Grants are available from Somerville to help graduates with the costs of course-related materials and equipment. This could include books, journals, software, photocopies, photographs and equipment.


All enrolled graduates in the first, second or third year of their course can apply for this funding. This includes BMBCH students in any year. Students who are on suspension and visiting and associate students are not eligible. Students can only claim for purchases made between 1st October and 30th September in the current academic year. Students should ensure that they also apply to other funding sources such as department or faculty grants.

Award levels

Students can claim up to £100 in each academic year. If purchases total more than this amount, students will be reimbursed for the first £100. It is possible to make multiple applications of smaller amounts. Unclaimed grants cannot be carried over into the next academic year.

Application process

Please complete the application form and attach evidence of your purchases. The deadline for claims is either 30th September or your course completion date, whichever is sooner.

Application form



The award will be placed on your battels account and then paid into your UK bank account. Please note that the award will offset any existing battels account debits before the balance is paid. If you have changed your bank details since starting at Somerville, please email the Treasury.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.