Foreign Language Study Grant

Modest sums are available to assist Balliol students of any subject with foreign language courses taken at the Oxford University Language Centre. In most cases, the language study should be related to your academic course. 

Type of award
Academic or academic-related
Eligibility or selection criteria

Any current Balliol undergraduate or graduate student.

Amount awarded

50% of the costs for Fast Track courses; £90 per term for General and Academic or Intensive courses. Reimbursable upon presentation of a certificate of completion and evidence of expenditure.

For the difference between these options, please see this Language Centre video. Please note that Fast Track courses should really be for academic or career development reasons only. 

How and when to apply

For Fast Track courses, please complete a Fast Track Partial Reimbursement Form prior to the start of your course and send it to the Student Finance Officer for approval.  Please explain briefly on the form your purpose for enrolling on this course. Upon completion of your course, you must fill in a College Reimbursement Form. You will need to upload your certificate of completion AND your proof of expenditure in the form of receipts along with the signed Fast Track Partial Reimbursement Form. If you have any difficulty using the form, please contact the Student Finance Officer.

For General and Academic or Intensive courses please complete the College Reimbursement Form after you have completed the course. Please upload your certificate of completion and proof of expenditure. 

For priority places on General and Academic or Intensive courses, please request funding from your department in the first instance. If funding is unavailable from your department, please complete the Language Centre’s Priority Funding Application Form which will be available on the Language Centre website from 0th Week of each term. Contact the Student Finance Officer to check that you can apply for College funding. The College Financial Signatory is the Student Finance Officer, and the email address of the Financial Signatory is The Language Centre will directly invoice the College for priority places on General and Academic or Intensive Courses, and so it should not be necessary to complete a Grant Payment Request form.

Further information

For more information about Foreign Language Study Grants, please contact the Student Finance Officer.