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Financial Support


Financial Support

Students at Trinity have access to a generous amount of financial support to make sure everyone can make the most of what Oxford has to offer. Whatever your financial circumstances when you arrive at Oxford, college and the university aim to ensure financial concerns don’t hold you back from life and study here. In addition to the wide range of bursaries, fee waivers and other grants you may be eligible for from the university, Trinity has support available ranging from book and travel grants to more general academic grants and the Levine Bursaries, available to students on the basis of financial need.

Trinity Financial Support for


Academic Grants

Undergraduate Academic Grants are available to undergraduates to assist with expenditure on projects related to academic work. The total amount per student is £800 over the length of the undergraduate course.

A call for grant applications is sent around each term in 2nd week, with a 4th week deadline. Applications are made by filling in the General Academic Grant Form available on the College’s SharePoint site (log in here). 

Mitchell Fund Grants

The Mitchell Fund grant is available to undergraduate science students who hold Exhibitions or Scholarships, who entered their 2nd year (or 3rd year of a 4-year course) in October 2021, and are undertaking a summer placement directly beneficial to their degree, (e.g. working in a laboratory, or a relevant industrial placement). Each summer placement award will normally be up to a maximum of £500. 

If sufficient funds remain, Exhibitioners in Modern Languages may also apply for a Mitchell Fund grant for their year abroad placement, and Exhibitioners/Scholars in other subjects may also apply for a grant towards a summer project relevant to their degree course (e.g. research for a dissertation). 

Calls for Mitchell Fund applications, accompanied by an application form, are sent to undergraduates in 2nd week of Hilary and Trinity term with a 4th week deadline alongside the general call for grants.

Grants for courses taken at the Language Centre

  • For language courses other than Academic English

If a course for the Language Teaching Centre directly relates to your academic course of study, on the recommendation of your subject tutor, the Chair of the Grants Committee will authorise payment of the full course fees by the college. The request should be emailed to

If you wish to follow a course at the Language Teaching Centre which is not directly related to your academic course, you may apply to Grants Committee for a grant towards half the fees, provided such a grant falls within your maximum entitlement for the Undergraduate Academic Grant.

  • For Academic English language courses

Trinity College will cover the registration fee (currently £70) for international undergraduate students, for whom English is a second language, and wish to undertake the Academic English courses available at the Language Centre. You will need to let the Academic Administrator know that you are applying for this course, but you do not need to apply for the registration fee as the Language Centre will invoice the College directly once you have paid the course fee. If you would like help meeting the cost of the course fee, you should applying using the guidance for language courses above to the Academic Administrator.

Grants for examinations in 9th week for students living on site

Students taking their first- and second-year examinations in 9th Week of Hilary and Trinity Terms, and who live on site, will be given a grant to cover their room rental for the period up to and including the night of their last examination. There is no form to complete; the Undergraduate Administrator notifies the Bursary on your behalf and the appropriate amount will be credited to your battels.

The Lingen Fund

Some funds are available for students studying Classics to go abroad to research. The maximum award is normally £500. Students who are eligible should discuss their application with the Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Dr Gail Trimble.

Modern Languages – Year Abroad Fund

Modern linguists studying two languages can apply for a grant of up to £300 to help with expenses relating to the second language during their year abroad. They should discuss this with Professor Katherine Ibbett or Dr Maria Blanco.

Levine Bursaries for undergraduates

If you are not eligible for an Oxford Bursary, or if your  entitlement does not fully meet your financial needs, you may apply for a Levine Bursary on admission to Trinity. In most years, the College offers a number of Levine Bursaries (value £1,000-£3,000 each) to incoming UK undergraduate students with some financial need. The bursaries will be awarded for the normal length of the degree course, subject to continuing satisfactory academic progress and no material change in financial circumstances.

The Levine Bursaries are generously funded by Peter Levine and an anonymous Old Member of the College.

Further details can be obtained from the College Accountant by emailing

Student Support

In Action

Trinity College is proud to be able to offer a generous range of support grants to enable students to make the most of their studies without missing out on opportunities because of financial pressure.

Find out more about some of the projects and experiences some of Trinity's generous support grants have enabled students to undertake.


Your Finances

Your financial situation can make a big difference to your university experience. It’s important to take some time to think about your expected living costs before ahead of time, and to review these regularly throughout your degree. Our college Bursary have put together a guide to managing student finances that is particularly relevant to new students, but may be of use to everyone in planning your spending, avoiding unnecessary charges, and saving money. 

Oxford University

Fees & Funding

The central university site provides a range of information on the cost of studying, including fees and living costs, as well as information on bursaries, scholarships and government support.



Trinity offers additional support in the form of awards, bursaries and prizes.