Graduate Financial Support and Assistance

Please go to the bottom of this page for information about the grants we offer our graduate students. Please read the instructions for completing the application forms carefully, and make sure that you check the eligibility criteria.

Graduate Financial Support and Assistance

Christ Church has a generous hardship fund to help students experiencing financial difficulties and we are able to support eligible applications to the University’s dedicated funding streams. You will receive further details about the different funding streams available from the Academic Office at the start of each term. Please also see our Financial Assistance FAQs page.

The College provides various scholarships to new students who are accepted by Christ Church for graduate study. All applicants who are offered a place at Christ Church are automatically considered for our college scholarships, if they are eligible. We also offer four Clarendon Scholarships each year in association with the University. Clarendon applications are dealt with by the Graduate Admissions and Funding Office at the University of Oxford.

For general information about scholarships, please see the funding section of the University graduate website.


Graduate Financial Support and Assistance

Book Grants

Book grants from College funds are available to Junior Members of the College for the purchase of course-related books, e-books, apps, or software which are essential to their work.

The deadline for applications is Friday of 8th Week in each term.

Graduate Book Grant Form (for first year graduates)

Graduate Book Grant Form (subsequent years)

Language Grants

Christ Church offers 10 x £250 grants for Fast Track Language courses undertaken, and completed, at the OULC (Oxford University Language Centre) awarded on a first come, first served basis. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply, but a modern linguist may only apply to learn a language that they are not studying as part of their degree course. Junior Members who are not awarded this £250 grant may still claim back 50% of the language course fee from the College if they successfully complete a Fast Track course, and should follow the same application process. Awards will usually be made as a credit to battels accounts.

To apply please complete the partial reimbursement form and email this, along with a PDF version of your course certificate and a copy of your original receipt as proof of payment for the course to  

Applications will be accepted between 9am on Monday and 5pm on Friday of 10th week in TRINITY term.

Certificates sent before or after this time will not be considered.

Further details about Fast Track Language courses and registration can be found on the OULC website:

Sports Grants

The College makes grants towards the expenses of any Junior Member who has been involved in University sport at a high level, to recognise their achievement. A grant of £350 will be made to those awarded a Full Blue. A grant of £250 will be made to those awarded a Half Blue or those who have represented the University (in teams 1-3) in a Varsity match against Cambridge. Applications should be submitted by Friday of 9th week.

Sports Grant Application Form

Travel and Research Grants

Christ Church will consider applications from graduate students for small grants towards:

  • expenses incurred for travel in the course of furthering their research;
  • attendance at a conference if connected to the applicant's graduate work.

This includes expenses associated with compulsory placements.

Graduate Travel and Research Grant Form