The table below gives a summary of the maintenance and hardship grants available for students at Balliol, as well as information about how and when to apply for them. For more comprehensive information, see Money Matters: A Student Guide to Financial Aid.

Name

Eligibility

Application Form

Oxford Bursaries, Oxford Opportunity Bursaries, and Oxford Tuition Fee Reductions

Home undergraduates receiving maintenance support from the UK government.

No application is necessary but you and your parents/sponsors need to give permission, in your application for student support, for the University to have access to your residual household income (RHI) figure; your Local Authority will assess your RHI, and Oxford will make bursary payments based on this assessment. See Money Matters page 8.

Junior Maintenance Grants

Home, EU and Overseas graduates and undergraduates, except first-years.

Available from 0th week Michaelmas Term. Download an application form (please select Graduate or Undergraduate) or collect one from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters page 10.

Deadline: Monday of 3rd week of Michaelmas Term

Access to Learning Fund

Home graduate and undergraduate students with a government student loan.

Available from 1st week Michaelmas Term from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office, or from the University Student Funding Office. See Money Matters page 7.

Deadline: Usually mid-June

Balliol Short Term Loans

All Balliol graduates and undergraduates.

Available from 0th week Michaelmas Term. Download an application form or collect one from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters page 10.

Deadline: None

University Hardship Fund

Any student faced with unexpected financial hardship.

Available from 0th week Michaelmas Term from the Student Funding and International Office or from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters page 9.

Deadline Michaelmas Term: Thursday of 3rd week
Deadline Hilary Term: Thursday of 3rd week
Deadline Trinity Term: Friday of 1st week

Graduate Bursaries

Graduates in any year of research or study.

Available from 8th week Hilary Term. Download an application form or collect one from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters page 11.

Deadline: Friday of 2nd week of Trinity Term

College Loans and Grants for Unexpected Hardship

Any Balliol undergraduate of graduate student in any year of study.

There is no application form. Apply at any time during the year by making an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer, chaplain@balliol.ox.ac.uk or through his Secretary, catherine.willbery@balliol.ox.ac.uk.