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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.

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 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 £500 over the length of the undergraduate course.

Applications are made by filling in the General Academic Grant Form available on the College’s SharePoint site (log in here).

Grants for courses taken at the Language Centre

  • For language courses other than Academic English

If a course at the Language Centre directly relates to an undergraduate’s academic course of study, the subject tutor can recommend that it be funded by the College. The Senior Tutor will then authorise payment of the full course fees by the College.

If undergraduates wish to follow a course at the Language Centre which is not directly related to their academic course of study, they may apply to Grants Committee for a grant towards half the fees. Please note that such a grant must fall within the student’s maximum entitlement for any academic grants.

All applications for language-learning grants must be sent to

  • 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.

Book Grants

Book Grants of up to £100 per year are available to all undergraduates. Students must provide receipts for their purchases, and application forms are on the College’s SharePoint site (log in here).

The Lingen Fund

Some funds are available for students studying Classics to go abroad to research. The maximum award is normally £300. 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 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 Estates Bursar,



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