Funding and scholarships: top tips

Funding and scholarships: top tips


You’re thinking of applying to a graduate course at Oxford? You’ve sorted your funding…right? No? OK, well let’s give you some top tips First of all, applying can actually be pretty simple You usually don’t need more than a standard course application So apply and let your grades do the talking Most scholarships are usually open only to new graduate students So it really is a good idea to think about funding as soon as you decide to apply to Oxford Like, as soon as you’ve finished watching this video Don’t check your Facebook, don’t update your status Don’t put the kettle on first Put it on after Apply by the January deadlines Yep, that’s it, right at the start there Use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search It’ll help you to find out if you qualify for funding that requires an extra application It’s an online search tool like Google, except instead of helping you look for cat videos… [lion roaring] …there’s loads of stuff you might ACTUALLY need Most scholarships provide full funding which will cover your course fees, college fees and a stipend for living costs Every year they give out 1,000 fully funded scholarships for new graduates [party poppers and cheering] You don’t need to research every college scholarship The vast majority of them are open to eligible applicants regardless of whether you’ve said you prefer a specific college or not They might all look different Oh, that one’s got a bridge But they’re all lovely and they’re happy to have you Don’t assume you’ll be able to earn your way through your studies It’s a lot harder to write an essay from behind a bar than you might think [water sloshes] Look for funding from sources outside Oxford There are many who want to give you a helping hand From the Linnean Society of London to the Leathersellers’ Company So hurry up and apply Because what you can do with the funding is pretty incredible I really don’t think that I would have been able to choose Oxford without the support I’ve been given When the funding came in, and it was full funding I just said, you know what, I’m following my academic dreams, I’m going to Oxford It’s a place where everyone tries to be the best that they can be and that’s a really good environment to be in It seemed like an impossible dream was realised Oxford has been an incredible journey It’s a place and and a part of my life that I hold dear, very dear, to my heart

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