday 21 November - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We hope you can join us for an informal evening of drinks, canapés and speeches from Tim Hitchens, Stephen Wordsworth from CARA and some special guests. The event will take place at 19.00 in the Wolfson Café.

Art exhibition
22 - 22
Nov Nov
Snow Land Art Exhibition
Thursday 22 November - 11:30am to 6:30pm

The exhibition will display incredible artistic works of young Tibetan artists from Snow Land Art School in Tibet. The event will be started with a brief introduction by Ngawa Choepjor, who is the co-founder of Snow Land Art School in Tibet.